Rangers beat Angels 9-3 in finale Skaggs would have started

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Tyler Skaggs' No. 45 jersey still hung prominently over his locker in the visiting clubhouse after the Los Angeles Angels wrapped up their first series since the 27-year-old pitcher's death.

While the grieving Angels lost 9-3 in the finale against the Rangers in the Fourth of July game that Skaggs had been scheduled to start, Los Angeles took the first two games during the series after he was found unresponsive in his hotel room in Texas.

''Taking two out of three from a pretty good team that's second in the division, under the circumstances, I think is a victory,'' catcher Jonathan Lucroy said.

''It's been really tough, yet the guys haven't made any excuses,'' he said. ''We've gone out there and played hard, played to win. That's what Skaggsy would have wanted, and I don't think he would have liked it too much if we're in here feeling sorry for ourselves about it.''

Lance Lynn worked seven innings to match the major league lead with his 11th win, and Rougned Odor homered twice to drive in five runs for the Rangers, who snapped a four-game losing streak.

Mike Trout hit another impressive homer for Los Angeles in the first inning, his AL best-tying 25th. But Lynn (11-4) limited the Angels to only one more run while striking out five without a walk over his 115 pitches.

''There's no manual for how you handle something like this. I think the games do provide a space for (players) because they're trained to focus on just their job, and not be reminded of Tyler's passing,'' Angels manager Brad Ausmus said. ''You look at it from a baseball perspective, we were able to win two out of three on the road against a team that's in front of us in the standings. But it certainly wasn't easy.''

An emotional trip for the Angels that began with them traveling to Texas in cowboy hats and Western attire - a theme initiated by Skaggs - now takes them to Houston for three games this weekend against the Astros before the All-Star break.

The Rangers went ahead to stay on Nomar Mazara's two-run double in the third that made it 3-2. Mazara finished with four hits.

Odor hit a two-run homer in the fourth, snapping his streak of four consecutive strikeouts and seven Ks in his previous eight at-bats. His three-run shot to center in the seventh was estimated at 471 feet.

All that offense was plenty for Lynn, the first Texas right-hander since 1998 to have 11 wins before the All-Star break. He has gone at least six innings in 13 consecutive starts, the longest stretch for a Rangers pitcher since 2013, and has won his last five decisions.

''He's so reliable. You know he'll go deep in the game, you know he's going to compete on every pitch,'' Texas manager Chris Woodward said. ''That's fun to watch. It's been a huge factor for us being in the position we're in now.''

Angels rookie right-hander Griffin Canning (3-5) struck out six, but walked three and allowed six runs over 3 1/3 innings.

Trout's homer was his third in two games, and ninth this year against Texas to match an Angels record for the most against another team in the same season. The estimated 445-foot laser ricocheted off the glass facade of a club beyond the first deck of seats in left field.

Vladimir Guerrero had nine homers for the Angels against Seattle in 2001, and Tim Salmon hit nine against Cleveland in 1998.

The Angels still play their AL West rival six more times this season. That includes a doubleheader when they return to Texas for another series Aug. 19-21, though it hasn't been announced on which of those days there will be two games.

CLEVELAND ON CRUTCHES

Angels second baseman Tommy La Stella will go to next week's All-Star Game in Cleveland on crutches and in a cast. The first-time All-Star is out 8-10 weeks after he broke his right tibia when he fouled a 97-mph fastball off his lower leg on Tuesday. Ausmus, a one-time All-Star as a player, helped convince La Stella that ''he deserved it, he earned it'' even though he can't play. ''I think he'd regret it if he didn't go experience,'' Ausmus said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Angels: OF Justin Upton didn't play after leaving Wednesday night's game with left quad tightness. ... INF Zack Cozart, out since May 27, saw Rangers team physician Dr. Keith Meister for a second opinion on his left shoulder. Cozart will get a new MRI in California on Friday. He played only 58 games in 2018 before surgery on a torn labrum.

UP NEXT

Angels: The Angels face another 10-game winner (Justin Verlander) in the opener of a three-game series at Houston.

Rangers: RHP Adrian Sampson, 6-2 in his last nine games, starts the opener of a weekend series at Minnesota on Friday night.

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This story has been corrected to show that the final score was 9-3, not 9-2.

