The Los Angeles Angels muffed a chance to square their won-lost record Monday night when they opened a home stand in Anaheim with a 5-2 loss to the Texas Rangers.
Texas put up four runs in the top of the second inning, getting all the scoring the Rangers would need. The Angels fell to 71-73 while the visitors saw their record improve to 62-82.
Mike Trout also had two hits to raise his average to .317.
Angel starter Jaime Barria (10-9) was pulled after three innings. He gave up three hits and four runs. He walked four batters and struck out two.
Jim Johnson (5-3) will start for the Angels on Tuesday.