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13-year minor league veteran Rodriguez gets 1st MLB hits

Not only did 31-year-old rookie Guilder Rodriguez get his first major league hit Monday night, but the third baseman also picked up his first game-winning RBI. Rodriguez drove home the go-ahead run in the Texas Rangers’ 4-3 victory over the Houston Astros in the opener of a three-game series at Globe Life Park.

Angels top M’s, clinch AL West

C.J. Wilson pitched seven dominant innings of one-hit ball, C.J. Cron hit a three-run homer, and the Los Angeles Angels clinched the American League West title with a 5-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners, followed by an Oakland loss to Texas later Wednesday night.