Perez's squeeze bunt give Angels 6-5 win over Rangers in 10

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Angels are getting into a habit they hope never ends.

Eight games into the season the Angels appear to have mastered the art of the comeback, rallying again Tuesday night with three runs in the ninth to tie the Texas Rangers before winning it 6-5 in the 10th on catcher Carlos Perez's squeeze bunt.

In their previous game Sunday, the Angels rallied to defeat the Seattle Mariners with seven runs in the bottom of the ninth. They trailed 5-0 after six innings Tuesday.

''We kept getting closer and a little bit closer and you're thinking, `We're going to do it again,' " Angels outfielder Cameron Maybin said.

Maybin led off the 10th with a walk and went to third on Danny Espinoza's one-out single. Perez then bunted the first pitch from Texas reliever Jeremy Jeffress (0-1) up the first-base line.

The ball hugged the inside grass and first baseman Mike Napoli had no choice but to let it roll and hope it would drift outside. It died on the edge of the grass as Maybin scored.

''I'm really confident I can get a bunt down,'' Perez said. ''Just trying not to be too perfect.''

The Rangers took a 5-2 lead into the ninth and summoned right-hander Sam Dyson. But the closer ran into immediate trouble when Espinosa led off with a home run.

''That home run changed everything,'' Rangers manager Jeff Banister said.

Yunel Escobar and Mike Trout both doubled for another run, and with two outs, Albert Pujols lined a single to left to score Trout with the tying run.

Jonathan Lucroy hit a three-run homer and Elvis Andrus a solo shot off Angels starter Tyler Skaggs in the third to build the 5-0 Texas lead.

''We have to continue to grind out games and find a way to get that third out,'' Banister said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rangers: Third baseman Adrian Beltre had a setback from his right calf strain running Saturday. The Rangers said a new MRI taken Monday showed a mild Grade 1 strain and in a different area than his original injury. They said he would undergo a more conservative rehab program and offered no timetable to his return. He originally injured the calf March 27 and has yet to make his 2017 debut.

Angels: Infielder Luis Valbuena remains out with his strained right hamstring but is taking infield and batting practice. Manager Mike Scioscia said next will be for him to begin a running program to build up leg strength.

CLOSER TROUBLE

Dyson has now blown his only two save opportunities, has an unsightly 33.00 ERA and Bannister sounds like he could be open to changing his closer. Said Banister: ''We can't continue to lose ballgames in this manner. We'll look at all our opportunities and see where we can go.''

GLOVE WORK

Trout started off 0-2 against Dyson before lining his ninth-inning double to score Escobar, but his biggest play may have come on the defensive side in the 10th. Napoli crushed a pitch that seemed to be slowed by the heavy night air. Trout leapt and caught it at the top of the wall. Said Trout: ''I thought it was gone off the bat. I couldn't tell (if it was out). I was just happy I caught it.''

UP NEXT

Rangers: Right-hander A.J. Griffin will attempt to rebound from a rough first start (4 earned runs on four hits in 3 1/3 innings vs. the A's) against the Angels on Wednesday. He is 3-2 with 4.23 ERA in eight lifetime starts vs. the Angels.

Angels: Right-hander Jesse Chavez (1-0) will try to build on his winning start with the Angels on Wednesday against the Rangers. In his debut for the Angels on Friday he held the Mariners to one run on four hits in 5 2/3 innings.

