Arlington, TX (Sports Network) - Adrian Beltre tied the game with a seventh-
inning homer and Ian Kinsler plated the winning run with an eighth-inning
single, as Texas clipped the Angels, 3-2, in the opener of a three-game set
between the clubs.
A.J. Pierzynski added an RBI triple for the Rangers, who were coming off a
series win at Houston to begin the season.
Tanner Scheppers (1-0) tossed a scoreless eighth and Joe Nathan followed suit
in the ninth for his first save. Derek Holland allowed six hits and two runs
with five strikeouts in his seven-inning outing.
Chris Iannetta homered and Mike Trout hit a run-scoring double for Los
Angeles, which has dropped three in a row after an Opening Day victory.
Josh Hamilton's return to Arlington did not go well, as the outfielder was
soundly booed by his former home crowd during an 0-for-4 performance which
included a pair of strikeouts.
In his Halos debut, Jason Vargas surrendered eight hits and one run over 5 2/3
frames. Scott Downs (0-1) was charged with the deciding run.
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