Calhoun rallies Angels past Rangers 3-2 to snap 5-game skid

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Jared Walsh has seemingly done it all in his short major league career. The rookie has hit and pitched, and now added his first RBI and game-ending hit to his accomplishments.

Walsh's pinch-single to left field in the ninth inning landed between two Rangers to score Kole Calhoun as the Los Angeles Angels rallied for a 3-2 win over the Texas Rangers.

Calhoun drove in the tying run earlier in the inning with an RBI double and then scored the winner on Walsh's hit.

''It's fun. I get to play baseball every day,'' said Walsh, who was engulfed by teammates in an emotional on-field celebration. ''It's the stuff you dream about as a little kid and here we are with an awesome group of guys that have been grinding it out the last few days. I couldn't be more happy.''

Walsh only has 10 at-bats, but the 25-year-old is making the most of them. The two-way player even pitched in a lopsided game earlier this week. Nothing could compare to this clutch hit and that ball, which was authenticated, will hold a special place in his collection, he said.

''That was awesome,'' Walsh said. ''I hadn't gotten to play in a few days, so any way I can contribute, I'm really happy with. Luckily, I got the knock when my name was called.''

Neither Rangers left fielder Hunter Pence nor shortstop Elvis Andrus were able to make the play on Walsh's hit off Shawn Kelley (3-1) and the ball dropped, allowing Calhoun to score and give the Angels a wild victory in which they led most of the way and snapped a five-game losing streak.

''That's a play (Andrus will) tell you he should make,'' Rangers manager Chris Woodward said. ''He is one of the best in the league at going back on balls. It's obviously a tough play if he didn't make it.''

Calhoun, who finished 3 for 3 with two RBIs and two runs scored, also homered in the third inning to give Los Angeles a 1-0 lead that they held until the ninth.

Ronald Guzman doubled to deep center field to score pinch-runner Danny Santana to tie it with one out in the ninth. Rougned Odor, given a rare start off, then had a pinch-single to right field off Hansel Robles (2-0) to drive in Guzman with the go-ahead run.

It was the first time Robles allowed a run at Angel Stadium this season.

Calhoun tied it back up in the bottom of the inning to drive in Luis Rengifo, who ran through a stop sign by Angels third base coach Mike Gallego and dove headfirst safely at home. Calhoun then scored the winner to end Texas' five-game win streak.

''I saw (the sign) but after I touched third base, I saw it after,'' Rengifo said with a smile. ''I can't stop.''

Mike Minor had another solid outing, allowing just one run and five hits in six innings but didn't figure into the decision. He struck out five and walked two. Calhoun's 10th homer of the season was the first hit Minor allowed after retiring the first six batters.

Tyler Skaggs pitched well and was in line to get the win until Robles blew the save opportunity. Skaggs allowed just three hits in 5 2/3 shutout innings and struck out seven using 93 pitches.

''That's all we've been working on, just being aggressive early in the count,'' Skaggs said. ''Just continue to pound the strike zone. That's going to help me out a lot.''

Andrus, just reinstated from the injured list Saturday, reached base four times, picking up where he left off. He was 2 for 3 with two singles, a walk and reached on an error.

SHO THEM

Shohei Ohtani reached base on an infield single in the fourth inning. He was called out on a close play at first base but the play was overturned upon review. He has reached base safely now in 13 of his last 15 games since coming off the injured list.

REMEMBERING FRALEY

The Angels had a moment of silence before Saturday's game for Gerry Fraley, a longtime baseball writer at The Dallas Morning News. Fraley, 64, died Saturday after a two-year battle with cancer.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Angels: OF Justin Upton (surgery turf toe) took batting practice for the first time since surgery. He's still probably a few weeks away from a return, according to manager Brad Ausmus. ... C Kevan Smith (7-day Injured List, concussion) has been cleared to do activity in the weight room and feels 100 percent, Ausmus said ... RHP Luis Garcia (back) was reinstated from the IL.

UP NEXT

Rangers: RHP Ariel Jurado (1-2, 2.20 ERA) is starting on three days' rest after recording his first career hold in a relief appearance in Texas' 2-1 win over Seattle on Wednesday. This will be just his second start of the season but 11th appearance.

Angels: LHP Andrew Heaney (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will make his first start of the season. He has been on the injured list all season with elbow inflammation sustained in spring training. He made a career-high 30 starts last year and was 7-3 with a 3.22 ERA in 14 starts at Angel Stadium.

