mlb

The Rangers get past the Angels in extra innings

The Angels lost to the Rangers 3-2 in 13 innings, going 0-for-18 with runners in scoring position.

Left-handed pitcher Patrick Sandoval started his 10th game of the season and pitched six innings, allowing one run and three hits, but unfortunately did not get the win. The Rangers came from behind to secure a 3-2 victory in 13 innings at Globe Life Field on Saturday.

Taylor Ward smashed his team-leading 10th home run of the season in the top of the fourth inning, off Jose Urena.

The Rangers fought hard in the game, with Sandoval delivering a strong performance. Despite giving up a solo home run to Adolis Garcia in the sixth, they managed to tie the game.

The Angels briefly took the lead in the eighth, but the Rangers equalized with a sacrifice fly by Nathaniel Lowe, scoring Semien to force extra innings.

Here are three takeaways:

Sandoval dominated the Rangers through six innings

The Angels helped Sandoval score two runs to maintain the lead, but Washington chose to bring in Luis Garcia. He ran into trouble in the eighth inning and allowed the Rangers to tie the game, taking the win away from Sandoval.

Sandoval ended the night with six innings, giving up three hits and three walks, and allowing only one run. He recorded five strikeouts, with four of them coming on a changeup, which kept the Rangers off balance at the plate.

He threw 99 pitches on Saturday, lowering his ERA to 4.59 for the season.

Garcia hits a home run to left field, tying the game in the bottom of the 6th inning for his 11th homer of the year.

Marcus Semien went 0-for-3 on the night, striking out once and walking twice. His average dropped to .271 as the lead-off hitter.

Corey Seager was 2-for-4 in the game with a pair of singles and walks.

At one point, Rangers manager Bruce Bochy challenged a play where Zach Neto could have been called for an illegal shift on Seager, but he was unsuccessful with his challenged call.

After an outstanding performance by Sandoval, the Angels bullpen failed to hold on to the lead, costing Sandoval his third win.

The Angels’ offense was unable to keep pace

While the Angels’ pitching held the Rangers lineup to one run through seven innings, the offense went silent after that.

Luis Rengifo went 0-for-6 in his second game back from injury and struck out with a runner on third in the 10th inning.

Ward smashed his 10th home run of the season to left field, opening the 4th inning with a two-seam pitch from Jose Urena.

Adell hit a go-ahead home run off Jose Leclerc to right center, marking his eighth of the season and giving the Angels a 2-1 lead in the top of the seventh.

Urena pitched six innings, allowing only one run and one walk while striking out three, throwing 101 pitches.

Nolan Schanuel, Willie Calhoun, Logan O’Hoppe, and Luis Guillorme were a combined of went 0-for-19 in the extra innings loss to the Rangers.

Rangers take it in extras

Adell helped the Angels in extras as they advanced to the 11th inning by throwing out the lead runner in the bottom of the 10th, with a great assist from right field.

There were multiple opportunities for both teams to score in the extra innings, but it wasn’t until the Rangers loaded the bases in the bottom of the 13th inning that a run was scored.

Carson Fulmer hit Lowe with a pitch, allowing the winning run to score from third base. Fulmer pitched 1.1 innings, picking up his second loss of the season (0-2).

In the 3-2 loss, the Angels failed to get a hit in 18 attempts with runners in scoring position.

Both bullpens performed well in extra innings, escaping trouble until Fulmer faltered in the 13th.

Rangers’ Yerry Rodriguez tossed two scoreless innings to secure his first victory of the season.

The Angels are currently 17-29 for the season as they prepare to take on the Rangers on Sunday. Jose Soriano is set to pitch for the Angels in an effort to secure his second win of the season (1-4).