DJ Peters homered twice, had a career-high 4 hits and drove in 4 runs, and Taylor Hearn pitched seven innings of seven-hit ball within the Texas Rangers’ 7-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday.
Peters, the previous Dodgers outfielder who grew up half-hour north of Angel Stadium in Glendora, had the primary multi-homer recreation of his rookie season. He hit a solo shot within the second and a three-run blast within the third earlier than including a single and a late double, delighting his vocal household and mates within the Anaheim stands whereas Texas snapped a three-game skid.
Hearn (5-4) gained his third consecutive begin, permitting three runs and placing out 4 within the longest begin of his profession whereas ending the last-place Rangers’ five-game shedding streak towards the Angels. Hearn even struck out Shohei Ohtani twice, giving him three strikeouts of the most important league homers chief of their 4 profession matchups.
Ohtani went 0 for 4. The 2-way star received a stroll and his twenty third stolen base within the eighth inning, however struck out with two Angels on base to finish it.
Jo Adell hit two homers for the Angels, who misplaced for less than the third time on a nine-game homestand concluding Monday.
Janson Junk (0-1) misplaced his main league debut after pitching six-hit ball into the fourth inning for the Angels. His teammates let him down with two defensive misplays that might have prevented all of his 5 runs allowed — together with 4 unearned runs.
Peters related for his ninth homer main off the second inning, however solely when Angels heart fielder Brandon Marsh missed a superb alternative to catch it on the fence.
Peters then blasted a two-out homer within the third on the primary pitch after Angels shortstop Luis Rengifo prolonged the inning by blowing a simple throw to first.
Adell received the Angels’ first run with a solo homer main off the fourth, ending his 15-game homer drought. He added a two-run shot to proper within the sixth for the second multi-homer recreation of his profession.
ONE MAN’S JUNK
The Angels promoted Junk from Double-A final Friday, and he grew to become their sixteenth beginning pitcher this season. Los Angeles acquired the 25-year-old Junk from the Yankees this summer time within the commerce of Andrew Heaney.
TYLER (VS) TEXAS
Proper-hander Kyle Tyler additionally made his main league debut for the Angels, ending the sport with three innings of stellar one-hit reduction. Tyler his first eight batters earlier than a diving Marsh barely missed Peters’ tailing double to heart.
Tyler is the 61st participant to go well with up for the Halos this season, a brand new franchise file. Los Angeles has used 35 pitchers, not counting place gamers who stuffed in on the mound.
Rangers: RHP Spencer Howard is again with the workforce after occurring the COVID injured checklist late final month. He needs to be activated quickly.
Angels: LF Justin Upton went on the injured checklist with a proper lumbar pressure. The 34-year-old slugger already missed 21 video games with a again damage this summer time, and the Halos will not re-evaluate him for 10 days.
Texas’ A.J. Alexy (1-0, 0.00 ERA) makes his second main league begin and look after throwing 5 innings of scoreless one-hit ball towards Colorado in his debut. Jaime Barria (2-2, 5.40) wraps up the sequence for the Angels.