Odor HR sends Rangers past Angels 4-2 to cap soggy weekend

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Rougned Odor didn't let a little rain get in the way of his torrid August.

The Texas second baseman connected on a go-ahead, three-run homer with rain falling in the seventh inning, and the Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 on Sunday to wrap up a soggy weekend.

Odor's 15th home run of the season came minutes before the second rain delay of a game that started 13 hours after the previous night's game ended. The Angels wrapped up that 11-7 win at 12:59 a.m. local time Sunday after a 2 1/2-hour delay at the start.

''We can't change the weather,'' Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. ''What's going to happen is going to happen. It was just the way it was.''

The rain had just started for the third time in Sunday's regularly scheduled game when Odor pulled a pitch from reliever Noe Ramirez (4-4) into the seats above the Texas bullpen in right-center field.

''We played through very similar conditions last night for seven innings,'' manager Jeff Banister said. ''It's another one of those situations to add to what (Odor) has been able to do this year to right the ship and move himself forward.''

Odor, who had the most RBIs in the majors in August going into the game, added four to give him 23 for the month. His previous career high for a month was 18.

A 24-year-old already in his fifth season, Odor is hitting .338 with a 1.094 OPS this month, and is up to .279 for the season. He didn't get his batting average above .200 for good until late May.

''You don't get to this point without putting in the work,'' Banister said. ''Now, there are a number of things along the way. Whether, it's did he get to a low point and go through some realization. Physically, he's still the same talented, young player that we've seen.''

Shohei Ohtani doubled and scored the run that put the Angels up 2-1 in the fourth inning.

Three Texas relievers retired all nine hitters, starting with Matt Moore (3-6) in the seventh. The left-hander, who began the season in the Texas rotation before getting sent to the bullpen, won for the second time in the series.

Cory Gearrin pitched the eighth, and Jose Leclerc worked the ninth for his fifth save.

Shin-Soo Choo had three hits and scored two runs, the first on Odor's RBI single in the first inning.

RAIN WON'T STAY AWAY

The delay after Odor's homer lasted 56 minutes following an 18-minute stoppage moments after he grounded out to end the fifth, making the game official with the Angels leading 2-1.

The sun came out before the tarp was in place for the first delay, and it was removed in less than 10 minutes. The game didn't stop during a brief shower between the two delays.

RUNS, NO HITS

Both Los Angeles runs came home without a hit in the fourth. Before Ohtani scored on Andrelton Simmons' double-play grounder, Albert Pujols drove in David Fletcher on a fielder's choice when Fletcher avoided the tag by catcher Isiah Kiner-Falefa on a slightly wide throw from first baseman Ronald Guzman.

IN A PINCH

Ohtani connected on his second pinch-hit homer of the season in Saturday's win. He's the first Angels player with two pinch homers in a season since Russell Branyan in 2011. The two-way Japanese star has reached in eight of 17 pinch-hit appearances.

''Shohei is as prepared as any player I've seen, even more so,'' Scioscia said. ''But pinch-hitting is different than going up there and having four at-bats against a pitcher. There's less margin of error as far as when you miss a pitch that you should hit. He's been terrific.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Angels: Ohtani threw 20 pitches Saturday in his third bullpen session in eight days. The right-hander is expected to face hitters at the club's minor league facility in Arizona this week. Ohtani hasn't pitched since June 6 because of a ligament sprain in his right elbow.

Rangers: Banister said the club would wait until after flying to Oakland to determine whether 45-year-old right-hander Bartolo Colon can start the opener of the series against the Athletics on Monday. Colon was scratched from Sunday's scheduled start because of back stiffness.

UP NEXT

RHP Felix Pena (1-3, 4.35 ERA) was announced as the Angels' starter for the opener of a two-game series at Arizona on Tuesday. If Colon can't start for Texas, Banister hasn't indicated who would take his spot.

