Guzman, Gallo, Minor lead Rangers past Angels to stop skid

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Pitching without his best stuff, Mike Minor was still able to continue his second-half success.

Minor threw six solid innings, allowing just one run on eight hits as the Texas Rangers ended a four-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.

''The last two outings, I haven't felt great - mechanically off a little bit. But I felt like they had chances to capitalize and I only gave up the one,'' Minor said. ''I felt really lucky for that.''

Ronald Guzman homered and Joey Gallo drove in three runs for Texas. Guzman hit a two-run shot, his 15th, in a four-run second to give Minor (12-7) a comfortable lead.

After starter Jaime Barria walked Adrian Beltre and Jurickson Profar, Gallo doubled them in for a 2-0 lead. Barria walked Hanser Alberto and then gave up the home run to Guzman.

Minor (12-7) had shoulder surgery in 2015, and his 12 wins are his most since then. He had a career-high 13 wins with the Atlanta Braves in 2013.

Over his last seven starts, Minor is 6-1 with a 2.59 ERA. He's won four straight on the road.

''The first half, especially the first couple of months, were really bad,'' Minor said. ''I don't know but it started in spring training where I didn't feel great, mechanically and stuff. I wasn't attacking hitters the way I knew I could. Now, I've made more quality pitches. I feel better, more comfortable out there. Feels like (2014) seems so long ago. I thought I was going to step up there and be an easy transition because I've (started) my whole career besides last year. I thought it wasn't going to be an issue. It was just getting out there every six days and getting some innings underneath me.''

Jose Leclerc pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his 10th save as Texas stopped the Angels' four-game winning streak.

Barria (10-9) walked four batters in three innings. He gave up four runs and three hits while throwing only 31 of 60 pitches for strikes.

The four-run second snapped his scoreless streak at 12 innings.

''Jaime was out of sync,'' Angels manager Mike Scioscia said.

Shohei Ohtani had two hits and an RBI for Los Angeles. Mike Trout added two infield singles and made a couple of fantastic catches in center field. Taylor Cole pitched four scoreless innings of relief, retiring all 12 batters he faced.

Cole had shortstop Andrelton Simmons to thank for retiring Elvis Andrus in the fifth. Simmons fielded a grounder deep in the hole and made a one-hop throw from the outfield grass to get Andrus.

Simmons made another terrific play in the eighth to catch a ball over his head. Trout robbed Beltre of two hits, including a diving grab in the eighth.

CAMPAIGN SEASON

Ohtani was selected the American League player of the week after batting .474 with four homers, eight runs, 10 RBIs and two stolen bases. It was recently recommended that the two-way player have Tommy John surgery, but he'll still hit the remainder of the season. And he could continue to make his case for AL Rookie of the Year.

''I think the whole Rookie of the Year embodies much of what a player does. It's not just one statistic,'' Scioscia said. ''If you look at how dominant he was when he was healthy pitching, to now the way he's swinging the bat in the batter's box and the numbers he's putting up, it's been a performance so far worthy of Rookie of the Year consideration, and in my mind winning Rookie of the Year.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rangers: OF Ryan Rua (muscle spasms in back) was reinstated from the disabled list. He had been on the DL since July 27.

Angels: Ohtani was scheduled to meet with general manager Billy Eppler to discuss whether to have Tommy John surgery on his pitching arm. ... Albert Pujols, who recently had knee surgery, will also undergo surgery on his right elbow Wednesday to remove bone spurs. ''It was time to shut it down,'' Pujols said. ''You have to look at the long run to be able to get myself ready for next year. And on top of that take care of my elbow and the little things.'' ... LHP Tyler Skaggs (left adductor strain) is scheduled to throw a simulated game in the next day or two and then will be re-evaluated.

UP NEXT

Rangers: RHP Adrian Sampson will make his second career start Tuesday night and first for Texas. He made one start with Seattle in 2016 but was injured warming up for what would've been his second start and had surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon.

Angels: Right-handed reliever Jim Johnson (5-3, 3.81 ERA) is scheduled to start a ''bullpen game'' for Los Angeles.

