C.J. Wilson scattered four hits over eight innings, Michael Young homered, and the Texas Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels 1-0 on Friday night as the AL West leaders stretched their season-high lead over the second-place Angels to seven games.
Wilson (9-5) struck out three without a walk, retiring 17 of his
last 18 batters to win for the sixth time in eight decisions.
Neftali Feliz got three outs for his 27th save, helping the
Rangers improve to 7-2 against the Angels this season. Feliz has
converted 18 straight save opportunities.
The teams were playing the second of seven games over an 11-day
For the second straight game, Young's one-out solo homer in the
first put Texas ahead, and from there pitching dominated.