Series Recap: Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels 7/8-7/10

Series Recap: Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels 7/8-7/10

The Texas Rangers began the week with a three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels starting Monday, July 8, and ending Wednesday, July 10. Here’s what you need to know about the Rangers at Angels matchup at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California.

Monday, July 8

The Rangers opened the series with a 9-4 win over the Angels in the series opener. Texas improved to 43-48, while Los Angeles fell to 37-53. Rangers starting pitcher Jon Gray pitched five innings and gave up five hits, three earned runs, one walk, and two strikeouts. Angels starting pitcher Davis Daniel pitched just 3 2/3 innings and gave up eight hits, seven earned runs, and three strikeouts before exiting the game. The Rangers quickly got on the board in the top of the first inning. Corey Seager homered on a fly ball to center field. Marcus Semien scored for an early 2-0 lead. The Angels got on the board in the bottom of the second inning. Mickey Moniak tripled on a sharp line drive to Adolis Garcia. Logan O’Hoppe and Brandon Drury scored to tie the game 2-2. Jo Adell singled on a sharp line drive to Wyatt Langford. Moniak scored to extend the Angels’ lead to 3-2. The Rangers’ offense exploded in the top of the fourth inning. With Nathaniel Lowe batting, Wyatt Langford scored on a balk to tie the game 3-3. Adolis Garcia advanced to second base on a balk. Nathaniel Lowe singled on a ground ball to Mickey Moniak. Garcia scored to extend the Rangers’ lead to 4-3. Leody Taveras singled on a fly ball to Jo Adell. Lowe scored to expand the Rangers’ lead to 5-3. Travis Jankowski went to third base. Marcus Semien singled on a sharp line drive to Kevin Pillar. Jankowski and Taveras scored to make it a 7-3 game to end the inning. The Rangers added two runs in the top of the seventh inning. Wyatt Langford homered on a fly ball to left field. Corey Seager scored to extend the Rangers’ lead to 9-3. The Angels added a run in the bottom of the seventh inning, but it was too little, too late. Anthony Rendon singled on a sharp line drive to Leody Taveras. Mickey Moniak scored to cut the Rangers’ lead to 9-4. Luis Guillorme went to second base. The Rangers beat the Angels 9-4 after nine innings. For Texas, Josh Sborz pitched one inning and gave up one strikeout. And, for Los Angeles, Luis Guillorme went 0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.

Tuesday, July 9

The Rangers edged the Angels 5-4 in the middle game of the series. Texas improved to 44-48, while Los Angeles fell to 37-54. Rangers starting pitcher Max Scherzer pitched 6 2/3 innings and gave up eight hits, three earned runs, and six strikeouts. Padres starting pitcher Roansy Contreras pitched just two innings and gave up five hits, four earned runs, one walk, and one strikeout. The Rangers quickly opened the scoring in the top of the first inning. Josh Smith homered on a line drive to center field for an early 1-0 lead. The Angels tied the game at one apiece in the bottom of the second inning. Logan O’Hoppe homered on a fly ball to left center field to tie the game 1-1. The Rangers added three runs in the top of the third inning. Marcus Semien hit a ground-rule double on a line drive down the left field line. Andrew Knizner scored to make it a 2-1 game. Derek Hill went to third base. Josh Smith singled on a ground ball to Zach Neto. Derek Hill scored to extend the Rangers’ lead to 3-1. Marcus Semien went to third base, while Corey Seager went to second base. Wyatt Langford was out on a sacrifice fly to Taylor Ward. Semien scored to expand the Rangers’ lead to 4-1 with one out. The Angels added two runs in the bottom of the third inning. Nolan Schanuel doubled on a line drive to Leody Taveras. Anthony Rendon scored to cut the Rangers’ lead in half, 4-2. Taylor Ward singled on a sharp ground ball to Derek Hill. Schanuel scored to make it a one-run game, 4-3. Ward advanced to third base on a fielding error by Hill. Ward was out at third base on the throw that went to Hill, then Marcus Semien, and then Josh Smith with two outs. The Angels tied the game at four apiece in the bottom of the fourth inning. Logan O’Hoppe homered on a fly ball to center field to tie the game 4-4. The Rangers added a run in the top of the eighth inning. Adolis Garcia homered on a fly ball to right center field for a 5-4 lead. The Rangers beat the Angels 5-4 after nine innings. For Texas, Kirby Yates pitched one inning and gave up two strikeouts. And, for Los Angeles, Jo Adell went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

Wednesday, July 10

The Rangers couldn’t complete a three-game sweep after a 7-2 loss to the Angels in the series opener. However, Texas won the series vs. Los Angeles 2-1. Texas fell to 44-49, while LA improved to 38-54. Rangers starting pitcher Michael Lorenzen pitched five innings and gave up five hits, five earned runs, four walks, and three strikeouts. Angels starting pitcher Griffin Canning pitched 4 1/3 innings and gave up seven hits, two earned runs, two walks, and three strikeouts. After a scoreless first inning, Los Angeles got on the board in the bottom of the second inning. Zach Neto singled on a line drive to Travis Jankowski. Brandon Drury scored for a 1-0 lead. Matt Thaiss went to second base on a fielding error by Jankowski. Mickey Moniak homered on a fly ball to right center field. Thaiss and Neto scored to make it a 4-0 game.
The Angels added a run in the bottom of the third inning. Zach Neto doubled on a sharp ground ball to Wyatt Langford. Brandon Drury scored for a 5-0 lead. Neto was out at third base on the throw that went to Langford, then Corey Seager, and then Marcus Semien. Matt Thaiss went to third base with three outs.
The Rangers added a run in the top of the fifth inning. Leody Taveras homered on a fly ball to right center field. Jonah Heim scored to cut the Angels’ lead to 5-2. The Angels added a run in the bottom of the eighth inning. Zach Neto homered on a fly ball to left center field. Brandon Drury scored for a 7-2 lead.
The Rangers lost to the Angels 7-2 after nine innings. For Texas, Corey Seager went 1-for-5. And, for Los Angeles, Carlos Estevez pitched one inning.

Up Next

The Rangers will take on the rival Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park for a three-game series starting Friday, July 12 at 7:10 p.m. Central.

Ana Kieu

Ana Kieu is a journalist by trade. Her love for sports shows in her writing, editing, and podcasting work. She writes about MLB for Inside The Diamonds.

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