Smyly gets first win since 2016 as Rangers rally to win

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Drew Smyly has had a long road back from Tommy John elbow surgery, and the Texas left-hander put together a quality start on Friday night that helped earn him his first win in three years.

Smyly went a season-best six innings and kept the Los Angeles Angels offense in check long enough for the Rangers to rally for a 4-3 victory.

''I know it has been a real long time with the surgeries and two years off but it feels like the monkey is off my back and I can move forward,'' said Smyly, who got his first win since Sept. 13, 2016 - 32 months - when he was with Tampa Bay.

Smyly (1-3), who allowed three runs on five hits, missed the last two seasons after injuring his elbow in spring training while with Seattle in 2017. He underwent Tommy John surgery in July 2017 and spent last season rehabbing while with the Chicago Cubs.

Hunter Pence had two hits and drove in two runs for the Rangers, who have won eight of nine to move two games over .500 for the first time since April 23. Shin Soo-Choo also had two hits and led off the game with a home run to center.

Smyly allowed all three of his runs in the second on home runs by Jonathan Lucroy and Brian Goodwin. The Angels looked as if they were going to add to their 3-1 lead in the fifth when David Fletcher's single and Mike Trout's ground-rule double put runners on second and third with no outs, but Smyly retired the next three hitters, including striking out Albert Pujols.

''I really wanted to get him the win today. He's been battling a lot of things and fought through it. He kept us in the game,'' Rangers manager Chris Woodward said. ''I told him after the sixth that we were going to get him a win and it worked out.''

The Angels committed two errors in the seventh that led to the go-ahead run. Choo led off the inning by reaching on an error by shortstop Zack Cozart and advanced to second when Logan Forsythe walked. After the runners advanced on a ground ball, they scored on Pence's line-drive single to center off Cam Bedrosian (1-3) that Trout misplayed, allowing Pence to advance to second. It was Trout's first error since 2017.

''We just got a little sloppy defensively, and it hurt us,'' Angels manager Brad Ausmus said. ''I think Mike was caught in between diving and not diving and the ball took a hop. We don't see errors like that a lot from him, but it just happened to come at a tough time.''

Trout had a chance to tie it with Goodwin on second and two outs in the ninth, but Shawn Kelley struck him out to get his fifth save.

Griffin Canning allowed one run and three hits in six innings for the Angels, who have dropped their last five and are six games under .500. The right-hander has allowed only one run and six hits over 11 innings in his last two starts.

The Angels' bullpen lost their third straight game when it has been tied or they have inherited the lead. They have allowed 12 runs - 11 earned - and 15 hits in 10 innings during that span.

After Choo put the fifth pitch of the game over the wall in center field for his eighth homer of the season, Los Angeles countered with three runs in the second.

Lucroy led off the inning with a solo shot to center for his seventh to tie it at 1. Tommy La Stella singled and scored three batters later when Goodwin sent Smyly's fastball down the right-field line for a two-run shot. It was Goodwin's sixth homer of the season, with three coming against Texas.

Asdrubal Cabrera's double in the sixth scored Pence to bring the Rangers within 3-2.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rangers: SS Elvis Andrus (hamstring) is with the team and remains on track to be activated Saturday, which is the first day he is eligible to come off the injured list. OF Delino DeShields was optioned to Triple-A Nashville after the game.

Angels: LHP Andrew Heaney (elbow) will get his first start of the season in Sunday's series finale after his bullpen session went well Thursday. ... OF Justin Upton (turf toe) has been cleared to take batting practice and is fielding ground balls.

UP NEXT

Rangers: LHP Mike Minor (5-3, 2.64 ERA) is sixth in AL in ERA, seventh in innings pitched (64 2/3) and tied for eighth in strikeouts (67).

Angels: LHP Tyler Skaggs (4-4, 5.01 ERA) has won his last three starts against the Rangers and has allowed only two earned runs in 17 1/3 innings.

