Angels Applying Texas Heat

Angels Applying Texas Heat

The Incredible Shrinking Division Lead turned even smaller Saturday night.

Ten days ago in Anaheim, Calif., the Texas Rangers were three outs away from claiming an imposing eight-game lead over the Los Angeles Angels.

Now, after Saturday night's five-home run Angels barrage and 8-4 loss to the Halos, the Rangers have dropped seven of their last 10 games and their once-robust division lead is down to two.

Worse, it was another dud of a Rangers pitching night, as C.J. Wilson gave up 10 hits and six runs in five innings, which included four Angels homers.

Add a fifth homer and three more hits in the seventh inning off freshly acquired Rangers reliever Koji Uehara, and you have a good idea what the 104-degree night was like for the sold-out crowd of 48,453.

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