Beltre threw to first, but Pujols was called safe by first-base umpire Jim Wolf. First baseman Adam Rosales went to argue and Trout raced to third. The Rangers challenged the call at first and it was overturned after replay review. With two outs and a runner at third, Gordon Beckham flew out to right to end the inning.
The Rangers went ahead in the top of the ninth on a home run by Ryan Rua.
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