Rookies Arcia, Fernandez power Angels to win over Texas

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Francisco Arcia and Jose Fernandez aren't your typical rookies.

They are a combined 58 years old and took long paths toward their major league debuts this season. They've become close friends and, on Wednesday night, both flashed some power.

Arcia homered twice and drove in four runs, Fernandez hit his second career homer and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Texas Rangers 8-1 on Wednesday night.

Arcia had a two-run double in the second inning off Yovani Gallardo and homered in the sixth and again in the eighth. Fernandez, the 30-year-old rookie from Cuba, went deep again after hitting his first major league homer on Tuesday.

''We're always together,'' said the 28-year-old Arcia, who spent 11 years in the minors. ''We're like brothers. We're always talking about how we want to play here like we played in little leagues and minor leagues. Just living the dream. Play hard every day. Take the opportunity they give to us.''

Felix Pena (3-4) worked six scoreless innings, striking out three and walking one, as the Angels won for the sixth time in seven games.

Joey Gallo hit his 36th homer of the season for the Rangers, who have lost five of six. He said he was OK after some discomfort during his final at-bat.

''Just a stinger. Last at-bat, the knob dug into my wrist, so it was kind of ringing on me that last at-bat, but it's good,'' Gallo said. ''It will be fine.''

A day earlier, the Angels gave Fernandez the customary silent treatment after his homer before Trout splashed him in the face with a cup of water. This time, Trout was waiting on the top step of the dugout to give Fernandez a high-five after his third-inning homer, which made it 6-0.

The 27-year-old Trout has enjoyed watching two rookies who are older than him.

''It's awesome,'' Trout said. ''Obviously, it's not where we want to be from the team standpoint, but guys are getting opportunities to play and they're taking advantage of it. It's fun to be a part of. I see them come in and work hard every day. You can't take that away from them. They're getting an opportunity to play in the big leagues. They're having fun with it.''

Arcia, who made his major league debut on the day Martin Maldonado was traded to the Astros, has five homers this season.

Justin Upton tripled to left field to score a run in the third, snapping a skid of 15 hitless at-bats, to put the Angels ahead 3-0.

Gallardo (8-5) allowed six runs on six hits in three innings.

TROUT'S CATCH OF THE DAY

Trout had an outfield assist in the third, a two-hop throw to catcher Arcia to cut down Robinson Chirinos at the plate.

Manager Mike Scioscia said there's no doubt his center fielder should win his first Gold Glove.

''It's every outfielder's dream,'' Trout said. ''I try to go out there and catch everything and throw everybody out. It'd be pretty cool.''

BOBBLEHEAD LIKENESS?

The Angels revealed the Scioscia bobblehead that will be given away on Sept. 29. Asked what he thought of it, Scioscia joked, ''I'm going to try to say `ugly' in three languages.''

Scioscia needed it translated in Japanese, but he knew and said ''feo,'' the Spanish word for ugly.

The bobblehead depicts Scioscia holding a lineup card that features some of the best players he's managed in 19-year tenure - including leadoff hitter Trout and Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrero in the No. 2 spot.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Angels: RHP Shohei Ohtani (right elbow ligament) is not getting any treatment for his injury, just routine body maintenance. He is expected to decide before the season ends whether he will have the recommended Tommy John surgery and, if so, when. ... DH Albert Pujols (elbow, knee) had surgery on his right elbow Wednesday to remove bone spurs.

UP NEXT

Rangers: LHP Yohander Mendez (1-1, 5.27 ERA) will start for the Rangers to open a series Friday in San Diego. Mendez will make his fourth major league start. After allowing a first-inning home run to Khris Davis in his last start, he retired 10 of the final 12 batters he faced.

Angels: RHP Odrisamer Despaigne (2-2, 6.40) will be the opener on a bullpen day. The Angels had a bullpen game on Tuesday and went 7 1/3 innings before allowing a hit.

