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49-88 - Rangers grab series split with 4-0 win over squandering Angels

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A.J. Alexy had a supremely successful sophomore start

Texas Rangers v Los Angeles Angels Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

The Texas Rangers scored four runs and the Anaheim Angels scored zero runs.

After the Angels pretty effortlessly took the first two games in this series, the Rangers battled back to win the last two contests and escape Anaheim with a series split.

This mostly just highlights how frustrating it must be to care even a little about the Angels because, though they’re missing Mike Trout and Anthony Rendon, they have no business losing to the 2021 Texas Rangers in their home ballpark with baseball’s most outrageously talented player pitching and hitting for them.

For those who do not like the Angels at all, however, it remains one of life’s funniest things. May they always be the prodigal sons of the baseball gods.

Player of the Game: The main reason the Angels wasted another day of the prime years of some all-time greats is because A.J. Alexy had an even better second outing than his debut from last week.

In his first road outing of his career, Alexy tossed six innings and allowed zero runs on just one hit and two walks while striking out seven. Alexy has now gone 11 innings without allowing a run to begin his career.

Up Next: The Rangers head to Phoenix for a two game series against the Diamondbacks beginning tomorrow night. RHP Spencer Howard returns to make the start for Texas against RHP Zac Gallen for Arizona. Tuesday’s first pitch from Chase Field is scheduled for 8:40 pm CT.