The Texas Rangers scored seven big ones while the Anaheim Angels managed a meager three runs.
The Rangers avoided the embarrassment of losing to a pitcher named Junk pitching in his MLB debut today thanks in part to a powerful outburst from DJ Peters and seven total runs of offense.
In addition to the plethora of runs, Taylor Hearn continues to look starterish as today he tossed a career high seven innings on an extremely economical 77 pitches. Hearn allowed three runs on seven hits and zero walks in his quality outing. He struck out four, including eventual AL MVP Shohei Ohtani twice.
The win gives the Rangers an opportunity to escape Orange County with a series tie ahead of tomorrow’s finale.
Player of the Game: Peters parked a couple of dingers, doubled, and had four hits overall as he drove in four runs. Nine of Peters’ ten dongs on the year have come with Texas after joining from the Dodgers on August 3.
Up Next: The Rangers and Angels close out your three day weekend with a Labor Day finale. A.J. Alexy will make the second start of his big league career for Texas against RHP Jaime Barria for Anaheim. Monday night’s first pitch from The Big A is scheduled for 8:07 pm CT.