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Angels Top Rangers, 8-4



    Vernon Wells hit the first of the Angels' five solo home runs and had an RBI triple to back up Ervin Santana pitching on short rest in Los Angeles' 8-4 victory over the AL West-leading Texas Rangers on Saturday night.

    Mike Trout and Bobby Wilson, the last two hitters in the lineup, both went deep in the fourth off C.J. Wilson (13-6), who gave up a career-worst four homers. Peter Bourjos also homered off the Texas starter.

    Santana (10-9) pitched with only three days of rest for the first time in his career, giving up four runs and four hits over seven innings.

    Los Angeles (72-60) is within two games of the division lead.

    David Murphy homered for the Rangers (75-59), who have lost seven of 10.