Seager’s eighth-inning homer pushes Rangers previous Angels, 5-3

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Corey Seager hit a tiebreaking two-run homer within the eighth inning, serving to the Texas Rangers prime the Los Angeles Angels 5-3 on Thursday.

Seager drove a 1-1 fastball from José Quijada (0-5) deep to left for his thirty second homer, extending his profession greatest in his first season with Texas. Quijada got here in to pitch the eighth and walked leadoff hitter Marcus Semien earlier than Seager went deep.Matt Moore (5-2) received three outs for the win, and Jose Leclerc dealt with the ninth for his seventh save in eight alternatives.Angels star Shohei Ohtani was held out of the beginning lineup, however he pinch-hit with one out within the ninth. Ohtani doubled into the right-field nook, however Luis Rengifo and Mike Trout struck out swinging.Angels right-hander Michael Lorenzen was charged with three runs and two hits in five-plus innings. He struck out seven and walked two.The Angels led 3-1 earlier than the Rangers rallied within the sixth. Leody Taveras walked and Semien singled earlier than Lorenzen was changed by Aaron Loup.

After Seager bounced right into a forceout, Nathaniel Lowe and Adolis Garcia hit consecutive RBI singles. Jonah Heim adopted with one other base hit, however left fielder Jo Adell minimize down Lowe on the plate.Los Angeles scored thrice within the third in opposition to Martín Pérez. Mike Trout, serving because the designated hitter with Ohtani out of the lineup, hit a two-run double with two out and scored on Taylor Ward’s single to proper.Pérez allowed 5 hits, struck out 5 and walked three in six innings. The left-hander received every of his earlier two begins.SITTING SHOHEIOhtani was held out of the beginning lineup for the ninth time in 151 video games this season. It was the primary time since Sept. 4.

“We prefer to assume he is Superman and may do it daily and all that, however he is human,” Angels interim supervisor Phil Nevin stated. “We have got to provide him days of relaxation every now and then. I like to do this both the day earlier than or after he pitches.”Nevin stated different elements have been the lefty-lefty matchup in opposition to Perez and getting Trout off the factitious turf for a day.UP NEXTAngels: Ohtani (13-8, 2.43 ERA) pitches on Friday in opposition to Minnesota. He’s 3-0 in his final 4 begins with a 0.67 ERA and 29 strikeouts.Rangers: RHP Jon Grey (7-7, 3.80 ERA) will oppose Cleveland RHP Cody Morris (0-2, 2.30 ERA) within the opener of a three-game residence sequence on Friday evening.

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