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  • W: L. Lynn (11-4)L: G. Canning (3-5)
  • HR: LAA - M. Trout (25), TEX - R. Odor 2 (12)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Calhoun RF50110013.234.322.469.7901.5
M. Trout CF42211102.299.454.6251.0799.0
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A. Simmons SS40110001.285.315.391.7062.0
J. Bour 1B40000013.188.268.406.674-0.5
M. Thaiss 3B40000020.143.143.286.429-1.0
J. Lucroy C40100000.232.305.346.6511.0
J. Parker LF31000121.000.200.000.2001.0
L. Rengifo 2B40300000.257.328.383.7114.0
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L. Garcia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    S. Choo RF51200010.279.375.481.8565.5
    D. Santana 1B50110023.295.330.515.8451.0
    E. Andrus SS51200011.308.343.454.7973.5
    J. Gallo CF-LF32100221.276.420.6531.0734.0
    N. Mazara DH51420011.271.323.459.7828.5
    W. Calhoun LF30100102.297.342.527.8692.0
    D. DeShields PR-CF11000012.253.354.343.6970.5
    A. Cabrera 3B21010214.228.314.402.7163.5
    R. Odor 2B42252014.191.259.389.64814.5
    J. Mathis C40100022.152.205.214.4190.0
    L. Lynn P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    C. Martin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      BATTING
      • 2B - L. Rengifo (10)
      • HR - M. Trout (25)
      • RBI - K. Calhoun (45), M. Trout (62), A. Simmons (22)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Simmons (10)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Calhoun 2 (2), S. Ohtani 4 (4), J. Bour 3 (3)
      BATTING
      • 2B - S. Choo (22), E. Andrus (19), N. Mazara 2 (19)
      • HR - R. Odor 2 (12)
      • SF - A. Cabrera (3)
      • RBI - D. Santana (26), N. Mazara 2 (49), A. Cabrera (44), R. Odor 5 (43)
      • 2-Out RBI - N. Mazara 2 (18), R. Odor 3 (18)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Santana 2 (2), E. Andrus, W. Calhoun, A. Cabrera 2 (2), R. Odor 2 (2), J. Mathis 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - S. Choo (7)
      • Picked Off - D. Santana
      FIELDING
      • E - L. Rengifo (6)
      • PB - J. Lucroy (6)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      G. Canning (L, 3-5)3.17663614.431.09-9.0
      T. Cole2.20002104.191.504.5
      L. Garcia1.05330214.781.56-4.0
      N. Ramirez1.02000303.161.082.5
      PITCHERSIP
      G. Canning (L, 3-5)3.1
      T. Cole2.2
      L. Garcia1.0
      N. Ramirez1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      L. Lynn (W, 11-4)7.09220513.911.2222.5
      C. Martin1.00000103.341.053.5
      L. St. John1.01112002.081.15-1.0
      PITCHERSIP
      L. Lynn (W, 11-4)7.0
      C. Martin1.0
      L. St. John1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - G. Canning 85-50, T. Cole 40-25, L. Garcia 28-19, N. Ramirez 22-17
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Canning 1-3, T. Cole 5-2
      • Batters Faced - G. Canning 20, T. Cole 10, L. Garcia 8, N. Ramirez 5
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - L. Lynn 115-76, C. Martin 12-11, L. St. John 21-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Lynn 8-8, C. Martin 1-1, L. St. John 3-0
      • Batters Faced - L. Lynn 30, C. Martin 3, L. St. John 6
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      K. Calhoun RF50110013.234.322.469.7901.5
      M. Trout CF42211102.299.454.6251.0799.0
      S. Ohtani DH50200004.310.363.560.9232.0
      A. Simmons SS40110001.285.315.391.7062.0
      J. Bour 1B40000013.188.268.406.674-0.5
      M. Thaiss 3B40000020.143.143.286.429-1.0
      J. Lucroy C40100000.232.305.346.6511.0
      J. Parker LF31000121.000.200.000.2001.0
      L. Rengifo 2B40300000.257.328.383.7114.0
      G. Canning P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      T. Cole P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      L. Garcia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      N. Ramirez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        S. Choo RF51200010.279.375.481.8565.5
        D. Santana 1B50110023.295.330.515.8451.0
        E. Andrus SS51200011.308.343.454.7973.5
        J. Gallo CF-LF32100221.276.420.6531.0734.0
        N. Mazara DH51420011.271.323.459.7828.5
        W. Calhoun LF30100102.297.342.527.8692.0
        D. DeShields PR-CF11000012.253.354.343.6970.5
        A. Cabrera 3B21010214.228.314.402.7163.5
        R. Odor 2B42252014.191.259.389.64814.5
        J. Mathis C40100022.152.205.214.4190.0
        L. Lynn P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        C. Martin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        L. St. John P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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          BATTING
          • 2B - L. Rengifo (10)
          • HR - M. Trout (25)
          • RBI - K. Calhoun (45), M. Trout (62), A. Simmons (22)
          • 2-Out RBI - A. Simmons (10)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Calhoun 2 (2), S. Ohtani 4 (4), J. Bour 3 (3)
          BATTING
          • 2B - S. Choo (22), E. Andrus (19), N. Mazara 2 (19)
          • HR - R. Odor 2 (12)
          • SF - A. Cabrera (3)
          • RBI - D. Santana (26), N. Mazara 2 (49), A. Cabrera (44), R. Odor 5 (43)
          • 2-Out RBI - N. Mazara 2 (18), R. Odor 3 (18)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Santana 2 (2), E. Andrus, W. Calhoun, A. Cabrera 2 (2), R. Odor 2 (2), J. Mathis 2 (2)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - S. Choo (7)
          • Picked Off - D. Santana