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2345678910RHE
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  • W: C. Bedrosian (1-0)L: J. Jeffress (0-1)
  • HR: TEX - E. Andrus (2), J. Lucroy (1), LAA - D. Espinosa (2), J. Marte (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Gomez CF50000044.111.250.296.546-2.0
E. Andrus SS52211001.308.357.7311.0889.0
N. Mazara RF51200012.414.452.6901.1412.5
M. Napoli 1B50210002.148.233.296.5303.0
R. Odor 2B41000004.269.321.654.9752.0
J. Lucroy C51331003.250.250.400.65010.0
D. DeShields PR00000000.000.000.000.000-1.0
R. Chirinos C0000-000.333.429.833.000-
S. Choo DH30100100.238.360.238.5982.0
R. Rua LF40000033.154.214.154.368-1.5
J. Gallo 3B30000113.174.296.435.7310.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    Y. Escobar 3B41300102.455.500.6361.1365.0
    K. Calhoun RF50000024.290.371.419.791-1.0
    M. Trout CF52210012.300.371.7001.0716.5
    A. Pujols DH30110211.219.286.344.6293.5
    A. Simmons SS40000105.345.406.483.8891.0
    C. Maybin LF41110101.261.320.435.7555.0
    J. Marte 1B51111002.333.429.5831.0126.0
    D. Espinosa 2B51311011.214.267.429.6957.5
    M. Maldonado C20000000.238.304.286.5901.0
    a- B. Revere PH10000010.222.300.333.633-0.5
    C. Perez C10110000.167.167.167.3332.0
    • a-struck out for Maldonado in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 2B - E. Andrus (3)
    • HR - E. Andrus (2), J. Lucroy
    • RBI - E. Andrus (2), M. Napoli (3), J. Lucroy 3 (3)
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Napoli (2)
    BATTING
    • 2B - Y. Escobar (3), M. Trout 2 (4), C. Maybin
    • HR - J. Marte, D. Espinosa (2)
    • RBI - M. Trout (8), A. Pujols (7), C. Maybin (2), J. Marte (3), D. Espinosa (8), C. Perez
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Trout (4), A. Pujols (3), C. Maybin
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - D. DeShields
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - Y. Escobar
    FIELDING
    • E - E. Andrus (2), C. Gomez
    FIELDING
    • E - A. Simmons
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Hamels7.04114512.771.1417.5
    T. Barnette1.02110002.252.000.0
    S. Dyson (BS, 2)1.043301133.004.00-3.5
    J. Jeffress (L, 0-1)0.121110010.139.00-9.0
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Hamels7.0
    T. Barnette1.0
    S. Dyson (BS, 2)1.0
    J. Jeffress (L, 0-1)0.1
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    T. Skaggs5.08552528.712.002.5
    B. Norris3.01000303.180.339.5
    Y. Petit1.00000100.000.003.5
    C. Bedrosian (W, 1-0)1.01000000.001.009.0
    PITCHERSIP
    T. Skaggs5.0
    B. Norris3.0
    Y. Petit1.0
    C. Bedrosian (W, 1-0)1.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - C. Hamels (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Hamels 100-51, T. Barnette 13-9, S. Dyson 24-17, J. Jeffress 15-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Hamels 7-8, T. Barnette 2-1, J. Jeffress 1-0
    • Batters Faced - C. Hamels 29, T. Barnette 5, S. Dyson 7, J. Jeffress 4
    PITCHING
    • HBP - T. Skaggs
    • Pitches-Strikes - T. Skaggs 79-57, B. Norris 41-30, Y. Petit 18-12, C. Bedrosian 17-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Skaggs 5-4, B. Norris 2-5, Y. Petit 1-1
    • Batters Faced - T. Skaggs 25, B. Norris 11, Y. Petit 3, C. Bedrosian 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
    2345678910RHE
    TEX2-5
    0400000005102
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    C. Gomez CF50000044.111.250.296.546-2.0
    E. Andrus SS52211001.308.357.7311.0889.0
    N. Mazara RF51200012.414.452.6901.1412.5
    M. Napoli 1B50210002.148.233.296.5303.0
    R. Odor 2B41000004.269.321.654.9752.0
    J. Lucroy C51331003.250.250.400.65010.0
    D. DeShields PR00000000.000.000.000.000-1.0
    R. Chirinos C0000-000.333.429.833.000-
    S. Choo DH30100100.238.360.238.5982.0
    R. Rua LF40000033.154.214.154.368-1.5
    J. Gallo 3B30000113.174.296.435.7310.5
    Total39510522922-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      Y. Escobar 3B41300102.455.500.6361.1365.0
      K. Calhoun RF50000024.290.371.419.791-1.0
      M. Trout CF52210012.300.371.7001.0716.5
      A. Pujols DH30110211.219.286.344.6293.5
      A. Simmons SS40000105.345.406.483.8891.0
      C. Maybin LF41110101.261.320.435.7555.0
      J. Marte 1B51111002.333.429.5831.0126.0
      D. Espinosa 2B51311011.214.267.429.6957.5
      M. Maldonado C20000000.238.304.286.5901.0
      a- B. Revere PH10000010.222.300.333.633-0.5
      C. Perez C10110000.167.167.167.3332.0
      Total39612625618-----
      • a-struck out for Maldonado in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 2B - E. Andrus (3)
      • HR - E. Andrus (2), J. Lucroy
      • RBI - E. Andrus (2), M. Napoli (3), J. Lucroy 3 (3)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Napoli (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - Y. Escobar (3), M. Trout 2 (4), C. Maybin
      • HR - J. Marte, D. Espinosa (2)
      • RBI - M. Trout (8), A. Pujols (7), C. Maybin (2), J. Marte (3), D. Espinosa (8), C. Perez
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Trout (4), A. Pujols (3), C. Maybin
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - D. DeShields
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - Y. Escobar
      FIELDING
      • E - E. Andrus (2), C. Gomez
      FIELDING
      • E - A. Simmons
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Hamels7.04114512.771.1417.5
      T. Barnette1.02110002.252.000.0
