The Angels took the last game of the series with two ninth-inning go-ahead runs to get the series victory.
Vlad led the offense, going 2 for 4 with 3 runs and 3 RBI with both hits being homers. The Angels trailed for the first five frames, scoring a run in the second before taking the lead with two runs in the sixth. Vlad hit a solo shot that inning before driving a two-run homerun in the ninth to put the Angels ahead.
Dustin Moseley gave up two runs on six hits in his five innings, but didn’t factor into the decision. Jepsen gave up a run before Jose Arrendondo gave up a two-run homerun in the seventh, but still earned the win. After Vlad’s go-ahead homerun, Shields closed out the ninth to pick up his fourth save.
John Lackey will make the start in the opening game of the regular season’s last series. He looks to pick up his 13th win, and is 1-1 in three starts against the Rangers this season. Vincente Padilla will make the start for the Rangers, who is also 1-1 against the Angels this season, but has seen just three wins since the All-Star break.
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