Rangers continue to pull away from Angels

Ian Kinsler blooped the tie-breaking two-run 3 win over the Angels and widening their lead over Los Angeles to seven games in the AL West.

Mitch Moreland added a solo homer and Michael Young went 3-for-5 in Texas' sixth straight triumph. The Rangers, winners in nine of their last 10, are on the verge of their first-ever four-game sweep in Anaheim.

Koji Uehara surrendered a home run to Howie Kendrick with two outs in the eighth, but Neftali Feliz escaped a jam in the ninth to record his 24th save.

C.J. Wilson (12-5) struck out six batters over seven innings, while Angels starter Ervin Santana (9-9) gave up 10 hits over 7 2/3 frames and lost for the first time in 10 starts.

Santana, who had won five straight starts and was 6-0 over his previous nine, walked Nelson Cruz to start the eighth. Former Angel Mike Napoli doubled to left-center and Moreland was intentionally walked.

Santana nearly got out of trouble as he struck out Yorvit Torrealba and Endy Chavez. That set the stage for Kinsler, who reached out to hit a 2-2 pitch to left field, giving the Rangers a 4-2 lead.

Mark Trumbo singled to start the bottom of the ninth and advanced to third thanks to a pair of groundouts. Erick Aybar then flied out to right field, sealing the Angels' fifth straight defeat.