Texas 6, LA Angels 5

Date - Thursday, September 26, 2013 8:05 PM
Location - Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Temperature - 89°
Umpires - Home Plate - Ted Barrett, First Base - Mike DiMuro, Second Base - Scott Barry, Third Base - Alfonso Marquez,
Attendance - 26198

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
LA Angels 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 13 1
Texas 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 6 12 4

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
LA Angels 78-81 39-42 39-39 L1
Texas 88-71 43-35 45-36 W4

Recap


Rangers 6, Angels 5: Jurickson Profar belted a pinch-hit homer to lead off the ninth inning and keep host Texas in the running for the wild card.

Profar's walk-off blast against Michael Kohn (1-4) kept the Rangers one game behind Cleveland for the second wild card with three games to play. Closer Joe Nathan (6-2) escaped a huge jam in the top of the ninth, striking out two with a runner at third base to keep the game tied.

Leonys Martín had a two-run double and Adrian Beltre and A.J. Pierzynski added RBI singles to lift Texas to its fourth consecutive victory. Matt Garza labored through 5 1/3 innings, giving up four runs - one earned - on 11 hits, while Jerome Williams allowed three runs on nine hits over five innings for Los Angeles.

The Rangers erased a 1-0 deficit with three runs in the bottom of the first, receiving RBI singles from Beltre and Pierzynski and a sacrifice fly from Mitch Moreland. They handed the lead back in a sloppy second inning, committing all four errors with two outs - two by second baseman Ian Kinsler - to allow the Angels to go ahead 4-3 on Mike Trout's infield single and Beltre's wild throw.

Martín ended a string of 21 straight singles by both teams with a two-run double in the sixth for a 5-4 Texas lead, but Los Angeles pulled even in its next at-bat on Kole Calhoun's leadoff triple and Mark Trumbo's single.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The four-error debacle in the second inning matched the total committed by Texas' infield over the previous 18 games. ... Angels LF J.B. Shuck came out of the game in the bottom of the fifth inning due to a sprained right ankle and was replaced by Collin Cowgill. ... Martin has eight RBIs in the last four games for the Rangers, who surpassed three million in attendance with three home games remaining.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
LA Angels   Texas
Jerome Williams Player Matt Garza
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.0 IP 5.1
2 Strikeouts 3
9 Hits 11
5.40 ERA 1.69
Hitting
LA Angels   Texas
Mark Trumbo Player Craig Gentry
3 Hits 3
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 3
.600 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
LA Angels 13 0 15 .325 24 5 3 3 0 1
Texas 12 1 16 .375 15 6 6 1 1 4

Upcoming Games

  • Texas will play their next game at home against LA Angels. The Rangers have a W/L % of .557 after a win and .549 after a loss.
  • LA Angels will play their next game on the road against Texas. The Angels have a W/L % of .570 after a win and .412 after a loss.