Late lead melts as Texas wins it in 10th

A CLOSE PLAY at home in the Angels’ 3-2 10-inning loss to the Texas Rangers on Saturday (Angels photo).

Once again, the Los Angeles Angels were unable to hold a lead in the late going. On Saturday in Anaheim, the Angels built a 2-advantage and ended up losing 3-2 in 10 innings to the Texas Rangers.

The Halos had a lead behind the pitching of Garrett Richards, who went seven one-hit innings, giving up just one run while striking out nine and walking one.

He got homers from Mike Trout (his 19th of the season) and Ian Kinsler (his fifth), but the Rangers tied it with runs in the seventh and ninth, finally winning it when Ronald Guzman singled home Roughnod Odor in the top of the 10th.

The Angels (31-28) had one bit of good luck; they were able to hang on to third place in the AL West as the fourth place Oakland A’s also lost.

On Sunday, the Orange County team will send Tyler Skaggs (3-4) to the mound against the Rangers.



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