ANAHEIM, Calif. — C.J. Wilson allowed only two hits, but an error on center fielder Endy Chavez allowed the Angels to score the game’s lone run with two outs in the second inning of a 1-0 pitchers duel Thursday at Angel Stadium.
The Rangers lost the final two games of the series and saw their lead over the Angels in the American League West shrink to three games. Both losses, which came after a 12-game winning streak, were by one run.
Wilson (10-4) struck out eight and retired 12 of the final 13 he faced in his second complete game of the season. He walked one and hit Howie Kendrick on the foot with one out in the second. Kendrick would score two batters later when Mike Trout’s line drive to right center clanged off Chavez’s glove.
That was enough support for Jered Weaver (13-4) and two Angels relievers. Weaver allowed seven hits and encountered trouble only once, in the sixth.
He quickly got the first two outs, but the next three Rangers reached. Mitch Moreland, who had stroked two homers in his career against Weaver, struck out to end the threat.
-- Jeff Wilson