I guess you just had to be there or see it live on television. In a game where Howie Kendrick drove in four runs and Scott Downs protected a one-run lead for two whole innings, there was a magic moment. It was during a six-run sixth inning in which the Angels erased a 5-run Rangers lead and went ahead for good. With a run across and Mark Trumbo on 3B, Mike Trout grounded to Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus. Trumbo would score on the play regardless, but a routine throw was late against the speed of this teenager. Trout's blistering speed beat the throw. The Angels were able to put together an amazing inning that saw Trout score from 1B on a double by Erick Aybar and four more runs cross the plate.
But if the old adage "Speed Kills" ever applied to a baseball game, the death of the Texas Rangers 12-game winning streak began with a lightning quick attack between the batter's box and 1B. The Angels are four games behind the Rangers with 64 games to play. They face each other Thursday Afternoon with Jered Weaver on the mound for the good guys.