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  • W: D. Smyly (1-3)L: C. Bedrosian (1-3)S: S. Kelley (5)
  • HR: TEX - S. Choo (8), LAA - J. Lucroy (7), B. Goodwin (6)
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J. Gallo CF-LF40000024.285.417.6691.086-1.0
A. Cabrera 3B30110111.221.294.448.7433.5
R. Odor 2B30000111.158.233.346.5790.5
R. Guzman 1B30000122.200.282.457.7390.0
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    M. Trout CF40100112.288.459.5771.0362.5
    S. Ohtani DH30000103.236.333.345.6791.0
    A. Pujols 1B30000114.232.307.432.7390.5
    J. Lucroy C41211003.273.340.460.8007.0
    T. La Stella 3B41100002.301.371.566.9382.0
    L. Rengifo 2B40000021.174.250.261.511-1.0
    Z. Cozart SS20000101.120.176.141.3181.0
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    B. Goodwin RF41221011.302.369.497.8667.5
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    • a-flied out for Cozart in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 2B - H. Pence (8), A. Cabrera (6), I. Kiner-Falefa (6)
    • HR - S. Choo (8)
    • RBI - S. Choo (20), H. Pence 2 (33), A. Cabrera (27)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Choo, N. Mazara, J. Gallo 2 (2), A. Cabrera, I. Kiner-Falefa 4 (4)
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Trout (12)
    • HR - J. Lucroy (7), B. Goodwin (6)
    • RBI - J. Lucroy (22), B. Goodwin 2 (18)
    • 2-Out RBI - B. Goodwin 2 (11)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Trout 2 (2), A. Pujols 2 (2), J. Lucroy 2 (2), T. La Stella, B. Goodwin
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Odor-Forsythe-Guzman)
    FIELDING
    • E - Z. Cozart (3), M. Trout
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Smyly (W, 1-3)6.05334426.151.6918.0
    J. Chavez (H, 4)1.00001104.731.502.5
    C. Martin (H, 7)1.01000004.431.232.0
    S. Kelley (S, 5)1.01000101.590.829.5
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Smyly (W, 1-3)6.0
    J. Chavez (H, 4)1.0
    C. Martin (H, 7)1.0
    S. Kelley (S, 5)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    G. Canning5.03112513.421.0611.5
    J. Anderson (H, 4)1.02111304.151.330.5
    C. Bedrosian (L, 1-3) (BS, 1)1.01211103.131.26-4.5
    T. Buttrey1.01000101.441.082.5
    H. Robles1.00000103.270.863.5
    PITCHERSIP
    G. Canning5.0
    J. Anderson (H, 4)1.0
    C. Bedrosian (L, 1-3) (BS, 1)1.0
    T. Buttrey1.0
    H. Robles1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - D. Smyly (3), S. Kelley
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Smyly 93-59, J. Chavez 16-9, C. Martin 9-8, S. Kelley 14-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Smyly 5-9, J. Chavez 2-0, C. Martin 2-0
    • Batters Faced - D. Smyly 27, J. Chavez 4, C. Martin 3, S. Kelley 4
    PITCHING
    • WP - G. Canning (4), C. Bedrosian (8)
    • HBP - G. Canning
    • Pitches-Strikes - G. Canning 95-58, J. Anderson 27-17, C. Bedrosian 25-14, T. Buttrey 17-12, H. Robles 10-7
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Canning 4-6, C. Bedrosian 2-1, H. Robles 1-1
    • Batters Faced - G. Canning 21, J. Anderson 6, C. Bedrosian 6, T. Buttrey 4, H. Robles 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    S. Choo LF52211012.300.399.541.9407.5
    D. DeShields CF00000000.182.321.284.6050.0
    L. Forsythe SS31000101.300.410.483.8933.0
    N. Mazara RF50000025.254.310.438.748-1.0
    H. Pence DH51220012.316.365.6491.0145.5
    J. Gallo CF-LF40000024.285.417.6691.086-1.0
    A. Cabrera 3B30110111.221.294.448.7433.5
    R. Odor 2B30000111.158.233.346.5790.5
    R. Guzman 1B30000122.200.282.457.7390.0
    I. Kiner-Falefa C40200014.230.316.356.6732.5
    D. Smyly P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    J. Chavez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    S. Kelley P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      D. Fletcher LF40100111.299.347.433.7801.5
      M. Trout CF40100112.288.459.5771.0362.5
      S. Ohtani DH30000103.236.333.345.6791.0
      A. Pujols 1B30000114.232.307.432.7390.5
      J. Lucroy C41211003.273.340.460.8007.0
      T. La Stella 3B41100002.301.371.566.9382.0
      L. Rengifo 2B40000021.174.250.261.511-1.0
      Z. Cozart SS20000101.120.176.141.3181.0
      a- K. Calhoun PH10000000.222.301.450.7510.0
      B. Goodwin RF41221011.302.369.497.8667.5
      G. Canning P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      J. Anderson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      • a-flied out for Cozart in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 2B - H. Pence (8), A. Cabrera (6), I. Kiner-Falefa (6)
      • HR - S. Choo (8)
      • RBI - S. Choo (20), H. Pence 2 (33), A. Cabrera (27)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Choo, N. Mazara, J. Gallo 2 (2), A. Cabrera, I. Kiner-Falefa 4 (4)
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Trout (12)
      • HR - J. Lucroy (7), B. Goodwin (6)
      • RBI - J. Lucroy (22), B. Goodwin 2 (18)
      • 2-Out RBI - B. Goodwin 2 (11)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Trout 2 (2), A. Pujols 2 (2), J. Lucroy 2 (2), T. La Stella, B. Goodwin
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Odor-Forsythe-Guzman)
      FIELDING
      • E - Z. Cozart (3), M. Trout
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Smyly (W, 1-3)6.05334426.151.6918.0
      J. Chavez (H, 4)1.00001104.731.502.5
