Josh Hamilton drove in three runs, Tommy Hunter pitched into the seventh inning to remain unbeaten and the Texas Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-4 on Sunday night.
AL West-leading Texas won three of four in the series to build a
seven-game lead over the second-place Angels, who got a boost
earlier in the day when they acquired right-hander Dan Haren in a
trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Hunter allowed three runs and three hits over 6 1-3 innings to
become the first Rangers pitcher to win his first eight decisions
in a season. The right-hander is the second player to accomplish
the feat this season, joining Carlos Silva of the Chicago Cubs.
Hideki Matsui hit a two-run homer for the Angels.