Saturday night was throwback weekend at the Big A, as the Angels harkened back to halcyon days of May, when they could win baseball games without imbuing fans with a seismic toss. They didn’t need the throwback jerseys to win, though. The Texas Rangers helped out with that part themselves.
With the Angels trailing by three runs in the 8th inning, David Fletcher came through with a 2-run double to left. The Rangers followed that up with a gift passed ball, followed by a Luis Rengifo 2-run double to right-center field to give the Angels a 9-7 lead.
Raisel Iglesias continued his uncharacteristic woes, with two baserunners allowed in the 9th, but he was able to get three outs to earn the save and preserve the win.
The Rangers slugged plenty of offense, but ultimately weren’t able to overcome the Angels late rally, plus a three-run moonshot from Shohei Ohtani.