DJ Peters returned home twice, scoring the best four hits of his career and driving in four runs. Taylor Hearn threw a seven-inning seven-hit ball in a Texas Rangers 7-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday.
Former Dodgers outfielder Peters, who grew up 30 minutes north of Glendora’s Angel Stadium, played the first multihomer game of the rookie season. He added a single and a late double after hitting a solo shot a second time and a three-run blast a third time, and while Texas snapped a three-game skid, the vocal family and the vocal family at the Anaheim stand. Delighted a friend.
Hahn (5-4) won three consecutive starts, allowed three runs at the longest start of his career, hit four and finished five consecutive losses against the Rangers’ Angels, the last place. .. Hahn struck out Shohei Ohtani twice and struck out a major league home run leader three times in four career matches.
Otani became 4 from 0 in the 8th inning. The two-way star got a walk and his 23rd stolen base in the 8th inning, but struck based on two angels to end it.
Jo Adell hit two Angels home runs after losing his third home run in nine games that ended Monday.
Janson Junk (0-1) lost his major league debut after throwing a six-hit ball in the Angels’ fourth inning. His teammates disappointed him with two defensive misplays that could interfere with all five allowed runs (including four unwinned runs).
Peters connected for his ninth home run to lead the second, but only when Angels centerfielder Brandon Marsh missed a good chance to catch it on the fence.
After Angels shortstop Luis Rengoo first blew a simple throw to extend the inning, Peters blew up a third two-out home run on the first pitch.
Adele won the Angels’ first run, with Solo Homer leading fourth, ending the 15-game Homer Drought. He added two run shots to the sixth right for the second multihomer game of his career.
One Man’s Junk
The Angels promoted junk from Double A last Friday, making him the 16th starting pitcher of the season. Los Angeles bought a 25-year-old junk from the Yankees this summer in a deal with Andrew Heaney.
Tyler (VS) Texas
Right-handed Kyle Tyler also made his Major League Baseball debut in the Angels, ending the game with a three-inning stellar one-hit relief. With the first eight batters in front of Diving Marsh, Tyler barely missed the double tailing to the center of Peters.
Tyler is the 61st player to compete in the franchise’s new record, Haros, this season. Los Angeles used 35 pitchers, excluding the fielders who filled the mound.
Rangers: RHP Spencer Howard has returned to the team after being on the COVID injured list at the end of last month. He should be activated soon.
Angels: LF Justin Upton was on the injured list due to tension in his right hip. The 34-year-old Slugger has already missed 21 games this summer due to a back injury, and Haros will not reassess him for 10 days.
Texas AJ Alexie (1-0, 0.00 ERA) made his second major league start and appearance after throwing a five-inning, unscored one-hit ball against Colorado at the time of his debut. Jaime Barrier (2-2, 5.40) concludes the Angels series.
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