      S. Dyson (BS, 2)1.043301133.004.00-3.5
      J. Jeffress (L, 0-1)0.121110010.139.00-9.0
      Total9.11266562---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Hamels7.0
      T. Barnette1.0
      S. Dyson (BS, 2)1.0
      J. Jeffress (L, 0-1)0.1
      Total9.1
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Skaggs5.08552528.712.002.5
      B. Norris3.01000303.180.339.5
      Y. Petit1.00000100.000.003.5
      C. Bedrosian (W, 1-0)1.01000000.001.009.0
      Total10.01055292---
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Skaggs5.0
      B. Norris3.0
      Y. Petit1.0
      C. Bedrosian (W, 1-0)1.0
      Total10.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - C. Hamels (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Hamels 100-51, T. Barnette 13-9, S. Dyson 24-17, J. Jeffress 15-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Hamels 7-8, T. Barnette 2-1, J. Jeffress 1-0
      • Batters Faced - C. Hamels 29, T. Barnette 5, S. Dyson 7, J. Jeffress 4
      PITCHING
      • HBP - T. Skaggs
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Skaggs 79-57, B. Norris 41-30, Y. Petit 18-12, C. Bedrosian 17-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Skaggs 5-4, B. Norris 2-5, Y. Petit 1-1
      • Batters Faced - T. Skaggs 25, B. Norris 11, Y. Petit 3, C. Bedrosian 3
      • 10TH INNING
        Perez reached on bunt single to pitcher, Maybin scored, Espinosa to second56
      • 9TH INNING
        Pujols singled to left center, Trout scored55
        Trout doubled to deep right, Escobar scored54
        Espinosa homered to left center53
      • 8TH INNING
        Maybin doubled to right, Trout scored52
      • 7TH INNING
        Marte homered to left51
      • 3RD INNING
        Lucroy homered to left, Mazara and Odor scored50
        Andrus homered to left20
      • 1ST INNING
        Napoli singled to shallow left, Andrus scored50
      • 10TH INNING
        • Cam Bedrosian relieved Yusmeiro Petit
        • Carlos Perez catching
        • M. Napoli: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Napoli flied out to deep center
        • R. Odor: Odor lined out to first
        • J. Lucroy: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Lucroy singled to center
        • Delino DeShields ran for Jonathan Lucroy
        • S. Choo: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, DeShields caught stealing, catcher to shortstop
        • Middle of the 10th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Jeremy Jeffress relieved Sam Dyson
        • Robinson Chirinos catching
        • C. Maybin: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Maybin walked
        • J. Marte: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Marte out on batter's interference
        • D. Espinosa: Espinosa singled to right, Maybin to third
        • C. Perez: Perez reached on bunt single to pitcher, Maybin scored, Espinosa to second
      • 9TH INNING
        • Yusmeiro Petit relieved Bud Norris
        • C. Gomez: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gomez struck out swinging
        • E. Andrus: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Andrus popped out to second
        • N. Mazara: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Mazara grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Sam Dyson relieved Tony Barnette
        • D. Espinosa: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Espinosa homered to left center
        • Ben Revere hit for Martin Maldonado
        • B. Revere: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Revere struck out swinging
        • Y. Escobar: Strike looking, Foul, Escobar doubled to shallow left
        • K. Calhoun: Ball, Calhoun flied out to center
        • M. Trout: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Trout doubled to deep right, Escobar scored
        • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Pujols singled to left center, Trout scored
        • A. Simmons: Ball, Simmons flied out to center
        • End of the 9th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • B. Norris Pitching:
        • S. Choo: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Choo lined out to center
        • R. Rua: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Rua struck out swinging
        • J. Gallo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gallo lined out to center
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Tony Barnette relieved Cole Hamels
        • M. Trout: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Trout doubled to shallow left
        • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pujols lined out to shortstop
        • A. Simmons: Simmons grounded out to shortstop
        • C. Maybin: Maybin doubled to right, Trout scored
        • J. Marte: Marte grounded out to second
        • End of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • B. Norris Pitching:
        • E. Andrus: Foul, Andrus safe at first on shortstop Simmons fielding error
        • N. Mazara: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Mazara struck out swinging
        • M. Napoli: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Napoli singled to right, Andrus to third
        • R. Odor: Odor popped out to first
        • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Lucroy flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • C. Hamels Pitching:
        • J. Marte: Ball, Ball, Marte homered to left
        • D. Espinosa: Espinosa popped out to second
