Angels rally for 7-5 win over Rangers

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Pinch-hitter Juan Rivera doubled off the wall in right-center to drive in three runs in a five-run eighth inning and help the Los Angeles Angels rally for a 7-5 victory over the Texas Rangers on Thursday night.

The game was one of three designated for the major league's first use of replay review of close calls on home runs, but although there were three hit in the game, all clearly were fair.

The Angels' Jon Garland (12-8) pitched eight innings, allowing five runs and eight hits. He struck out three and walked one.

Francisco Rodriguez pitched the ninth for his 51st save in 56 chances, six saves short of Bobby Thigpen's major league record set in 1990.

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