The Angels won 4 of 5, could it be 5 of 6? Sure it doesn’t matter, but could they? Who is starting anyway?
Better luck next game. He went 5 innings, giving up 3 runs on 5 hits, striking out 3 and walking none. That is survivable, but only if the offense could show up.
The offense didn’t show up. Well, mostly. Ward is looking like April Ward again. And Ohtani had two singles. But yeesh, 4 hits through 8? 3 of them singles? Yikes. It was going to take a miracle.
The Angels struck first with a 2 run shot by Ward.
But it wasn’t going to last long. A sac fly brought in one for Texas.
Then a second run came across due to a bad throw and catch (after Thaiss allowed a runner to go from first to third on a passed ball).
Then the Rangers took the lead in the 3rd on a double.
It stayed that way until the 7th, when the Rangers added yet another run.
After Rengifo struck out with 2 on in the top of the 8th, the Angels decided to just give up in the bottom of the inning.
7-2 Rangers and the game was out of reach.
Angels lose, badly.