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Angels Smack Rangers 11-3

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Angels Smack Rangers 11-3

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Relief pitcher Tanner Scheppers lies in the path of Mike Trout, who slides safely into home past the tag of first baseman Mitch Moreland in the fourth inning.

Jered Weaver earned his 100th victory, Chris Iannetta had a two-run single and scored on a wild pitch during a crazy eight-run rally in the fourth inning, and the Los Angeles Angels moved up in the AL playoff race with an 11-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.

Erick Aybar had three hits and scored two runs for the Angels (81-67), who moved within 3½ games of wild card-leading Oakland with their 15th win in 20 games after the Athletics (84-63) lost at Detroit. Los Angeles also kept pressure on Baltimore, which sits in second place in the AL wild-card standings.

Weaver (18-4) gave up third-inning homers to Mike Napoli and Ian Kinsler during seven innings of six-hit ball, but got a huge cushion from his teammates to ease into a tie with Tampa Bay's David Price for the AL victories lead.

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