A four-run fifth inning by the Texas Rangers was enough to send the Los Angeles Angels down to a 6-3 defeat Saturday, snapping the Halos’ five-game winning streak and evening their record at 13-13.
The Halos led 2-0 in the fourth on an RBI double by Mike Trout, which brought home Kole Calhoun and a sacrifice fly by Albert Pujols, which scored Trout. The all-star centerfielder had advanced to third on a throwing error.
But Texas passed the Halos with its big fifth, the key blow being a two-run home run by Rougned Odor, his fourth four-bagger of the season. Carlos Gomez was the hitting star of the game, hitting for cycle and getting four hits and three RBIs. He scored twice.
The Angels put up one run in the top of the nine, as Cliff Pennington brought home Ben Revere on a sacrifice fly.
Calhoun and Trout each collected two hits, but overall the team had a total of six to the Rangers’ 10. Jesse Chavez (2-4) worked six innings for the Angels, giving up eight hits and four earned runs. He walked two and struck out three.
J.C. Ramirez (2-2) will make the start Sunday (today) for the Angels.