The Angels flew to Texas to have one last series in the Lone Star State. With both teams now eliminated, it was all for pride at this point, or numbers to get paid in the offseason.
Patrick Sandoval was on the mound for this one, going 5 innings, giving up 2 runs on 3 hits, striking out 7 and walking 4. A messy start, perfect for the team.
The offense came through today, however, getting double digit hits and even a big inning. Duffy went deep. Maybe he is a bit clutch after all. Everyone can hold their heads high, except Stassi, who hit into a triple play.
The Rangers scored first, scoring one in the first.
That was fine though, since the Angels took the lead in the 2nd on a Duffy 2 run blast.
It wasn’t all good for Duffy on the day, however, as he got thrown out at home in the 4th.
The Rangers continued to be faster than the Angels as they scored another run by running fast in the 5th.
Ward drove in Ohtani in the 6th to get the lead back, because unlike Duffy, Ohtani is actually fast.
Ford then drove in Ward with a single.
Adell continued the rally with yet another run.
Yet what anyone will talk about is how Stassi grounded into a triple play.
The bullpen did their job for once, pitching 4 shutout innings fron Wantz, Loup, and Herget.
Angels win 5-2, and are in 3rd place in the AL West.