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58-99 - Rangers open final homestand with 5-2 win over Angels

Stellar defense helps Rangers stave off loss No. 100

Los Angeles Angels v Texas Rangers
“I’m not mad I’m actually laughing”
Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

The Texas Rangers scored five runs and the Anaheim Angels scored only two runs.

The Rangers won’t be joining the century mark of misery just yet as A.J. Alexy’s solid start (5 IP, 3H, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 SO) and a nice night from the bullpen helped to open the final homestand of the year with a win over the hated Angels.

Texas has five games left on the docket this season and still needs to win them all to avoid a 100-loss season for the first time since 1973.

Player of the Game:

Adolis Garcia is back to being the best player on the Rangers again and tonight he made two monstrous plays in the outfield while also reclaiming the RBI lead among AL rookies and tying Pete Incaviglia for the Rangers all-time rookie RBI mark with 88.

Despite losing a lot of his luster during the dog days of the summer, El Bombi is back to leading the AL in WAR by rookies which should help to bolster his ROY vote totals among the analytic types while also enjoying a lead in a lot of the counting stats to hopefully appease the traditional voters.

Up Next: The Rangers’ next trial to avoid loss No. 100 will see them take on these Angels with LHP Taylor Hearn set to face off against RHP Janson Junk. Wednesday evening’s first pitch from The Shed is scheduled for 7:05 pm CT.