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  • W: M. Moore (3-6)L: N. Ramirez (4-4)S: J. Leclerc (5)
  • HR: TEX - R. Odor (15)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Calhoun RF40100031.224.286.407.694-1.5
D. Fletcher 2B41200011.270.314.365.6793.5
S. Ohtani DH31100111.268.348.523.8713.5
A. Pujols 1B40010003.254.289.427.7161.0
A. Simmons SS40100013.297.347.421.7670.5
F. Arcia C30000001.293.326.585.9110.0
T. Ward 3B30000010.286.348.476.824-0.5
K. Cowart LF30000020.143.250.224.474-1.0
E. Young CF30100010.283.333.467.8000.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    S. Choo DH42300010.285.396.481.8785.5
    R. Odor 2B31241100.279.355.483.83810.0
    E. Andrus SS40100000.283.332.408.7401.0
    N. Mazara RF40100002.272.333.451.7841.0
    J. Profar 3B40100021.250.333.455.7881.0
    J. Gallo LF20000210.207.317.495.8121.5
    R. Guzman 1B40100013.239.313.429.7420.5
    I. Kiner-Falefa C40100002.268.329.378.7071.0
    D. Robinson CF31100001.189.291.256.5472.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - D. Fletcher (13), S. Ohtani (15)
      • RBI - A. Pujols (63)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Calhoun, A. Simmons 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - S. Choo (27), J. Profar (28)
      • HR - R. Odor (15)
      • RBI - R. Odor 4 (54)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Profar, R. Guzman 2 (2), I. Kiner-Falefa 2 (2), D. Robinson
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - K. Calhoun (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - R. Odor (10)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - E. Young (3)
      • DP - (Fletcher-Simmons-Pujols)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 3 (Kiner-Falefa-Andrus; Gallardo-Andrus-Guzman; Andrus-Odor-Guzman)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Barria5.07111503.411.248.5
      T. Buttrey (H, 2)1.01001000.001.501.0
      N. Ramirez (L, 4-4) (BS, 3)1.03330014.721.33-8.0
      J. Johnson1.00001003.831.262.0
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Barria5.0
      T. Buttrey (H, 2)1.0
      N. Ramirez (L, 4-4) (BS, 3)1.0
      J. Johnson1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      Y. Gallardo6.06221606.061.5715.0
      M. Moore (W, 3-6)1.00000106.991.7410.5
      C. Gearrin (H, 9)1.00000203.611.314.0
      J. Leclerc (S, 5)1.00000101.930.9010.5
      PITCHERSIP
      Y. Gallardo6.0
      M. Moore (W, 3-6)1.0
      C. Gearrin (H, 9)1.0
      J. Leclerc (S, 5)1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Barria 78-50, T. Buttrey 24-15, N. Ramirez 20-11, J. Johnson 14-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Barria 4-3, T. Buttrey 2-1, N. Ramirez 2-1, J. Johnson 3-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Barria 20, T. Buttrey 5, N. Ramirez 6, J. Johnson 4
      PITCHING
      • IBB - Y. Gallardo
      • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Gallardo 90-53, M. Moore 10-6, C. Gearrin 12-8, J. Leclerc 8-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Gallardo 5-5, M. Moore 1-1, C. Gearrin 1-0
      • Batters Faced - Y. Gallardo 23, M. Moore 3, C. Gearrin 3, J. Leclerc 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      K. Calhoun RF40100031.224.286.407.694-1.5
      D. Fletcher 2B41200011.270.314.365.6793.5
      S. Ohtani DH31100111.268.348.523.8713.5
      A. Pujols 1B40010003.254.289.427.7161.0
      A. Simmons SS40100013.297.347.421.7670.5
      F. Arcia C30000001.293.326.585.9110.0
      T. Ward 3B30000010.286.348.476.824-0.5
      K. Cowart LF30000020.143.250.224.474-1.0
      E. Young CF30100010.283.333.467.8000.5
      Total31261011010-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        S. Choo DH42300010.285.396.481.8785.5
        R. Odor 2B31241100.279.355.483.83810.0
        E. Andrus SS40100000.283.332.408.7401.0
        N. Mazara RF40100002.272.333.451.7841.0
        J. Profar 3B40100021.250.333.455.7881.0
        J. Gallo LF20000210.207.317.495.8121.5
        R. Guzman 1B40100013.239.313.429.7420.5
        I. Kiner-Falefa C40100002.268.329.378.7071.0
        D. Robinson CF31100001.189.291.256.5472.0
        Total3241141359-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - D. Fletcher (13), S. Ohtani (15)
          • RBI - A. Pujols (63)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Calhoun, A. Simmons 2 (2)
          BATTING
          • 2B - S. Choo (27), J. Profar (28)
          • HR - R. Odor (15)
          • RBI - R. Odor 4 (54)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Profar, R. Guzman 2 (2), I. Kiner-Falefa 2 (2), D. Robinson
          BASERUNNING
          • CS - K. Calhoun (2)
          BASERUNNING
          • CS - R. Odor (10)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - E. Young (3)
