The Texas Rangers, 25-25 overall, lost a three-game weekend series to the Los Angeles Angels, 24-28, at Angel Stadium. Texas won the series opener 4-3. Left fielder Shin-Soo Choo hit a solo home run, his eighth, third baseman Asdrúbal Cabrera hit a RBI double, his sixth, and designated hitter Hunter Pence hit a two-run single. Starter Drew Smyly earned his first win after allowing three runs and striking out four in six innings before closer Shawn Kelley earned his fifth save after striking out one in a shutout ninth inning.
Texas lost game two 3-2. First baseman Ronald Guzmán hit a RBI double, his seventh, and second baseman Rougned Odor hit a RBI single. Starter Mike Minor allowed a run and struck out five in six innings before Kelley earned his second blown save and his first loss after allowing two runs in the ninth.
Texas lost the series finale 7-6. Choo and Pence each hit a solo home run, Choo’s ninth and Pence’s 11th. Later, Pence hit a RBI double, his ninth, before first baseman Logan Forsythe and Odor each hit RBI singles. Starter Ariel Jurado allowed two runs and struck out three before reliever Jeffrey Springs earned his first loss after allowing four runs in the seventh inning.
Texas will finish its six-game road trip with a three-game series against the Seattle Mariners, 23-32, at T-Mobile Park. These game can be heard on:
Monday- Franchise 107.7 FM or 107.9 FM at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday- Franchise 107.7 FM or 107.9 FM at 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday- Franchise 2, 1560 AM at 2 p.m.