Rangers steal dwelling in 4-1 win over Angels for 3 in a row

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ARLINGTON, Texas — — Texas Rangers supervisor Chris Woodward and his last-place staff are beginning to have a bit of enjoyable, and appear to have already gotten over the sting of buying and selling away their homegrown All-Star slugger, an All-Star beginning pitcher and their nearer.

They have gained three video games in a row, the most recent going forward with a steal of dwelling after consecutive wins after they gained on game-ending homers by their rookie switch-hitting catcher.

Dane Dunning gained consecutive begins for the primary time this season, Brock Holt scored the tiebreaking run with a headfirst slide into home on the back-end of a double steal within the fifth inning and the Rangers beat the Los Angels Angels 4-1 on Monday night time.

“That was probably our best game all year, just execution wise, just the way we played the game,” Woodward mentioned. “We looked relaxed.”

Holt received the Rangers’ second steal of dwelling this season, and later added a sacrifice fly.

Dunning (5-7) received Shohei Ohtani out for the third time, on a floor ball ending the highest of the fifth. That was the final batter for Dunning, who struck out three, walked two and allowed one run on three hits.

Spencer Patton labored the ninth for his first massive league save in three possibilities this season (and 73 look overalls). That wrapped up 4 good innings by a trio of relievers for the Rangers, who had misplaced 14 of 15 earlier than their profitable streak.

“I told a lot of the guys after the game, that’s kind of the vision you have for a winning ballclub,” Woodward mentioned. “There was a calmness about our guys. We’ve been preaching this for three years now, so I don’t know if it’s after the (trade) deadline or if they just feel like, obviously, it’s a good unit, good group of guys. But we need to see that more often. And if we can do that every night, we give ourselves a chance.”

The Rangers final week traded away slugger Joey Gallo to the New York Yankees, whereas sending starter Kyle Gibson and nearer Ian Kennedy to Philadelphia. They designated former NL All-Star outfielder David Dahl earlier Monday.

Angels right-hander Chris Rodriguez (2-1) struck out seven and walked two whereas permitting 4 runs (three earned) and 4 hits whereas pitching into the seventh of his first massive league begin.

“He has a lot of self-confidence naturally, and a game like that will give him even greater self-confidence as a pitcher,” Angels supervisor Joe Maddon mentioned.

Rodriguez made 13 reduction appearances earlier this season for the Angels earlier than being despatched to the minors June 21 to turn into a starter. His first MLB begin got here a day after Reid Detmers, the one higher-rated pitching prospect within the Angels group, made his.

“Being able to throw after he did, it’s a blessing,” Rodriguez mentioned. “We can have conversations about our starts and keep on growing together.”

Holt was in a 3-for-36 slide earlier than his double within the fifth. He went to 3rd after Isiah Kiner-Falefa reached on a fielder’s selection that was the second out. Kiner-Falefa drew a throw from catcher Max Stassi as he stole second, and Holt then took off and beat a one-hop throw again to the plate by shortstop José Iglesias for a 2-1 lead.

“We had a different sign on, we kind of got messed up on the field,” Maddon mentioned. “That’s not what we wanted to do.”

SHOHEI OFF MOUND

Ohtani hasn’t missed a sport at designated hitter since getting hit on his pitching thumb by a foul ball into the dugout final Wednesday. The Angels skipped the right-hander’s scheduled pitching begin Sunday, however Maddon mentioned the two-way standout will return to the mound for Wednesday night time’s sport towards the Rangers. Maddon mentioned Ohtani “felt good” after throwing earlier than Monday’s sport.

SHORT HOPS

Rangers reliever Joe Barlow entered within the eighth and struck out Jack Mayfield. It was the eighth consecutive batter Barlow struck out over a five-game span. That broke the membership file of seven consecutive strikeouts that had been shared by three, together with Hall of Famer pitcher Nolan Ryan. The streak ended with a groundout. … Rangers DH Curtis Terry, who had a double within the second for his first hit after going 0 for 20 since his massive league debut July 23, added a a single within the seventh to chase Rodriguez.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Rangers: Second baseman Andy Ibañez stayed within the sport after he received hit by a pitch close to his left wrist batting within the second inning, after which scored on a wild pitch. He additionally had an amazing defensive play that inning, with a sliding backhanded cease of Stassi’s grounder up the center and a throw from his rear finish for the out at first.

UP NEXT

Jordan Lyles (5-7, 5.04) is winless in his three begins for Texas for the reason that All-Star break and has allowed 25 homers total. Angels lefty José Suarez (4-4, 3.45) is beginning for the fifth time for the reason that finish of June after making his first 9 appearances as a reliever.

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