C.J. Cron didn't waste any time. The first pitch he saw in his Major League career, he smacked into left field for an RBI single.

It was the first of two RBI on the night for Cron, who had a debut to remember helping lift the Angels to a 5-3 win over Texas at Angel Stadium Saturday night and snapping their six-game losing streak against their division rival.

Cron was one of a handful of roster moves made by the team on Saturday. After he arrived in Southern California after being called up from Triple-A Salt Lake City around 9:45 a.m. Saturday morning, Angels manager Mike Scioscia had a decision to make. He knew Cron would be in the lineup, but where?

Scioscia and his staff went back and forth on the lineup before finally settling on Cron in the fifth spot.

"We spent a lot of time on today's lineup," Scioscia said. "The way it formed out was 'Hey, C.J.'s swinging the bat very, very well, and it looked like he could matchup against (Rangers left handed starter Matt) Harrison,' so we were going to put him in the middle somewhere where, maybe, he could get up with a couple of guys and just let Howie (Kendrick) hit behind Albert (Pujols) because he has a little bit more experience but C.J. looked very comfortable."

Did he ever. Cron's first at bat came in the first inning with two on and two out. He swung at and drove the first pitch he saw from Harrison into left field, effectively driving in Mike Trout in the process and putting the Angels up 1-0.

Cron doubled in his next at bat. In his third at-bat, another RBI opportunity presented itself with the game tied, 3-3, in the bottom of the sixth.

He singled to left field once more, this time scoring Kendrick and putting the Angels ahead for good.

Cron was 3- for 5 on the night with a double and two RBI. He became the first Angel to have three hits in his first career game since Kendrys Morales did it in 2006.