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  • W: F. Pena (3-4)L: Y. Gallardo (8-5)
  • HR: TEX - J. Gallo (36), LAA - F. Arcia 2 (5), J. Fernandez (2)
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R. Odor 2B40000015.263.336.456.792-0.5
H. Alberto 2B00000000.071.188.071.2590.0
E. Andrus SS40100010.261.311.379.6900.5
N. Mazara RF30100100.269.331.460.7912.0
A. Beltre DH40000002.271.330.410.7400.0
J. Profar 3B40100001.252.337.449.7861.0
J. Gallo CF41111022.209.317.496.8125.0
R. Chirinos C40300010.215.331.415.7462.5
R. Guzman 1B30000003.236.309.420.7300.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    K. Calhoun RF50000031.219.291.385.676-1.5
    J. Blash RF00000000.125.237.156.3930.0
    D. Fletcher 2B50100000.277.320.362.6811.0
    M. Trout CF40000022.315.464.6141.078-1.0
    M. Hermosillo CF00000000.167.222.214.4370.0
    S. Ohtani DH31200111.295.376.593.9704.5
    J. Upton LF41110012.258.342.455.7974.5
    E. Young LF00000000.220.262.330.5920.0
    A. Simmons SS32310100.296.342.425.7687.0
    J. Fernandez 1B41121014.291.309.418.7266.5
    T. Ward 3B31000110.207.281.345.6261.5
    F. Arcia C42342000.240.269.493.76316.0
      BATTING
      • HR - J. Gallo (36)
      • RBI - J. Gallo (86)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Odor 3 (3), E. Andrus 2 (2), J. Gallo 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - S. Ohtani (19), F. Arcia (4)
      • 3B - J. Upton
      • HR - J. Fernandez (2), F. Arcia 2 (5)
      • RBI - J. Upton (78), A. Simmons (71), J. Fernandez 2 (8), F. Arcia 4 (19)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Upton (32), A. Simmons (22), J. Fernandez 2 (5), F. Arcia 2 (9)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Calhoun, M. Trout, S. Ohtani, J. Fernandez 3 (3)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Andrus-Odor-Guzman)
      • E - J. Profar (22)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - M. Trout (5)
      • DP - (Simmons-Fletcher-Fernandez)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      Y. Gallardo (L, 8-5)3.06661416.671.63-7.0
      A. Bibens-Dirkx1.21002206.201.561.0
      M. Moore1.11110117.031.681.5
      E. Butler2.03110216.091.533.0
      PITCHERSIP
      Y. Gallardo (L, 8-5)3.0
      A. Bibens-Dirkx1.2
      M. Moore1.1
      E. Butler2.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      F. Pena (W, 3-4)6.06001303.751.2522.5
      W. Jerez1.02111016.551.73-1.0
      H. Robles1.00000003.781.463.0
      M. Almonte1.00000206.751.004.0
      PITCHERSIP
      F. Pena (W, 3-4)6.0
      W. Jerez1.0
      H. Robles1.0
      M. Almonte1.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - E. Butler (5)
      • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Gallardo 68-42, A. Bibens-Dirkx 34-18, M. Moore 15-11, E. Butler 28-19
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Gallardo 3-3, A. Bibens-Dirkx 1-1, E. Butler 4-0
      • Batters Faced - Y. Gallardo 17, A. Bibens-Dirkx 7, M. Moore 5, E. Butler 9
      PITCHING
      • WP - F. Pena (6)
      • Pitches-Strikes - F. Pena 77-48, W. Jerez 22-12, H. Robles 7-5, M. Almonte 13-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Pena 4-9, W. Jerez 1-2, H. Robles 1-2, M. Almonte 1-0
      • Batters Faced - F. Pena 23, W. Jerez 6, H. Robles 3, M. Almonte 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      S. Choo LF30100101.273.385.453.8382.0
      R. Odor 2B40000015.263.336.456.792-0.5
      H. Alberto 2B00000000.071.188.071.2590.0
      E. Andrus SS40100010.261.311.379.6900.5
      N. Mazara RF30100100.269.331.460.7912.0
      A. Beltre DH40000002.271.330.410.7400.0
      J. Profar 3B40100001.252.337.449.7861.0
      J. Gallo CF41111022.209.317.496.8125.0
      R. Chirinos C40300010.215.331.415.7462.5
      R. Guzman 1B30000003.236.309.420.7300.0
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        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        K. Calhoun RF50000031.219.291.385.676-1.5
        J. Blash RF00000000.125.237.156.3930.0
        D. Fletcher 2B50100000.277.320.362.6811.0
        M. Trout CF40000022.315.464.6141.078-1.0
        M. Hermosillo CF00000000.167.222.214.4370.0
        S. Ohtani DH31200111.295.376.593.9704.5
        J. Upton LF41110012.258.342.455.7974.5
        E. Young LF00000000.220.262.330.5920.0
        A. Simmons SS32310100.296.342.425.7687.0
        J. Fernandez 1B41121014.291.309.418.7266.5
        T. Ward 3B31000110.207.281.345.6261.5
        F. Arcia C42342000.240.269.493.76316.0
        Total35811833910-----
          BATTING
          • HR - J. Gallo (36)
          • RBI - J. Gallo (86)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Odor 3 (3), E. Andrus 2 (2), J. Gallo 2 (2)
          BATTING
          • 2B - S. Ohtani (19), F. Arcia (4)
          • 3B - J. Upton
          • HR - J. Fernandez (2), F. Arcia 2 (5)
          • RBI - J. Upton (78), A. Simmons (71), J. Fernandez 2 (8), F. Arcia 4 (19)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Upton (32), A. Simmons (22), J. Fernandez 2 (5), F. Arcia 2 (9)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Calhoun, M. Trout, S. Ohtani, J. Fernandez 3 (3)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Andrus-Odor-Guzman)