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  • W: H. Robles (2-0)L: S. Kelley (3-1)
  • HR: LAA - K. Calhoun (10)
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  • a-singled for Garneau in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Guzman (7)
  • RBI - R. Guzman (12), R. Odor (22)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Choo, H. Pence, N. Mazara, J. Gallo, A. Cabrera 3 (3), R. Guzman
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Fletcher (7), K. Calhoun (11)
  • HR - K. Calhoun (10)
  • RBI - K. Calhoun 2 (28), J. Walsh
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Walsh
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Trout 4 (4), A. Pujols, D. Garneau
BASERUNNING
  • SB - E. Andrus (9)
  • CS - R. Odor (5)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Cabrera-Forsythe-Guzman; Minor-Mathis-Guzman)
FIELDING
  • E - D. Fletcher (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Minor6.05112512.551.1315.5
J. Leclerc1.00001304.791.403.5
J. Chavez1.01000204.551.483.0
S. Kelley (L, 3-1) (BS, 2)0.23220002.550.96-10.0
PITCHERSIP
M. Minor6.0
J. Leclerc1.0
J. Chavez1.0
S. Kelley (L, 3-1) (BS, 2)0.2
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Skaggs5.23002704.401.3413.5
T. Buttrey (H, 10)1.10001001.371.062.0
C. Bedrosian (H, 5)0.20000003.041.230.0
H. Robles (W, 2-0) (BS, 1)1.12221003.860.945.0
PITCHERSIP
T. Skaggs5.2
T. Buttrey (H, 10)1.1
C. Bedrosian (H, 5)0.2
H. Robles (W, 2-0) (BS, 1)1.1
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Minor 100-65, J. Leclerc 23-14, J. Chavez 20-12, S. Kelley 14-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Minor 6-5
  • Batters Faced - M. Minor 23, J. Leclerc 4, J. Chavez 4, S. Kelley 5
PITCHING
  • HBP - T. Skaggs (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Skaggs 93-59, T. Buttrey 17-9, C. Bedrosian 10-6, H. Robles 30-20
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Skaggs 2-8, C. Bedrosian 3-0, H. Robles 1-2
  • Batters Faced - T. Skaggs 23, T. Buttrey 5, C. Bedrosian 3, H. Robles 6
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  • a-singled for Mathis in the 9th
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S. Ohtani DH40100011.237.328.339.6670.5
A. Pujols 1B40000012.226.300.421.721-0.5
T. La Stella 2B30000010.295.364.555.919-0.5
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L. Rengifo SS-2B41200020.200.268.280.5482.0
K. Calhoun RF32321100.236.315.483.79712.0
Z. Cozart 3B40100022.125.179.146.3250.0
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  • a-singled for Garneau in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Guzman (7)
  • RBI - R. Guzman (12), R. Odor (22)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Choo, H. Pence, N. Mazara, J. Gallo, A. Cabrera 3 (3), R. Guzman
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Fletcher (7), K. Calhoun (11)
  • HR - K. Calhoun (10)
  • RBI - K. Calhoun 2 (28), J. Walsh
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Walsh
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Trout 4 (4), A. Pujols, D. Garneau
BASERUNNING
  • SB - E. Andrus (9)
  • CS - R. Odor (5)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Cabrera-Forsythe-Guzman; Minor-Mathis-Guzman)
FIELDING
  • E - D. Fletcher (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Minor6.05112512.551.1315.5
J. Leclerc1.00001304.791.403.5
J. Chavez1.01000204.551.483.0
S. Kelley (L, 3-1) (BS, 2)0.23220002.550.96-10.0
Total8.29333101---
PITCHERSIP
M. Minor6.0
J. Leclerc1.0
J. Chavez1.0
S. Kelley (L, 3-1) (BS, 2)0.2
Total8.2
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Skaggs5.23002704.401.3413.5
T. Buttrey (H, 10)1.10001001.371.062.0
C. Bedrosian (H, 5)0.20000003.041.230.0
H. Robles (W, 2-0) (BS, 1)1.12221003.860.945.0
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PITCHERSIP
T. Skaggs5.2
T. Buttrey (H, 10)1.1
C. Bedrosian (H, 5)0.2
H. Robles (W, 2-0) (BS, 1)1.1
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Minor 100-65, J. Leclerc 23-14, J. Chavez 20-12, S. Kelley 14-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Minor 6-5
  • Batters Faced - M. Minor 23, J. Leclerc 4, J. Chavez 4, S. Kelley 5
PITCHING
  • HBP - T. Skaggs (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Skaggs 93-59, T. Buttrey 17-9, C. Bedrosian 10-6, H. Robles 30-20
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Skaggs 2-8, C. Bedrosian 3-0, H. Robles 1-2
  • Batters Faced - T. Skaggs 23, T. Buttrey 5, C. Bedrosian 3, H. Robles 6
  • 9TH INNING
    Walsh singled to left, Calhoun scored23
    Calhoun doubled to deep right center, Rengifo scored22
    Odor singled to center, Guzman scored21
    Guzman doubled to deep right center, Santana scored11
  • 3RD INNING
    Calhoun homered to right01
  • 9TH INNING
    • H. Robles Pitching:
    • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Forsythe walked
    • A. Cabrera: Cabrera reached on fielder's choice to second, Forsythe out at second
    • Danny Santana ran for Asdrubal Cabrera
    • R. Guzman: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Guzman doubled to deep right center, Santana scored
    • Rougned Odor hit for Jeff Mathis
    • R. Odor: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Odor singled to center, Guzman scored
    • S. Choo: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Choo flied out to deep left
    • E. Andrus: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Odor caught stealing second, catcher to second
    • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Isiah Kiner-Falefa catching
    • Shawn Kelley relieved Jesse Chavez
    • B. Goodwin: Ball, Goodwin flied out to deep right
    • L. Rengifo: Ball, Foul, Rengifo singled to right center
    • K. Calhoun: Calhoun doubled to deep right center, Rengifo scored
    • Z. Cozart: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Cozart lined out to center
    • Jared Walsh hit for Dustin Garneau
    • J. Walsh: Ball, Walsh singled to left, Calhoun scored
  • 8TH INNING
    • Brian Goodwin in left field
    • Cam Bedrosian relieved Ty Buttrey
    • E. Andrus: Ball, Ball, Andrus safe at first on shortstop Fletcher fielding error
    • H. Pence: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pence grounded out to third, Andrus to second