          • DP - (Fletcher-Simmons-Pujols)
          FIELDING
          • DP - 3 (Kiner-Falefa-Andrus; Gallardo-Andrus-Guzman; Andrus-Odor-Guzman)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Barria5.07111503.411.248.5
          T. Buttrey (H, 2)1.01001000.001.501.0
          N. Ramirez (L, 4-4) (BS, 3)1.03330014.721.33-8.0
          J. Johnson1.00001003.831.262.0
          Total8.01144351---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Barria5.0
          T. Buttrey (H, 2)1.0
          N. Ramirez (L, 4-4) (BS, 3)1.0
          J. Johnson1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          Y. Gallardo6.06221606.061.5715.0
          M. Moore (W, 3-6)1.00000106.991.7410.5
          C. Gearrin (H, 9)1.00000203.611.314.0
          J. Leclerc (S, 5)1.00000101.930.9010.5
          Total9.06221100---
          PITCHERSIP
          Y. Gallardo6.0
          M. Moore (W, 3-6)1.0
          C. Gearrin (H, 9)1.0
          J. Leclerc (S, 5)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Barria 78-50, T. Buttrey 24-15, N. Ramirez 20-11, J. Johnson 14-8
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Barria 4-3, T. Buttrey 2-1, N. Ramirez 2-1, J. Johnson 3-0
          • Batters Faced - J. Barria 20, T. Buttrey 5, N. Ramirez 6, J. Johnson 4
          PITCHING
          • IBB - Y. Gallardo
          • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Gallardo 90-53, M. Moore 10-6, C. Gearrin 12-8, J. Leclerc 8-7
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Gallardo 5-5, M. Moore 1-1, C. Gearrin 1-0
          • Batters Faced - Y. Gallardo 23, M. Moore 3, C. Gearrin 3, J. Leclerc 3
          • 7TH INNING
            Odor homered to center, Robinson and Choo scored24
          • 4TH INNING
            Simmons grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Ohtani scored, Pujols out at second21
            Pujols reached on fielder's choice to first, Fletcher scored, Ohtani to third11
          • 1ST INNING
            Odor singled to center, Choo scored01
          • 9TH INNING
            • Jose Leclerc relieved Cory Gearrin
            • S. Ohtani: Foul, Ohtani flied out to shallow left
            • A. Pujols: Pujols flied out to shallow left
            • A. Simmons: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Simmons struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Cory Gearrin relieved Matt Moore
            • E. Young: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Young grounded out to second
            • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
            • D. Fletcher: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Fletcher struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Jim Johnson relieved Noe Ramirez
            • J. Profar: Strike looking, Foul, Profar grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Gallo: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gallo walked
            • R. Guzman: Foul, Guzman grounded out to first, Gallo to second
            • I. Kiner-Falefa: Ball, Ball, Foul, Kiner-Falefa grounded out to pitcher
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Matt Moore relieved Yovani Gallardo
            • F. Arcia: Arcia grounded out to second
            • T. Ward: Ball, Strike looking, Ward flied out to center
            • K. Cowart: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cowart struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Noe Ramirez relieved Ty Buttrey
            • I. Kiner-Falefa: Ball, Kiner-Falefa popped out to second
            • D. Robinson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Robinson singled to right
            • S. Choo: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Choo singled to center, Robinson to third
            • R. Odor: Ball, Ball, Odor homered to center, Robinson and Choo scored
            • E. Andrus: Ball, Ball, Foul, Andrus grounded out to shortstop
            • N. Mazara: Mazara grounded out to first
            • End of the 7th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • Y. Gallardo Pitching:
            • K. Calhoun: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
            • D. Fletcher: Fletcher doubled to deep center
            • S. Ohtani: Ohtani intentionally walked
            • A. Pujols: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pujols flied out to left
            • A. Simmons: Simmons lined out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Ty Buttrey relieved Jaime Barria
            • E. Andrus: Ball, Andrus grounded out to third
            • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Mazara grounded out to pitcher
            • J. Profar: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Profar doubled to center
