ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Angels lead, 2-1, as the game reaches the halfway point here at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
But C.J. Wilson, the club's Game 2 starter in the postseason, has bounced back from a rough first inning. He gave up three hits and two walks to allow the Angels to score twice. With the bases loaded and one out and the score already 2-0, Wilson got Maicer Izturis to fly out and he struck out Mike Napoli and Erick Aybar. He needed 36 pitches to get through it.
Since then, Wilson has retired all but one of his batters and looks much more in command. The Rangers want to see some more relievers, so he likely won't be out there much longer, but it was important that he bounce back from the rough first inning.
The Rangers scored on a Michael Young sacrifice fly in the fifth as Julio Borbon came across the plate.