• Richards wins 13th as Angels hold off Texas

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Aug 16, 2014
    Richards , who struck out seven without a walk in 7 1/3 innings, has won all four of his starts this season against Texas. Calhoun opened the game with a single and added a double before his tiebreaking, three-run homer that put the Angels ahead to stay in a 5-4 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday night, when Garrett Richards worked into the eighth inning for his 13th win. The scrappy leadoff hitter singled in the first, doubled in the second and blasted a go-ahead three-run homer in the fifth, backing yet another effective start from Garrett Richards as the Angels beat the last-place Rangers for the eighth straight time, moving one game back of the first-place A's in the American League West. The A's have dropped five of their last six games, allowing the Angels who play in Oakland next weekend to shed three off their deficit over the last three days. "He kind of flies under the radar, but I don't know if there are too many leadoff men as dynamic as Kole has been," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "I want to be a catalyst for the offense, get on base, score some runs," Calhoun said by phone after initially making a quick exit from the clubhouse after the game. "I want so bad to get on base. ... I'm having fun right there."
    Source: ESPN.com
  • Halos hold on, pull within a game of first-place A's

    Garrett Richards pitched 7 1/3 innings of two-run ball and Kole Calhoun fell a triple shy of the cycle, pacing the offense while the Angels beat the Rangers, 5-4, at Globe Life Park on Friday night.
    Source: MLB.com

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