            • J. Gallo: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gallo walked
            • R. Guzman: Ball, Strike swinging, Guzman flied out to deep center
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • Y. Gallardo Pitching:
            • T. Ward: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ward flied out to deep right
            • K. Cowart: Cowart grounded out to first
            • E. Young: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Young struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Barria Pitching:
            • D. Robinson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Robinson grounded out to second
            • S. Choo: Strike looking, Ball, Choo singled to center, Choo out at second
            • R. Odor: Ball, Strike swinging, Odor grounded out to second
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • Y. Gallardo Pitching:
            • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Fletcher singled to left
            • S. Ohtani: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ohtani doubled to right, Fletcher to third
            • A. Pujols: Pujols reached on fielder's choice to first, Fletcher scored, Ohtani to third
            • A. Simmons: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Simmons grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Ohtani scored, Pujols out at second
            • F. Arcia: Ball, Arcia lined out to center
            • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Barria Pitching:
            • J. Profar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Profar struck out swinging
            • J. Gallo: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Gallo struck out swinging
            • R. Guzman: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Guzman singled to right
            • I. Kiner-Falefa: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Kiner-Falefa lined out to left
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • Y. Gallardo Pitching:
            • T. Ward: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ward struck out looking
            • K. Cowart: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Cowart struck out swinging
            • E. Young: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Young singled to center
            • K. Calhoun: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Barria Pitching:
            • S. Choo: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Choo struck out swinging
            • R. Odor: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Odor walked
            • E. Andrus: Andrus singled to right, Odor to third
            • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Ball, Mazara grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Andrus out at second
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • Y. Gallardo Pitching:
            • A. Pujols: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pujols popped out to shortstop
            • A. Simmons: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Simmons singled to left
            • F. Arcia: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Arcia grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to first, Simmons out at second
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Barria Pitching:
            • J. Gallo: Strike swinging, Gallo popped out to second
            • R. Guzman: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Guzman struck out on foul tip
            • I. Kiner-Falefa: Ball, Strike swinging, Kiner-Falefa singled to right
            • D. Robinson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Robinson grounded out to first
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • Y. Gallardo Pitching:
            • K. Calhoun: Ball, Ball, Calhoun singled to center
            • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Fletcher lined out to second
            • S. Ohtani: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ohtani struck out looking, Calhoun caught stealing, catcher to shortstop
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Barria Pitching:
            • S. Choo: Choo doubled to deep center
            • R. Odor: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Odor singled to center, Choo scored
            • E. Andrus: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Odor caught stealing, catcher to second, Andrus popped out to second
            • N. Mazara: Ball, Strike swinging, Mazara singled to left
            • J. Profar: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Profar struck out swinging
            • End of the 1st (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)