Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – Leonys Martin’s solo homer highlighted a
two-run top of the 11th inning as the Texas Rangers edged the Los Angeles
Angels of Anaheim 5-4 in the finale of a three-game set.
Martin smacked a leadoff shot to right against Jose Alvarez (0-1) to put the
Rangers in front after they tied it in the ninth. Adam Rosales worked a two-
out walk and Mitch Moreland followed with a single to put runners on the
corners before Rosales scored when Erick Aybar committed a fielding error on
an Elvis Andrus bouncer to shortstop.
Aybar’s RBI single in the home half cut the deficit to 5-4, but Neftali Feliz
(1-1) struck out Grant Green to end the game. Feliz fired two shutout innings
to earn the win.
Moreland went 3-for-5 with two RBI for Texas, which had dropped five of its
last six games coming in.
Mike Trout smacked a two-run homer and C.J. Cron went 4-for-4 for the Angels,
who had a three-game winning streak snapped.
Texas used a two-out rally to open the scoring. Andrus singled, Shin-Soo Choo
reached on a fielding error by Aybar and Carlos Corporan walked to load the
Hector Santiago hit Rougned Odor in the shoulder with a fastball to bring
home Andrus, but Martin flew out to end the threat.
Jake Smolinski walked to lead off the third, Adrian Beltre smacked a double
two batters later and Moreland’s sacrifice fly pushed across Smolinski.
The Angels tied the game in the seventh and went ahead in the eighth. Johnny
Giavotella hit a leadoff double and Trout belted his two-run shot to center
and knot the score.
Cron and Matt Joyce hit two-out singles against Shawn Tolleson before Chris
Iannetta walked to load the bases. Giavotella then blooped a base hit into
shallow right-center to bring home pinch-runner Grant Green.
Kole Calhoun struck out and Trout rolled out to shortstop to strand the bases
Texas was 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position and left 14 men on base,
while the Halos were 3-for-11 with RISP and stranded 14 … Rangers starter
Nick Martinez tossed six shutout innings, scattering seven hits to go with two
walks … The Angels’ starter Santiago allowed two runs — one earned — on
four hits and six walks over 5 1/3 frames.