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Hamilton's solo home run not enough as Rangers fall to Angels

ARLINGTON -- Anaheim used a walk, two bunt singles, an infield single and two sacrifice flies to score twice in the seventh inning en route to a 4-2 victory over the Rangers.

Josh Hamilton homered again, his 18th of the season in the sixth inning, to forge a 2-2 tie. Both runs were charged to C.J. Wilson, the former Rangers pitcher who was starting for the second straight game but didn't factor in the decision.

Matt Harrison (4-3) allowed four runs on four hits, but the two walks he issued proved to be key for the Angels.

He walked Torii Hunter in the fourth inning, and Mark Trumbo followed with a two-run homer for a 2-0 Angels lead. After the Rangers pulled even on Hamilton's 367-foot homer, Harrison walked Trumbo to start the seventh and allowed a bunt hit to Howie Kendrick before being removed.

The next four Angels hitters collected a bunt single, a sacrifice fly and infield hit and another sac fly to make it 4-2.

Wilson, who started Friday but didn't return after the rain delay, went 5 2/3 innings. Hamilton, who hit a 2-2 pitch off Wilson, has hit nine homers since Monday.

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