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  • W: M. Minor (12-7)L: J. Barria (10-9)S: J. Leclerc (10)
  • HR: TEX - R. Guzman (15)
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J. Profar 3B31100100.253.337.452.7893.0
J. Gallo LF31230100.210.317.493.8108.0
R. Chirinos C40000024.208.327.411.737-1.0
R. Guzman 1B41221010.239.313.425.7387.5
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    K. Calhoun RF40100110.223.296.393.6891.5
    D. Fletcher 2B40100103.281.325.369.6942.0
    M. Trout CF51200003.317.464.6191.0843.0
    J. Upton LF40000015.259.342.454.7970.5
    S. Ohtani DH41210011.294.375.595.9706.5
    A. Simmons SS40000004.294.340.425.7640.0
    T. Ward 3B30100100.214.283.357.6403.0
    J. Fernandez 1B40110011.292.311.347.6581.5
    J. Briceno C40000022.240.296.350.646-1.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Gallo (23)
      • HR - R. Guzman (15)
      • SH - H. Alberto
      • RBI - J. Gallo 3 (85), R. Guzman 2 (56)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Gallo (21)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Andrus 4 (4), R. Chirinos 3 (3)
      BATTING
      • 2B - S. Ohtani (18), T. Ward (3)
      • RBI - S. Ohtani (54), J. Fernandez (5)
      • 2-Out RBI - S. Ohtani (18)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Fletcher 3 (3), J. Upton 4 (4), A. Simmons 3 (3), J. Fernandez
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - S. Ohtani (9)
      FIELDING
      • E - J. Profar (21)
      FIELDING
      • PB - J. Briceno (4)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Minor (W, 12-7)6.06112304.191.1120.5
      C. Sadzeck (H, 3)0.21100000.001.80-1.0
      A. Claudio (H, 13)1.11000104.871.592.5
      J. Leclerc (S, 10)1.00001201.710.8510.0
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Minor (W, 12-7)6.0
      C. Sadzeck (H, 3)0.2
      A. Claudio (H, 13)1.1
      J. Leclerc (S, 10)1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Barria (L, 10-9)3.03444213.531.26-6.0
      T. Cole4.00000303.250.8713.5
      W. Jerez1.03110106.301.60-0.5
      J. Tazawa1.01001008.222.041.0
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Barria (L, 10-9)3.0
      T. Cole4.0
      W. Jerez1.0
      J. Tazawa1.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - M. Minor (8)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Minor 88-56, C. Sadzeck 15-9, A. Claudio 21-15, J. Leclerc 23-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Minor 5-10, C. Sadzeck 3-0, A. Claudio 2-1, J. Leclerc 1-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Minor 27, C. Sadzeck 4, A. Claudio 5, J. Leclerc 4
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Barria 60-31, T. Cole 48-29, W. Jerez 20-15, J. Tazawa 13-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Barria 2-5, T. Cole 4-5, J. Tazawa 1-2
      • Batters Faced - J. Barria 16, T. Cole 12, W. Jerez 6, J. Tazawa 5
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      D. DeShields CF50000012.205.303.273.576-0.5
      S. Choo RF40100000.272.385.454.8381.0
      D. Robinson RF00000100.186.297.275.5711.0
      E. Andrus SS51100004.265.315.385.7012.0
      A. Beltre DH31000111.276.336.418.7551.5
      J. Profar 3B31100100.253.337.452.7893.0
      J. Gallo LF31230100.210.317.493.8108.0
      R. Chirinos C40000024.208.327.411.737-1.0
      R. Guzman 1B41221010.239.313.425.7387.5
      H. Alberto 2B20000110.071.188.071.2590.5
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        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        K. Calhoun RF40100110.223.296.393.6891.5
        D. Fletcher 2B40100103.281.325.369.6942.0
        M. Trout CF51200003.317.464.6191.0843.0
        J. Upton LF40000015.259.342.454.7970.5
        S. Ohtani DH41210011.294.375.595.9706.5
        A. Simmons SS40000004.294.340.425.7640.0
        T. Ward 3B30100100.214.283.357.6403.0
        J. Fernandez 1B40110011.292.311.347.6581.5
        J. Briceno C40000022.240.296.350.646-1.0
        Total3628203619-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Gallo (23)
          • HR - R. Guzman (15)
          • SH - H. Alberto
          • RBI - J. Gallo 3 (85), R. Guzman 2 (56)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Gallo (21)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Andrus 4 (4), R. Chirinos 3 (3)
          BATTING
          • 2B - S. Ohtani (18), T. Ward (3)
          • RBI - S. Ohtani (54), J. Fernandez (5)
          • 2-Out RBI - S. Ohtani (18)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Fletcher 3 (3), J. Upton 4 (4), A. Simmons 3 (3), J. Fernandez
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - S. Ohtani (9)
          FIELDING
          • E - J. Profar (21)
          FIELDING
          • PB - J. Briceno (4)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Minor (W, 12-7)6.06112304.191.1120.5
          C. Sadzeck (H, 3)0.21100000.001.80-1.0
          A. Claudio (H, 13)1.11000104.871.592.5
          J. Leclerc (S, 10)1.00001201.710.8510.0
          Total9.0821360---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Minor (W, 12-7)6.0
          C. Sadzeck (H, 3)0.2
          A. Claudio (H, 13)1.1
