The Texas Rangers (56-70) won two of three against the Los Angeles Angels (63-63) at Globe Life Park.
Right fielder Nomar Mazara hit a two-run home run, his 16th, in the first inning of the series opener. In the second, left fielder Joey Gallo hit a solo home run, his 32nd, before third baseman Jurickson Profar hit a solo home run, his 14th, in the sixth. In the eighth, Gallo hit a RBI double, his 17th, designated hitter Shin-Soo Choo earned a RBI walk, second baseman Rougned Odor hit a RBI single and a run scored on a wild pitch. Texas won 8-6.
Rookie Ariel Jurado allowed six runs, a walk and struck out three in six innings. Then, the bullpen pitched three scoreless innings with five strikeouts, which included closer José Leclerc’s third save.
Gallo started game two with a two-run double, his 18th, in the second. Later in the inning, catcher Isiah Kiner-Falefa hit a RBI groundout before Odor hit a two-run single. Finally, Odor drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the seventh. Texas won 6-4.
Starter Drew Hutchison allowed two runs, a walk and struck out six in five innings to earn his second win. Then, the bullpen allowed two runs, two walks and struck out five, which included Leclerc striking out the side for his fourth save.
Shortstop Elvis Andrus hit a RBI single in the first of game three before center fielder Carlos Tocci hit a RBI single in the second. In the fourth, Odor hit a RBI single, a run scored on a wild pitch and designated hitter Adrian Beltre hit a RBI single. Finally, catcher Robinson Chirinos hit a RBI single in the seventh. Texas lost 11-7.
Lefty Martin Pérez allowed six runs, two walks and struck out three in six innings before the bullpen allowed five runs and struck out two in three innings.
Odor started the series finale with a RBI single in the first before he hit a three-run home run, his 15th, in the seventh. Texas won 4-2.
Texas will start a six-game road trip with a three-game series against the Oakland Athletics (74-50) at the Oakland Coliseum.
These games can be heard on:
Monday- 107.7 FM or 107.9 FM Tulsa at 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday- 1560 AM or 107.9 FM Tulsa at 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday- 1560 AM at 2 p.m.