      C. Martin (H, 7)1.01000004.431.232.0
      S. Kelley (S, 5)1.01000101.590.829.5
      Total9.0733562---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Smyly (W, 1-3)6.0
      J. Chavez (H, 4)1.0
      C. Martin (H, 7)1.0
      S. Kelley (S, 5)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      G. Canning5.03112513.421.0611.5
      J. Anderson (H, 4)1.02111304.151.330.5
      C. Bedrosian (L, 1-3) (BS, 1)1.01211103.131.26-4.5
      T. Buttrey1.01000101.441.082.5
      H. Robles1.00000103.270.863.5
      Total9.07434111---
      PITCHERSIP
      G. Canning5.0
      J. Anderson (H, 4)1.0
      C. Bedrosian (L, 1-3) (BS, 1)1.0
      T. Buttrey1.0
      H. Robles1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - D. Smyly (3), S. Kelley
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Smyly 93-59, J. Chavez 16-9, C. Martin 9-8, S. Kelley 14-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Smyly 5-9, J. Chavez 2-0, C. Martin 2-0
      • Batters Faced - D. Smyly 27, J. Chavez 4, C. Martin 3, S. Kelley 4
      PITCHING
      • WP - G. Canning (4), C. Bedrosian (8)
      • HBP - G. Canning
      • Pitches-Strikes - G. Canning 95-58, J. Anderson 27-17, C. Bedrosian 25-14, T. Buttrey 17-12, H. Robles 10-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Canning 4-6, C. Bedrosian 2-1, H. Robles 1-1
      • Batters Faced - G. Canning 21, J. Anderson 6, C. Bedrosian 6, T. Buttrey 4, H. Robles 3
      • 7TH INNING
        Pence singled to center, Choo and Forsythe scored, Pence to second on center fielder Trout fielding error43
      • 6TH INNING
        Cabrera doubled to deep right, Pence scored23
      • 2ND INNING
        Goodwin homered to right, La Stella scored13
        Lucroy homered to left center11
      • 1ST INNING
        Choo homered to right center10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Hansel Robles relieved Ty Buttrey
        • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Forsythe grounded out to third
        • N. Mazara: Ball, Mazara lined out to third
        • H. Pence: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Pence struck out looking
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Shawn Kelley relieved Chris Martin
        • Delino DeShields in center field
        • Kole Calhoun hit for Zack Cozart
        • K. Calhoun: Ball, Ball, Calhoun flied out to center
        • B. Goodwin: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Goodwin singled to right
        • D. Fletcher: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Fletcher lined out to left
        • M. Trout: Foul, Foul, Ball, Goodwin to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Trout struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Ty Buttrey relieved Cam Bedrosian
        • R. Odor: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Odor flied out to center
        • R. Guzman: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Guzman lined out to left
        • I. Kiner-Falefa: Strike looking, Ball, Kiner-Falefa doubled to shallow right
        • S. Choo: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Choo struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Chris Martin relieved Jesse Chavez
        • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Lucroy reached on an infield single to pitcher
        • T. La Stella: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, La Stella grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Lucroy out at second
        • L. Rengifo: Strike looking, Ball, Rengifo grounded out to second
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Cam Bedrosian relieved Justin Anderson
        • S. Choo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Choo safe at first on shortstop Cozart fielding error
        • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Forsythe walked, Choo to second
        • N. Mazara: Foul, Mazara grounded out to second, Choo to third, Forsythe to second
        • H. Pence: Ball, Pence singled to center, Choo and Forsythe scored, Pence to second on center fielder Trout fielding error
        • J. Gallo: Strike looking, Gallo popped out to third
        • A. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Pence to third on wild pitch, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Cabrera struck out looking
        • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 2 Errors)
        • Jesse Chavez relieved Drew Smyly
        • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Fletcher struck out swinging
        • M. Trout: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Trout walked
        • S. Ohtani: Ball, Strike looking, Ohtani reached on fielder's choice to first, Trout out at second
        • A. Pujols: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pujols grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Justin Anderson relieved Griffin Canning
        • H. Pence: Pence doubled to deep left
        • J. Gallo: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gallo struck out swinging
        • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Cabrera doubled to deep right, Pence scored
        • R. Odor: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Odor struck out swinging
        • R. Guzman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Guzman walked
