Angels 2, Rangers 1
ARLINGTON, Texas, August 4 – It was a low-scoring affair in Arlington on Wednesday night. The Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels played the third game of a scheduled four. Unfortunately for Rangers fans, this contest didn’t tilt in the home nine’s favor. The Rangers would go on to lose by a final score of 2-1.
Low Scoring Affair
Unlike Tuesday’s 11-3 outcome, the events of Wednesday saw very little offense by either team. The game would stay scoreless until the top of the third inning. The Angels struck first. Juan Lagares scored on a wild pitch thrown by Rangers’ starting pitcher Kolby Allard. Their other run came in the top of the fifth inning. Angels’ infielder Jack Mayfield hit his sixth home run of the season. That would put the Halos ahead 2-0. The Rangers got their run in the bottom of the sixth inning. Rangers’ shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa crossed the plate on a ground ball hit to Jose Iglesias at short. Garcia was out, but Kiner-Falefa was exchanging high-fives in the dugout with his teammates.
The Angels’ two-way star Shohei Ohtani turned in another quality start on Wednesday evening at Globe Life Field. Ohtani pitched six innings and gave up the Rangers’ only run. He allowed four hits, struck out six, and didn’t surrender any walks. He was able to secure the win, bringing his record to 6-1 on the season. Righty Raisel Iglesias got the save. Rangers’ lefty Kolby Allard pitched decently, but it wasn’t enough. Allard also went six innings and gave up two earned runs, including Mayfield’s home run. He struck out three and didn’t walk anybody. He would go on to take the loss, bringing his 2021 record to 2-10.
It’s a getaway day for both of these teams on Thursday afternoon. First pitch for the finale of this series is set for 1:05 PM CDT. Righty Dylan Bundy will start for the Angels, and the Rangers will counter with right-hander Spencer Howard.
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