Adrian Beltre homered, Martin Perez pitched into the seventh inning, and the Rangers beat the Angels 5-2 on Monday night after losing Nelson Cruz to a 50-game suspension.
Howie Kendrick hit his second home run of the game in the 11th inning and finished with four RBIs, leading the Angels to a 5-4 victory over the Rangers on Tuesday night.
The Rangers lead the Angels in the AL West by eight games. It ain’t over, but the Angels have to be pretty dejected at this point. There are, however, 16 games remaining between the teams.