A six-run lead wasn’t enough for the Los Angeles Angels Monday night as they lost 8-7 to the Texas Rangers in 11 innings in Arlington.
The loss dropped the Halos into a tie with the Rangers for third place in the American League West. The Angels are now 62-65 and the Rangers 61-64, both with .488 winning percentages.
The Halos added two more runs in the second for a 7-1 edge, but that was it for the Angels in scoring. The Rangers got one run in the fourth, three in the fifth and tied it all up at 7-all in the eighth on RBI singles by Hunter Pence and Roughned Odor.
In the bottom of the 11th, the home team scored the winning run when Isiah Kiner-Falefa drove in Jose Trevino with an infield single. Falefa hit a high chopper that was fielded by pitcher Noe Ramirez (now 4-2), who threw wildly to and past Pujols at first.
The Angels will seek to break the third place tie on Tuesday when they again play the Rangers. Jaime Barria (4-6) will get the start in a game that is a makeup of a contest originally scheduled for July 1.