          • E - J. Profar (22)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - M. Trout (5)
          • DP - (Simmons-Fletcher-Fernandez)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          Y. Gallardo (L, 8-5)3.06661416.671.63-7.0
          A. Bibens-Dirkx1.21002206.201.561.0
          M. Moore1.11110117.031.681.5
          E. Butler2.03110216.091.533.0
          Total8.01188393---
          PITCHERSIP
          Y. Gallardo (L, 8-5)3.0
          A. Bibens-Dirkx1.2
          M. Moore1.1
          E. Butler2.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          F. Pena (W, 3-4)6.06001303.751.2522.5
          W. Jerez1.02111016.551.73-1.0
          H. Robles1.00000003.781.463.0
          M. Almonte1.00000206.751.004.0
          Total9.0811251---
          PITCHERSIP
          F. Pena (W, 3-4)6.0
          W. Jerez1.0
          H. Robles1.0
          M. Almonte1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - E. Butler (5)
          • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Gallardo 68-42, A. Bibens-Dirkx 34-18, M. Moore 15-11, E. Butler 28-19
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Gallardo 3-3, A. Bibens-Dirkx 1-1, E. Butler 4-0
          • Batters Faced - Y. Gallardo 17, A. Bibens-Dirkx 7, M. Moore 5, E. Butler 9
          PITCHING
          • WP - F. Pena (6)
          • Pitches-Strikes - F. Pena 77-48, W. Jerez 22-12, H. Robles 7-5, M. Almonte 13-9
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Pena 4-9, W. Jerez 1-2, H. Robles 1-2, M. Almonte 1-0
          • Batters Faced - F. Pena 23, W. Jerez 6, H. Robles 3, M. Almonte 3
          • 8TH INNING
            Arcia homered to right18
          • 7TH INNING
            Gallo homered to left center17
          • 6TH INNING
            Arcia homered to right center07
          • 3RD INNING
            Fernandez homered to right, Simmons scored06
            Simmons singled to shallow right, Upton scored04
            Upton tripled to left, Ohtani scored03
          • 2ND INNING
            Arcia doubled to deep right, Simmons and Ward scored02
          • 9TH INNING
            • Jabari Blash in right field
            • Michael Hermosillo in center field
            • Eric Young in left field
            • Miguel Almonte relieved Hansel Robles
            • J. Profar: Foul, Profar grounded out to third
            • J. Gallo: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Gallo struck out swinging
            • R. Chirinos: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Chirinos struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Hansel Robles relieved Williams Jerez
            • E. Andrus: Ball, Foul, Andrus lined out to left
            • N. Mazara: Mazara grounded out to second
            • A. Beltre: Ball, Foul, Beltre lined out to center
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Hanser Alberto at second base
            • T. Ward: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ward struck out looking
            • F. Arcia: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Arcia homered to right
            • K. Calhoun: Calhoun grounded out to second
            • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Ball, Fletcher grounded out to third
            • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Williams Jerez relieved Felix Pena
            • J. Profar: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Profar fouled out to first
            • J. Gallo: Ball, Gallo homered to left center
            • R. Chirinos: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Chirinos singled to right
            • R. Guzman: Guzman popped out to second
            • S. Choo: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Choo walked, Chirinos to second
            • R. Odor: Odor grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Eddie Butler relieved Matt Moore
            • M. Trout: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Trout struck out swinging
            • S. Ohtani: Ohtani singled to right
            • J. Upton: Ball, Ball, Ohtani to second on wild pitch, Ball, Strike looking, Upton grounded out to third
            • A. Simmons: Ball, Foul, Simmons singled to shallow center, Ohtani to third
            • J. Fernandez: Ball, Fernandez grounded out to first
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • F. Pena Pitching:
            • E. Andrus: Ball, Ball, Andrus grounded out to shortstop
            • N. Mazara: Mazara lined out to shortstop
            • A. Beltre: Ball, Strike swinging, Beltre lined out to left
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Moore Pitching:
            • T. Ward: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ward flied out to shallow right
            • F. Arcia: Ball, Arcia homered to right center
            • K. Calhoun: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Calhoun struck out looking