          FIELDING
          • E - L. Rengifo (6)
          • PB - J. Lucroy (6)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          G. Canning (L, 3-5)3.17663614.431.09-9.0
          T. Cole2.20002104.191.504.5
          L. Garcia1.05330214.781.56-4.0
          N. Ramirez1.02000303.161.082.5
          Total8.014995122---
          PITCHERSIP
          G. Canning (L, 3-5)3.1
          T. Cole2.2
          L. Garcia1.0
          N. Ramirez1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          L. Lynn (W, 11-4)7.09220513.911.2222.5
          C. Martin1.00000103.341.053.5
          L. St. John1.01112002.081.15-1.0
          Total9.01033261---
          PITCHERSIP
          L. Lynn (W, 11-4)7.0
          C. Martin1.0
          L. St. John1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - G. Canning 85-50, T. Cole 40-25, L. Garcia 28-19, N. Ramirez 22-17
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Canning 1-3, T. Cole 5-2
          • Batters Faced - G. Canning 20, T. Cole 10, L. Garcia 8, N. Ramirez 5
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - L. Lynn 115-76, C. Martin 12-11, L. St. John 21-11
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Lynn 8-8, C. Martin 1-1, L. St. John 3-0
          • Batters Faced - L. Lynn 30, C. Martin 3, L. St. John 6
          • 9TH INNING
            Calhoun grounded out to first, Parker scored, Rengifo to third39
          • 7TH INNING
            Odor homered to center, Mazara and DeShields scored29
          • 4TH INNING
            Santana singled to right, Choo scored, Santana to second26
            Odor homered to right, Cabrera scored25
          • 3RD INNING
            Mazara doubled to deep right center, Andrus and Gallo scored23
            Simmons singled to right center, Trout scored, Ohtani to third21
          • 2ND INNING
            Cabrera hit sacrifice fly to right, Gallo scored11
          • 1ST INNING
            Trout homered to left center10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Locke St. John relieved Chris Martin
            • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Ball, Lucroy grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Parker: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Parker walked
            • L. Rengifo: Ball, Rengifo doubled to deep right center, Parker to third
            • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Calhoun grounded out to first, Parker scored, Rengifo to third
            • M. Trout: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Trout walked
            • S. Ohtani: Ohtani grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Chris Martin relieved Lance Lynn
            • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Simmons flied out to left
            • J. Bour: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Bour struck out looking
            • M. Thaiss: Foul, Thaiss grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Noe Ramirez relieved Luis Garcia
            • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Foul, Andrus singled to left
            • J. Gallo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gallo struck out swinging
            • N. Mazara: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Mazara doubled to right center, Andrus to third
            • D. DeShields: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, DeShields struck out swinging
            • A. Cabrera: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • L. Lynn Pitching:
            • J. Parker: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Parker grounded out to second
            • L. Rengifo: Strike swinging, Rengifo singled to right center
            • K. Calhoun: Ball, Ball, Foul, Calhoun singled to right center, Rengifo to second
            • M. Trout: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Trout flied out to center
            • S. Ohtani: Ohtani lined out to right
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Luis Garcia relieved Taylor Cole
            • J. Gallo: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Gallo struck out looking
            • N. Mazara: Mazara singled to left
            • W. Calhoun: Ball, Calhoun singled to right, Mazara to second
            • Delino DeShields ran for Willie Calhoun
            • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Foul, Cabrera flied out to left
            • R. Odor: Ball, Foul, Odor homered to center, Mazara and DeShields scored
            • J. Mathis: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Mathis singled to shallow left
            • S. Choo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Choo singled to left center, Mathis to second
            • D. Santana: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (3 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • L. Lynn Pitching:
            • J. Bour: Ball, Strike swinging, Bour lined out to shortstop
            • M. Thaiss: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Thaiss struck out swinging
            • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Lucroy fouled out to catcher
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Cole Pitching:
            • J. Mathis: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Mathis grounded out to shortstop
            • S. Choo: Strike looking, Choo safe at first on 2nd baseman Rengifo fielding error
