Simmons hits 2 home runs, lifts Weaver, Angels over Rangers

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Andrelton Simmons hit two solo home runs, sending Jered Weaver and the Los Angeles Angels over the Texas Rangers 3-2 Sunday.

Simmons began the day with only one homer this season. Yunel Escobar hit a leadoff home run in the first inning for the Angels.

Adrian Beltre hit two home runs for the AL West-leading Rangers. It was his fourth multihomer game of the season and the 31st of his career.

Weaver (11-11) gave up four hits in 6 2-3 innings, striking out a season-high eight.

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Andrew Bailey pitched a perfect ninth to earn his third save. He was released by the Phillies on Aug. 6 and signed by the Angels a week later.

Colby Lewis (6-2), making his first start since going on the disabled list June 21 with a strained lat, gave up all three homers in 5 1/3 innings.

Simmons connected in the second inning and again in the sixth. It was the third multihomer game of his career.