Vladimir Guerrero ended a 16-game home run drought with a two-run shot that opened the scoring, Rich Harden pitched seven solid innings in his first start off the disabled list and the Texas Rangers pushed their lead in the AL West over the Los Angeles Angels back to nine games with a 2-1 victory Saturday night.
Harden (4-3) allowed a run and five hits, struck out three and
walked two in his matchup against former Oakland A's teammate Dan
Haren. The Rangers' right-hander had been sidelined since June 11,
when he strained his left gluteal muscle. The Angels' run came on a
seventh-inning homer by Howie Kendrick.
Frank Francisco pitched a perfect eighth inning and Neftali
Feliz did likewise in the ninth for his 29th save in 31 attempts
and 20th in a row.