        • I. Kiner-Falefa: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Kiner-Falefa struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Smyly Pitching:
        • T. La Stella: Strike looking, La Stella grounded out to first
        • L. Rengifo: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Rengifo struck out swinging
        • Z. Cozart: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Cozart walked
        • B. Goodwin: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Goodwin flied out to deep left
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • G. Canning Pitching:
        • I. Kiner-Falefa: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Kiner-Falefa singled to center
        • S. Choo: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Choo reached on fielder's choice to first, Kiner-Falefa out at second
        • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Strike looking, Forsythe lined out to right
        • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Ball, Choo to second on wild pitch, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Mazara struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Smyly Pitching:
        • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Fletcher singled to left
        • M. Trout: Trout doubled to deep left, Fletcher to third
        • S. Ohtani: Strike swinging, Ohtani lined out to first
        • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pujols struck out swinging
        • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Lucroy lined out to left
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • G. Canning Pitching:
        • A. Cabrera: Cabrera grounded out to first
        • R. Odor: Strike looking, Odor flied out to deep left
        • R. Guzman: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Guzman struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Smyly Pitching:
        • L. Rengifo: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Rengifo struck out swinging
        • Z. Cozart: Strike looking, Foul, Cozart flied out to center
        • B. Goodwin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Goodwin struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • G. Canning Pitching:
        • S. Choo: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Choo singled to right center
        • L. Forsythe: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Forsythe hit by pitch, Choo to second
        • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Mazara struck out looking
        • H. Pence: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Pence lined out to right
        • J. Gallo: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gallo struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Smyly Pitching:
        • S. Ohtani: Ohtani grounded out to first
        • A. Pujols: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pujols walked
        • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Lucroy flied out to center
        • T. La Stella: Ball, La Stella flied out to center
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • G. Canning Pitching:
        • J. Gallo: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Gallo grounded out to first
        • A. Cabrera: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cabrera walked
        • R. Odor: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Odor walked, Cabrera to second
        • R. Guzman: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Guzman struck out swinging
        • I. Kiner-Falefa: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Kiner-Falefa flied out to left
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Smyly Pitching:
        • J. Lucroy: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Lucroy homered to left center
        • T. La Stella: Strike looking, La Stella singled to right
        • L. Rengifo: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Rengifo lined out to center
        • Z. Cozart: Strike looking, Ball, Cozart lined out to left
        • B. Goodwin: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, La Stella to second on wild pitch, Ball, Goodwin homered to right, La Stella scored
        • D. Fletcher: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Fletcher walked
        • M. Trout: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Trout grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 2nd (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • G. Canning Pitching:
        • S. Choo: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Choo homered to right center
        • L. Forsythe: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Forsythe flied out to right
        • N. Mazara: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Mazara grounded out to second
        • H. Pence: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pence lined out to center
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Smyly Pitching:
        • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Ball, Fletcher grounded out to third
        • M. Trout: Ball, Strike looking, Trout grounded out to third
        • S. Ohtani: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ohtani walked
        • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Pujols flied out to right
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)