G39: Rangers take series opener against Anaheim, 4-3

Guerrero in our ballpark batting against the Angels really did look weird.
The Rangers scored enough to win this game, but it was all at once. We put up a four spot on the Angels in the third inning, then held on for dear life for the rest of the game.
Michael Young had a sac fly scoring Borbon. Kinsler doubled in Elvis. Nelson Cruz then split the outfielders for another double scoring Kinsler & Guerrero. That was it for the Rangers scoring. Overall we had nine hits. Oddly enough all of them by the first five batters. Batting slots six through nine all took ofers. Three doubles and six singles. Most of that was outside the third anyway. But it was enough.
Derek Holland started, and went just enough to get the win. He pitched into the sixth, but came out, relieved by Dustin Nippert, who did walk one, but didn’t allow anyone to score. Holland came out with 97 pitches. Not a ton, but a bit more than you’d expect. Still, Darren Oliver & Neftali Feliz were perfect in their combined three innings of work. Our pen saved this game for us – bigtime. Hats off to them.
We’re now two games up over Oakland, and 3.5 over Anaheim. It’s only May 18th now, but man, it does feel good. :)
Tonight is CJ Wilson vs. Jered Weaver. This looks like a great pitching matchup. Should be good. If I wasn’t so tired, I’d drive out to the park and see it.