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The Angels, who were off two out of four days before getting to Texas, open a four-game series Monday at Seattle.

Hamilton was 3 for 21 on the homestand without an RBI the past four games before his 17th homer tied the game. That came on the first pitch after Andrus had an RBI triple that snapped his 3-for-32 slide.

“It was huge for us because we feed off of Josh,” manager Ron Washington said. “Elvis hits the triple, then Josh comes right behind that and hits a two-run bomb to tie it up. That’s exciting right there, and energizing.”

Darren Oliver (5-5) pitched a scoreless inning in relief of starter Colby Lewis before the Rangers knocked Weaver out of the game.

Hamilton greeted reliever Scott Downs in the seventh with a single. Chavez later hit against Bobby Cassevah.

Chavez was hitting in place of Craig Gentry, who an inning earlier went into the game after right fielder Nelson Cruz strained his left hamstring running out a double. Cruz, who has had a history of hamstring problems, will be re-evaluated Monday, an off day for the Rangers.

Kendrick had a one-out double in the first off Lewis and scored on Bobby Abreu’s single. Erick Aybar had a triple and scored when Jeff Mathis singled in the second. Abreu doubled in the third and scored on a double by Trumbo’s before Vernon Wells’ RBI double made it 4-1.

Kendrick’s 14th homer made it 5-4 in the fifth. That was the AL-high 31st homer allowed by Lewis, who gave up five runs and eight hits over six innings.

Notes: Angels right-hander Joel Pineiro, 0-3 in his five starts since the All-Star break with a demotion to the bullpen in that stretch, pitches Monday in the series opener against the Mariners. … Texas leads the season series 9-7.