            • D. Santana: Foul, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Choo stole second, Santana grounded out to shortstop, Choo to third
            • E. Andrus: Ball, Andrus grounded out to second
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 5TH INNING
            • L. Lynn Pitching:
            • M. Trout: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Trout lined out to right
            • S. Ohtani: Foul, Ball, Ohtani grounded out to shortstop
            • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Simmons grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Cole Pitching:
            • J. Gallo: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Gallo walked
            • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Mazara struck out swinging
            • W. Calhoun: Foul, Ball, Gallo to second on passed ball, Foul, Foul, Calhoun grounded out to first, Gallo to third
            • A. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Cabrera walked
            • R. Odor: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Foul, Odor flied out to deep center
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • L. Lynn Pitching:
            • M. Thaiss: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Thaiss struck out looking
            • J. Lucroy: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Lucroy singled to left
            • J. Parker: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Parker struck out looking
            • L. Rengifo: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Rengifo singled to center, Lucroy to second
            • K. Calhoun: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • G. Canning Pitching:
            • A. Cabrera: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cabrera walked
            • R. Odor: Foul, Ball, Ball, Odor homered to right, Cabrera scored
            • J. Mathis: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Mathis struck out swinging
            • S. Choo: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Choo doubled to deep right center
            • D. Santana: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Santana singled to right, Choo scored, Santana to second
            • Taylor Cole relieved Griffin Canning
            • E. Andrus: Strike swinging, Santana out at second, Ball, Andrus flied out to deep right
            • End of the 4th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • L. Lynn Pitching:
            • L. Rengifo: Ball, Strike looking, Rengifo grounded out to shortstop
            • K. Calhoun: Calhoun grounded out to first
            • M. Trout: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Trout singled to right
            • S. Ohtani: Strike looking, Ohtani singled to center, Trout to second
            • A. Simmons: Simmons singled to right center, Trout scored, Ohtani to third
            • J. Bour: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Bour grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • G. Canning Pitching:
            • S. Choo: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike looking, Choo grounded out to shortstop
            • D. Santana: Strike looking, Santana flied out to left
            • E. Andrus: Andrus doubled to deep left
            • J. Gallo: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gallo walked
            • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Ball, Mazara doubled to deep right center, Andrus and Gallo scored
            • W. Calhoun: Ball, Calhoun flied out to deep right
            • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • L. Lynn Pitching:
            • M. Thaiss: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Thaiss flied out to deep left
            • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Ball, Lucroy flied out to deep center
            • J. Parker: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Parker struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • G. Canning Pitching:
            • J. Gallo: Ball, Foul, Gallo singled to center
            • N. Mazara: Ball, Mazara singled to right, Gallo to third
            • W. Calhoun: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Calhoun walked, Mazara to second
            • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Foul, Cabrera hit sacrifice fly to right, Gallo scored
            • R. Odor: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Odor struck out looking
            • J. Mathis: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Mathis struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • L. Lynn Pitching:
            • K. Calhoun: Ball, Ball, Calhoun grounded out to first
            • M. Trout: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Trout homered to left center
            • S. Ohtani: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Foul, Ohtani singled to left
            • A. Simmons: Simmons popped out to third
            • J. Bour: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Bour reached on fielder's choice to second, Ohtani out at second
            • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • G. Canning Pitching:
            • S. Choo: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Choo struck out looking
            • D. Santana: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
            • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Andrus struck out looking
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)