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88-68 - Rangers opt for the long ball to beat Angels 5-1 in opener

The Texas Rangers scored five runs while the Anaheim Angels scored one run.

For a quite a while there, it looked like the Rangers were heading for another one of those 1-0 Jon Gray outings where Gray carves up a team — a rarer sight in the second half, anyway — while the offense hangs him out to dry.

However, after Angels starter Patrick Sandoval escaped poor command and wiggled out of multiple jams thanks in part to some bad BABIP luck for Texas, the lefty exited with an oblique issue in the top of the 4th.