The Angels returned to Texas for the first time since pitcher Tyler Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room before the start of a series at the Rangers last month, losing 8-7 in 11 innings after letting a six-run lead get away Monday night.
Isiah Kiner-Falefa brought home the winning run with a high-chop infield single off Noe Ramirez (4-2), scoring Jose Trevino and ending the Rangers’ four-game losing streak.
Shohei Ohtani extended the longest hitting streak of his career to 10 games with an RBI triple , then had a broken bat line drive that turned into an inning-ending double play with the bases loaded in the 10th. The Japanese star reached base four times and scored twice.
Albert Pujols’ 652nd career homer and 19th of the season capped a five-run first inning, and the Angels led 7-1 before Trevino’s first career homer and Scott Heineman’s first two big league RBIs got the Rangers closer.
Angels Angels’ return to Texas a jarring reminder of Tyler Skaggs’ death Angels Angels’ return to Texas a jarring reminder of Tyler Skaggs’ death Pitcher Tyler Skaggs died in his hotel room July 1 when the Angels visited the Texas Rangers. Now they are back in Arlington, and the memories are vivid. Advertisement Hunter Pence, who had three hits and reached base five times, pulled Texas within a run with a single in the eighth. Rougned Odor followed with a tying RBI single.
Mike Trout walked to load the bases in the 10th when Ohtani hit a smash to the left of Odor, who was playing in. The second baseman made the catch on his knees and flipped to first, barely beating Trout’s head-first slide.
Rafael Montero (2-0) pitched two scoreless innings.
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