        • M. Maldonado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Maldonado grounded out to shortstop
        • Y. Escobar: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Escobar reached on an infield single
        • K. Calhoun: Ball, Calhoun grounded out to second
        • End of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • S. Choo: Ball, Ball, Choo singled to left center
        • Bud Norris relieved Tyler Skaggs
        • R. Rua: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Rua struck out swinging
        • J. Gallo: Ball, Strike looking, Gallo popped out to third
        • C. Gomez: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Gomez grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Choo out at second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Hamels Pitching:
        • A. Pujols: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pujols walked
        • A. Simmons: Ball, Simmons grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Pujols out at second
        • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Maybin grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Strike looking, Mazara reached on an infield single
        • M. Napoli: Napoli grounded out to third, Mazara to second
        • R. Odor: Ball, Odor lined out to center
        • J. Lucroy: Lucroy popped out to second
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Hamels Pitching:
        • M. Maldonado: Ball, Strike looking, Maldonado grounded out to second
        • Y. Escobar: Foul, Ball, Ball, Escobar singled to left center
        • K. Calhoun: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
        • M. Trout: Strike looking, Ball, Trout popped out to first
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • J. Gallo: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gallo walked
        • C. Gomez: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Gomez struck out swinging
        • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Andrus grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Gallo out at second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Hamels Pitching:
        • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Simmons walked
        • C. Maybin: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Maybin grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Simmons out at second
        • J. Marte: Marte safe at first on center fielder Gomez fielding error, Marte to second
        • D. Espinosa: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Espinosa struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 3RD INNING
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Andrus homered to left
        • N. Mazara: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Mazara singled to left center
        • M. Napoli: Strike looking, Napoli popped out to shortstop
        • R. Odor: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Odor hit by pitch, Mazara to second
        • J. Lucroy: Foul, Lucroy homered to left, Mazara and Odor scored
        • S. Choo: Strike looking, Strike looking, Choo grounded out to second
        • R. Rua: Ball, Rua lined out to left
        • Middle of the 3rd (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Hamels Pitching:
        • K. Calhoun: Ball, Foul, Calhoun grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Trout: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Trout struck out looking
        • A. Pujols: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Pujols struck out looking
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Lucroy singled to shallow right
        • S. Choo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Choo walked, Lucroy to second
        • R. Rua: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Rua struck out swinging
        • J. Gallo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Gallo struck out looking
        • C. Gomez: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gomez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Hamels Pitching:
        • C. Maybin: Ball, Ball, Maybin lined out to left
        • J. Marte: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Marte lined out to second
        • D. Espinosa: Espinosa reached on bunt single to pitcher
        • M. Maldonado: Foul, Ball, Maldonado hit by pitch, Espinosa to second
        • Y. Escobar: Ball, Escobar lined out to shortstop
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • C. Gomez: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gomez struck out swinging
        • E. Andrus: Andrus doubled to deep left
        • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Mazara grounded out to second, Andrus to third
        • M. Napoli: Strike looking, Ball, Napoli singled to shallow left, Andrus scored
        • R. Odor: Strike looking, Strike looking, Odor grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Hamels Pitching:
        • Y. Escobar: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Escobar walked
        • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
        • M. Trout: Ball, Trout safe at first on shortstop Andrus fielding error, Escobar to second
        • A. Pujols: Ball, Ball, Ball, Escobar out at third, Trout to second, Escobar stole third Trout to second, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Pujols walked
        • A. Simmons: Simmons flied out to right
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)