Well, that was fun, wasn’t it? The first-place Texas Rangers opened their home schedule Friday afternoon with a matchup against the rival Los Angeles Angels — are they still “of Anaheim,” or have we given up on that? — and former teammate Josh Hamilton. And, as these things tend to work out, Hamilton seemed to be involved in every other play. Here’s how the Rangers defeated the Angels 3-2 to move one game closer to their third AL West title in four years.11:25 a.m.: That new Murph-a-dilla 24-inch quesadilla is longer than Elvis Andrus’ contract extension — even if Andrus doesn’t opt out. 12:40 p.m.: Before the Rangers are introduced, and with Hamilton and his new Angels teammates looking on from the third-base line, the highlights on the video board end with this message: “Welcome to Baseball Town.” I wonder who that was aimed at. 12:53: David Murphy presents his Opening Day jersey to the family of Emilie Parker, one of the student victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut. 12:54: Emilie’s father, Robbie, throws out the first pitch to former Rangers catcher Pudge Rodriguez, then shares a long, emotional embrace with Rodriguez. 12:55: Sports tears. 1:07: First pitch from Derek Holland to Mike Trout: called strike on the outside corner. 1:10: Albert Pujols rips a line drive to short that has Andrus looking for an earlier opt-out in his new contract, but Andrus snares the shot as Holland completes a 1-2-3 top of the first. 1:22: Leading off the second, Hamilton makes his first plate appearance in Arlington as an Angel, and there’s no doubt the fans aren’t saying, “Yu!” — they’re saying “Boo!” 1:23: Holland strikes out Hamilton swinging for the loudest-cheered strikeout at The Ballpark since Neftali Feliz whiffed Alex Rodriguez to clinch the Rangers’ first American League championship. 1:26: Los Angeles second baseman Howard Kendrick singles sharply to center with two outs in the second. There goes the perfect game. 1:35: With one out and Nelson Cruz on third after his double and Murphy’s groundout, the Angels bring the infield in. In the bottom of the second? With that offense? 1:36: A.J. Pierzynski makes the infield alignment a moot point with a triple into the right-field corner that eludes Hamilton when it caroms off the wall. Rangers lead 1-0, and for those scoring along at home, that’s twice already that Hamilton has been able to draw cheers from the fans in Baseball Town. 1:40: That lead didn’t last long. Angels catcher Chris Iannetta deposits Holland’s first pitch of the third into the left-field seats. 2:00: After Pujols’ leadoff walk in the fourth, Hamilton strikes out swinging again, and Baseball Town rejoices again. 2:08: Craig Gentry’s up with Pierzynski on first. If both Pierzynski and Gentry took off running right now, which do you think would reach home plate first? 2:30: With two outs in the top of the fifth, Trout bangs one off the top of the left-field wall to score Iannetta from second and give the Angels a 2-1 lead. 2:35: To lead off the Taco Bueno inning, Lance Berkman bloops a double down the right-field line between a stretching Kendrick and a sliding Hamilton. Good things seem to be happening for the Rangers down the right-field line. 2:38: Adrian Beltre lobs a routine fly to right. Hamilton slips to the ground, but gets up in time to record the first out. 2:41: Cruz strikes out swinging for the second out. 2:44: Murphy strikes out looking at a 3-2 pitch. Berkman is stranded at second and no free tacos for Baseball Town. That’s no bueno! 2:52: In the first Dot Race of the season, it’s Green, then Blue, then Red. 3:02: Kevin Jepsen comes out of the Angels’ bullpen with two outs and Pierzynski on third, and he gets Ian Kinsler to pop out to center. That missed scoring opportunity might cost the Rangers more than free tacos. 3:19: Beltre knots the score at 2 with a line drive off a Garrett Richards pitch that barely clears the 14-foot wall in left. 3:36: With one out in the bottom of the eighth, Gentry reaches on a blooper to right that short-hops Hamilton. 3:39: Gentry steals second with Jeff Baker pinch-hitting. 3:45: Gentry scores from second on a two-out single from Kinsler, giving the Rangers a 3-2 lead. Gentry slides in safely when the throw from that guy in right field whose name keeps popping up today short-hops past the catcher. 3:49: Joe Nathan enters the game and retires Pujols on a fly ball to deep left. 3:50: Hamilton flies out to Gentry in center on the first pitch he sees from Nathan. 3:53: Mark Trumbo draws a six-pitch walk and exits for pinch-runner Andrew Romine. 3:54: Two pitches later, Kendrick flies out to Gentry. Hello win column, and the Rangers now hold a two-game lead over the Angels.