"If you ask anybody about getting booed, it kind of motivates you a little bit," said Angels outfielder Mike Trout, who had an RBI double. "He's got to go out there and put his usual swings on some balls and square some balls up and he'll be fine."
Iannetta's second homer of the season tied the game at 1 in the third.
Alberto Callaspo and Iannetta had consecutive singles to start the fifth. Callaspo was picked off second base by Holland, then was thrown out trying to advance while Iannetta went to second. Trout doubled off the left-field wall for a 2-1 Angels lead.
Cruz has had multiple hits in every game after getting two hits in each of the three games at Houston.
Cruz had a leadoff double in the second and scored when Pierzynski, the catcher playing his first home game for the Rangers, tripled into the right-field corner. The ball ricocheted off the wall past Hamilton, and Pierzynski slid into third base at the same time the tag was being applied.
Pierzynski was stranded at third base when Kinsler had an inning-ending liner. After Pierzynski's leadoff single in the sixth, he got to second base but no further when Kinsler flew out to end the inning.
"Personally I had a lot of opportunities with two outs and runners in scoring position and I wasn't getting it done," Kinsler said. "Definitely it was a relief to get that hit in the eighth there."
NOTES: The Rangers had 12 hits and left 11 runners on base. ... Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones sat in the front row, about a dozen seats down from where CEO Nolan Ryan sat with former President George W. Bush. ... Iannetta was 2 for 13 in games at Rangers Ballpark last season. Both of those hits were homers.
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