          J. Leclerc (S, 10)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Barria (L, 10-9)3.03444213.531.26-6.0
          T. Cole4.00000303.250.8713.5
          W. Jerez1.03110106.301.60-0.5
          J. Tazawa1.01001008.222.041.0
          Total9.0755561---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Barria (L, 10-9)3.0
          T. Cole4.0
          W. Jerez1.0
          J. Tazawa1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • HBP - M. Minor (8)
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Minor 88-56, C. Sadzeck 15-9, A. Claudio 21-15, J. Leclerc 23-13
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Minor 5-10, C. Sadzeck 3-0, A. Claudio 2-1, J. Leclerc 1-0
          • Batters Faced - M. Minor 27, C. Sadzeck 4, A. Claudio 5, J. Leclerc 4
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Barria 60-31, T. Cole 48-29, W. Jerez 20-15, J. Tazawa 13-6
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Barria 2-5, T. Cole 4-5, J. Tazawa 1-2
          • Batters Faced - J. Barria 16, T. Cole 12, W. Jerez 6, J. Tazawa 5
          • 8TH INNING
            Gallo singled to right, Andrus scored, Profar to third52
          • 7TH INNING
            Ohtani singled to left, Trout scored, Upton to third42
          • 4TH INNING
            Fernandez singled to right center, Ohtani scored, Ward to third41
          • 2ND INNING
            Guzman homered to center, Gallo scored40
            Gallo doubled to deep right, Beltre and Profar scored20
          • 9TH INNING
            • Junichi Tazawa relieved Williams Jerez
            • R. Guzman: Ball, Strike looking, Guzman singled to right
            • H. Alberto: Alberto hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Guzman to second
            • D. DeShields: Ball, Guzman to third on passed ball, Foul, DeShields fouled out to catcher
            • D. Robinson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Robinson walked
            • E. Andrus: Ball, Andrus flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Jose Leclerc relieved Alex Claudio
            • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
            • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Fletcher walked
            • M. Trout: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Trout grounded out to catcher, Fletcher to second
            • J. Upton: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Upton struck out swinging
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Williams Jerez relieved Taylor Cole
            • S. Choo: Choo lined out to shortstop
            • E. Andrus: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Andrus singled to right
            • A. Beltre: Ball, Beltre lined out to center
            • J. Profar: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Profar singled to shallow center, Andrus to third
            • J. Gallo: Foul, Foul, Ball, Gallo singled to right, Andrus scored, Profar to third
            • R. Chirinos: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Chirinos struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Drew Robinson in right field
            • T. Ward: Strike looking, Ward grounded out to pitcher
            • J. Fernandez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Fernandez struck out swinging
            • J. Briceno: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Briceno grounded out to pitcher
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • T. Cole Pitching:
            • R. Guzman: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Guzman struck out swinging
            • H. Alberto: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Alberto struck out on foul tip
            • D. DeShields: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, DeShields grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Connor Sadzeck relieved Mike Minor
            • K. Calhoun: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Calhoun grounded out to first
            • D. Fletcher: Ball, Fletcher grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Trout: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Trout reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • J. Upton: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Upton safe at first on 3rd baseman Profar throwing error, Trout to third
            • Alex Claudio relieved Connor Sadzeck
            • S. Ohtani: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ohtani singled to left, Trout scored, Upton to third
            • A. Simmons: Ball, Foul, Simmons flied out to center
            • End of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 6TH INNING
            • T. Cole Pitching:
            • J. Profar: Ball, Profar popped out to shortstop
            • J. Gallo: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Gallo grounded out to second
            • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Chirinos fouled out to first
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Minor Pitching:
            • T. Ward: Ward popped out to second
            • J. Fernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Fernandez lined out to left
