The Los Angeles Angels outhit the Texas Rangers Thursday night, but – as always – it’s runs that count. The Rangers won 3-0 and took three of four games in the crucial series in Anaheim.
Now at 65-63, the Angels fell into a tie with the Seattle Mariners for second place in the American League West and are only a half-game ahead of the Rangers. They remain a half-game out of the second AL wild card spot
Cameron Maybin and Jefry Marte each had two hits for the Halos, but that was not enough to counter home runs for the Rangers by Drew Robinson and former Angel Mike Napoli.
Troy Scribner (2-1) worked five innings, giving up just three hits, but two of them left the park. He struck out six batters and walked three. The Rangers got a better start from Martin Perez (9-10), who went seven shutout innings, giving up seven hits, striking out three and walking none.
Hoping for a turnaround, the Angels will send Parker Bridwell (7-1) to the mound as they start a three-game series against the Houston Astros.
Lobos open the season with a win
The Los Amigos High football team kicked off the 2017 season on Thursday with a 19-0 win over Fairmont Prep in Anaheim. Brian Pacheco rushed for 236 yards on 23 carries, scoring two touchdowns. The Lobos will be next in action on Friday, Sept. 1, visiting Ocean View High.