            • D. Fletcher: Fletcher flied out to left
            • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • F. Pena Pitching:
            • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Chirinos singled to shallow left
            • R. Guzman: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Guzman reached on fielder's choice to second, Chirinos out at second
            • S. Choo: Ball, Ball, Choo lined out to center
            • R. Odor: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Odor flied out to left
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • A. Bibens-Dirkx Pitching:
            • S. Ohtani: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ohtani walked
            • J. Upton: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Upton grounded out to second, Ohtani out at second
            • A. Simmons: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Simmons walked
            • Matt Moore relieved Austin Bibens-Dirkx
            • J. Fernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Fernandez lined out to shortstop
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • F. Pena Pitching:
            • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Mazara walked
            • A. Beltre: Ball, Beltre grounded out to second, Mazara out at second
            • J. Profar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Profar reached on an infield single to second
            • J. Gallo: Gallo flied out to left
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Austin Bibens-Dirkx relieved Yovani Gallardo
            • F. Arcia: Foul, Ball, Ball, Arcia flied out to left
            • K. Calhoun: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Calhoun struck out on foul tip
            • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Foul, Fletcher singled to left center
            • M. Trout: Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul tip, Trout struck out on foul tip
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • F. Pena Pitching:
            • R. Chirinos: Ball, Chirinos singled to shallow center
            • R. Guzman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Guzman flied out to left
            • S. Choo: Ball, Choo singled to center, Chirinos to second
            • R. Odor: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Odor flied out to deep center
            • E. Andrus: Andrus singled to center, Chirinos out at home, Choo to second
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Y. Gallardo Pitching:
            • D. Fletcher: Fletcher fouled out to first
            • M. Trout: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Trout flied out to center
            • S. Ohtani: Ball, Ball, Ohtani doubled to deep right
            • J. Upton: Ball, Ball, Upton tripled to left, Ohtani scored
            • A. Simmons: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Simmons singled to shallow right, Upton scored
            • J. Fernandez: Ball, Fernandez homered to right, Simmons scored
            • T. Ward: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ward grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 3rd (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • F. Pena Pitching:
            • N. Mazara: Ball, Ball, Mazara singled to right center
            • A. Beltre: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Beltre lined out to left
            • J. Profar: Profar fouled out to left
            • J. Gallo: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Mazara to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Gallo struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Y. Gallardo Pitching:
            • J. Upton: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Upton struck out swinging
            • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Ball, Simmons singled to right
            • J. Fernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Fernandez struck out swinging
            • T. Ward: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ward walked, Simmons to second
            • F. Arcia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Arcia doubled to deep right, Simmons and Ward scored
            • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • F. Pena Pitching:
            • S. Choo: Strike looking, Choo grounded out to second
            • R. Odor: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Odor struck out swinging
            • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Andrus struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Y. Gallardo Pitching:
            • K. Calhoun: Calhoun grounded out to second
            • D. Fletcher: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Fletcher safe at first on 3rd baseman Profar throwing error, Fletcher to second
            • M. Trout: Strike looking, Ball, Trout flied out to left
            • S. Ohtani: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Ohtani struck out swinging
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)