ARLINGTON, Texas -- First baseman Albert Pujols and second baseman Howie Kendrick each hit home runs and right fielder Kole Calhoun had two hits and two RBIs in the Los Angeles Angels' 5-4 victory over the Texas Rangers on Saturday night.
Right-hander Huston Street retired the side in order in the ninth inning to post his 32nd save and ninth since joining the Angels to secure victory for Matt Shoemaker (11-4).
Calhoun, who went 2-for-4 with a double and a single, had his sixth multiple-hit game in his last seven.
His single in the fourth inning drove in Kendrick, who was 3-for-4 with two runs scored, and shortstop Erick Aybar with the decisive runs. Catcher Chris Iannetta had a run-scoring double in the Angels' two-run second inning.
The Angels (72-49) moved a half-game ahead of Oakland in the American League West.
Colby Lewis (8-10) suffered the loss, giving up five runs and 10 hits over six innings. He struck out 10 for Texas (47-76), which has lost 10 of the last 11 games to Los Angeles and nine consecutive at home.
Texas has lost four straight and six of its last eight games.
Right fielder Alex Rios had two RBIs for the Rangers. Designated hitter Shin-Soo Choo had a solo home run in the fourth inning and first baseman J.P. Arencibia had a run-scoring single.
Shoemaker (11-4) held the Rangers to two runs and four hits in 5 2/3 innings to pick up the victory for the Angels.
Right-hander Joe Smith set down the Rangers in order in the eighth inning and handed the ball to Street, who hasn't given up a run in 11 appearances since joining Los Angeles in a trade from San Diego on July 18.
Street hasn't allowed a run in 42 of 45 appearances this season. He leads all major-league relievers in ERA.
The Rangers cut a three-run deficit to one on Rios' two-run single with two outs in the seventh inning.
Rios, who entered the game in an 0-for-13 slide, went 1-for-4. Rios, Arencibia, left fielder Jim Adduci and second baseman Rougned Odor entered with one hit in their last 57 at-bats combined.
Kendrick backed up Pujols' home run in the first with another to lead off the second, giving the Angels a 2-0 lead. Iannetta's double to left scored Aybar with the Angels' third run.
Calhoun's two-out single with the bases loaded in the fourth scored Kendrick and Aybar with Los Angeles' fourth and fifth runs.
Shoemaker retired the first nine hitters he faced before encountering some trouble in the Rangers' half of the fourth.
Choo led off the inning with a home run before Shoemaker got two quick outs. Third baseman Adrian Beltre then drew a walk, which was followed by consecutive singles by center fielder Leonys Martina and first baseman J.P. Arencibia, whose base hit to left-center field scored Beltre from second base.
NOTES: Los Angeles activated RHP Mike Morin (lacerated foot) from the disabled list before the game and optioned RHP Vinnie Pestano to Triple-A Salt Lake. ... Angels 1B Albert Pujols hit his 515th career home run in the first inning. He is six behind Ted Williams, Willie McCovey and Frank Thomas, who are tied for 18th on the all-time list. ... Rangers officials said RHP Yu Darvish will not make the two-game road trip to Miami this week. Darvish is on the disabled list due to elbow inflammation.