Odor’s homer sinks the Halos in Texas

NOE RAMIREZ gave up a three-run homer in the seventh inning as the Angels lost 4-2 to the Texas Rangers in a rain-soaked game on Sunday (Angels photo).

You can’t blame it on Jaime Barria. Maybe you could blame it on the rain. Or maybe just on Roughned Odor, who slammed a three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Texas Rangers to a 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels in Arlington.

The win gave the home team three wins in four games against the Halos, and dropped the Angels back to .500 at 63-63.

Barria had a fine start, pitching five innings in which he gave up seven hits, but only one run. He struck out five and walked one.

Odor’s homer came off reliever Noe Ramirez (4-4), who was charged with three hits and three runs in a one-inning relief role.

On the Angel side, David Fletcher had two hits and scored once. No other Halo had more than one hit.

After losing the series to Texas, the Angels will next be in action in Arizona on Monday to take on the Diamondbacks, who lead the National League West. The Halos can do their neighbors, the Dodgers, a favor with few wins.  Felix Pena (1-3) will start for the Orange County team and the D-backs will counter with Patrick Corbin (10-4).

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