    • N. Mazara: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Mazara grounded out to third, Andrus to third
    • Hansel Robles relieved Cam Bedrosian
    • J. Gallo: Ball, Gallo popped out to second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
    • Jesse Chavez relieved Jose Leclerc
    • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Fletcher doubled to right
    • M. Trout: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Trout struck out looking
    • S. Ohtani: Ball, Ball, Ohtani lined out to shortstop
    • A. Pujols: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Pujols struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • T. Buttrey Pitching:
    • R. Guzman: Guzman lined out to left
    • J. Mathis: Ball, Foul, Foul, Mathis flied out to right
    • S. Choo: Ball, Foul, Choo flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jose Leclerc relieved Mike Minor
    • L. Rengifo: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Rengifo struck out looking
    • K. Calhoun: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Calhoun walked
    • Z. Cozart: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Cozart struck out swinging
    • D. Garneau: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Garneau struck out looking
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • T. Skaggs Pitching:
    • E. Andrus: Ball, Ball, Andrus singled to left
    • H. Pence: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pence flied out to right
    • N. Mazara: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Mazara struck out swinging, Andrus stole second
    • J. Gallo: Foul, Ball, Gallo hit by pitch
    • Ty Buttrey relieved Tyler Skaggs
    • L. Forsythe: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Forsythe walked, Andrus to third, Gallo to second
    • A. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Cabrera popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Minor Pitching:
    • S. Ohtani: Ball, Ohtani grounded out to second
    • A. Pujols: Ball, Ball, Pujols flied out to left
    • T. La Stella: Ball, Foul, Foul, La Stella popped out to shortstop
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • T. Skaggs Pitching:
    • A. Cabrera: Foul, Cabrera singled to left
    • R. Guzman: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Guzman flied out to center
    • J. Mathis: Mathis flied out to left
    • S. Choo: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Choo struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Minor Pitching:
    • L. Rengifo: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Rengifo singled to left
    • K. Calhoun: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Calhoun singled to right, Rengifo to second
    • Z. Cozart: Strike (foul tip), Cozart singled to left center, Rengifo to third, Calhoun to second
    • D. Garneau: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Garneau grounded into double play pitcher to catcher to first, Rengifo out at home, Calhoun to third, Cozart to second
    • D. Fletcher: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Fletcher walked
    • M. Trout: Strike looking, Foul, Trout flied out to right
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • T. Skaggs Pitching:
    • N. Mazara: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Mazara flied out to left
    • J. Gallo: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Gallo grounded out to shortstop
    • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Forsythe struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Minor Pitching:
    • S. Ohtani: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ohtani reached on an infield single to first
    • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pujols grounded into double play third to second to first, Ohtani out at second
    • T. La Stella: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, La Stella struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • T. Skaggs Pitching:
    • J. Mathis: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Mathis struck out swinging
    • S. Choo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Choo flied out to deep center
    • E. Andrus: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Andrus walked
    • H. Pence: Pence lined out to right
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Minor Pitching:
    • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Calhoun homered to right
    • Z. Cozart: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Cozart struck out swinging
    • D. Garneau: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Garneau walked
    • D. Fletcher: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Fletcher popped out to second
    • M. Trout: Ball, Trout flied out to right
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • T. Skaggs Pitching:
    • J. Gallo: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Gallo walked
    • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Forsythe struck out swinging
    • A. Cabrera: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul tip, Cabrera struck out on foul tip
    • R. Guzman: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul tip, Guzman struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Minor Pitching:
    • A. Pujols: Pujols grounded out to third
    • T. La Stella: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, La Stella grounded out to first
    • L. Rengifo: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Rengifo struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • T. Skaggs Pitching:
    • S. Choo: Strike swinging, Choo grounded out to third
    • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Andrus singled to center
    • H. Pence: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pence lined out to right
    • N. Mazara: Pickoff attempt, Mazara popped out to third
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Minor Pitching:
    • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Fletcher struck out looking
    • M. Trout: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Trout grounded out to third
    • S. Ohtani: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Ohtani struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)