Guerrero's hot bat returns to form

Guerrero's hot bat returns to form

ARLINGTON -- The Angels were second in the American League in runs scored in 2009. Going into Friday's games they were tied for the fourth fewest runs scored and were dealing with a seven-game losing streak.

Maybe their offense is missing Vladimir Guerrero.

"And [Chone] Figgins," Guerrero said.

"They miss everybody they let get away," said reliever Darren Oliver, another ex-Angel. "Vlady is proving a lot of people wrong. He looks like he did when he was healthy. He wasn't healthy last year. But now he looks like the old Vlady and having fun. I like it."

Guerrero hit two more home runs on Thursday night, one in the sixth inning and one in the eighth inning. Both home runs gave the Rangers the lead.

It was the 40th multi-homer game of Guerrero's career and the fifth time both home runs represented go-ahead runs. It's the first time he's hit two go-ahead home runs in the sixth inning or later. The last time a Rangers player did that was Juan Gonzalez back in 1992.

"I've had a lot of chances in my career to have great games," Guerrero said. "But we were winning, they tied it up, my homer put us winning again ... it was a great game for me."