            • J. Briceno: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Briceno struck out looking
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • T. Cole Pitching:
            • S. Choo: Strike looking, Ball, Choo lined out to center
            • E. Andrus: Ball, Andrus grounded out to shortstop
            • A. Beltre: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Beltre struck out looking
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Minor Pitching:
            • M. Trout: Ball, Ball, Foul, Trout fouled out to first
            • J. Upton: Strike looking, Ball, Upton hit by pitch
            • S. Ohtani: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ohtani flied out to deep left
            • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Simmons grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Upton out at second
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • Taylor Cole relieved Jaime Barria
            • R. Guzman: Strike looking, Foul, Guzman flied out to shallow left
            • H. Alberto: Ball, Alberto popped out to shortstop
            • D. DeShields: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, DeShields grounded out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Minor Pitching:
            • S. Ohtani: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ohtani doubled to deep right center
            • A. Simmons: Simmons lined out to center
            • T. Ward: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ohtani stole third
            • J. Fernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Fernandez singled to right center, Ohtani scored, Ward to third
            • J. Briceno: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Briceno flied out to shallow right
            • K. Calhoun: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Calhoun walked, Fernandez to second
            • D. Fletcher: Foul, Ball, Foul, Fletcher flied out to shallow center
            • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • J. Barria Pitching:
            • A. Beltre: Strike looking, Beltre lined out to center
            • J. Profar: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Profar flied out to deep center
            • J. Gallo: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Gallo walked
            • R. Chirinos: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Chirinos struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Minor Pitching:
            • J. Briceno: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Briceno struck out looking
            • K. Calhoun: Calhoun singled to left
            • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Fletcher singled to shallow right center, Calhoun to third
            • M. Trout: Trout lined out to center
            • J. Upton: Upton grounded into fielder's choice to third, Fletcher out at second
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • J. Barria Pitching:
            • A. Beltre: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Beltre walked
            • J. Profar: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Profar walked, Beltre to second
            • J. Gallo: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Gallo doubled to deep right, Beltre and Profar scored
            • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Chirinos flied out to center, Gallo to third
            • R. Guzman: Ball, Guzman homered to center, Gallo scored
            • H. Alberto: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Alberto walked
            • D. DeShields: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, DeShields struck out looking
            • S. Choo: Choo singled to left center, Alberto to second
            • E. Andrus: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Andrus grounded out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 2nd (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Minor Pitching:
            • S. Ohtani: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Ohtani struck out looking
            • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Simmons grounded out to shortstop
            • T. Ward: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ward doubled to deep left
            • J. Fernandez: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Fernandez grounded out to second
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • J. Barria Pitching:
            • D. DeShields: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, DeShields flied out to deep right
            • S. Choo: Choo flied out to deep right
            • E. Andrus: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Andrus grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Minor Pitching:
            • K. Calhoun: Calhoun grounded out to first
            • D. Fletcher: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Fletcher flied out to right
            • M. Trout: Ball, Foul, Trout reached on an infield single to second
            • J. Upton: Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Upton flied out to center
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)