The Texas Rangers (4-10) were swept in a three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels (11-3) at Globe Life Park.
First baseman Joey Gallo drove in a run with a ground out in the fourth before he hit a RBI single in the seventh. Two innings later, shortstop Elvis Andrus hit a solo home run, his second. Texas lost 8-3.
Second baseman Rougned Odor pulled his left hamstring in the first inning.
Starter Doug Fister pitched five innings of three-run ball, which included five strikeouts. Then, lefty Alex Claudio allowed two runs in 2/3 innings before righty Matt Bush pitched a scoreless four-out appearance. Then, lefty Jake Diekman allowed three runs, two earned, without retiring a hitter before righties Kevin Jepsen and Keone Kela combined for two scoreless innings.
Fister was put on the disabled list because of a hip injury.
Center fielder Drew Robinson drove in the lone run for the Rangers in game two with a RBI double, his first of the season. Texas lost 11-1.
Starter Martin Pérez, reliever Bartolo Colo and reliever Jesse Chavez each pitched three innings and combined for 11 runs allowed, four walks and six strikeouts. Most of the damage came from Pérez’s second start since returning from his elbow injury.
Left fielder Ryan Rua hit a solo home run, his first, in the third before second baseman Jurickson Profar hit a RBI single in the ninth. Texas lost 7-2.
Andrus broke his right elbow because of getting hit by a pitch in the ninth.
Lefty Matt Moore pitched five innings of three-run ball, walked three and struck out two. Then, Bush pitched a two-run sixth before Diekman and righty Chris Martin combined for a scoreless seventh and eighth. Finally, righty Tony Barnette pitched 2/3 innings and allowed two runs, zero earned, in his 2018 debut before Claudio finished the ninth.
Texas will travel to Minute Maid Park for a three-game series against the Houston Astros (9-4) to start a six-game road trip.
These games can be heard on:
Friday- 107.9 Tulsa at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday- 107.9 Tulsa at 2:30 p.m.
Sunday- 107.9 Tulsa at 6:30 p.m.