Rangers Fall To Angels 3-2

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Andrelton Simmons hit two solo home runs, sending Jered Weaver and the Los Angeles Angels over the Texas Rangers 3-2 Sunday.

Simmons began the day with only one homer this season. Yunel Escobar hit a leadoff home run in the first inning for the Angels.

Adrian Beltre hit two home runs for the AL West-leading Rangers. It was his fourth multihomer game of the season and the 31st of his career.

Weaver (11-11) gave up four hits in 6 2-3 innings, striking out a season-high eight.

Andrew Bailey pitched a perfect ninth to earn his third save. He was released by the Phillies on Aug. 6 and signed by the Angels a week later.

Colby Lewis (6-2), making his first start since going on the disabled list June 21 with a strained lat, gave up all three homers in 5 1/3 innings.

Simmons connected in the second inning and again in the sixth. It was the third multihomer game of his career.

Beltre homered in the second and the sixth.

Weaver, who turns 34 on Oct. 4, will become a free agent at the end of the season.

No longer the hard thrower from his youth, he has reinvented himself as a control pitcher who seldom hits 90 mph with his fastball. It all worked well enough against the Rangers, his off-speed stuff continually keeping them off-balance. He struck out Rougned Odor in the first with a 68 mph curveball.

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