The Texas Rangers (25-37) lost two of three against the Los Angeles Angels (32-28) at Angel Stadium as it finished a seven-game road trip.
The Rangers were shut out in the series opener, despite three players with two-hit games. Texas lost 6-0.
Starter Bartolo Colon allowed six runs, walked one and struck out four in three innings before reliever Jesse Chavez walked one and struck out four in five scoreless innings.
Designated hitter Nomar Mazara hit a RBI groundout in the seventh of game two before third baseman Adrian Beltre drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the ninth. Finally, first baseman Ronald Guzman hit a RBI single in the 10th. Texas won 3-2.
Ace Cole Hamels allowed two runs, a walk and struck out eighth in seven innings. Then, the bullpen combined for four scoreless innings with four strikeouts, which included closer Keone Kela’s 13th save.
Mazara hit a solo home run, his 14th, in the eighth for the lone run of the series finale.
Starter Doug Fister allowed three runs and struck out one in six innings before lefty Alex Claudio struck out one in two scoreless innings.
Texas will start a six-game homestand with a two-game series against the Oakland Athletics (31-29) at Globe Life Park.
These games can be heard on:
Tuesday- 107.9 Tulsa at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday- 107.9 Tulsa at 6:30 p.m.