‘We’re starting to heat up.’ Hunter Renfroe sparks Angels’ win over Rangers

The Angels’ Hunter Renfroe and Luis Rengifo have fun after Renfroe hit a two-run homer through the sixth inning in opposition to the Texas Rangers on Tuesday evening. The Angels gained 7-3. (Gareth Patterson / Related Press)

Hunter Renfroe’s two-run homer capped a three-run sixth inning, and the surging Angels beat the American League West-leading Texas Rangers 7-3 on Tuesday evening.

Renfroe’s homer helped spoil the foremost league debut of Owen White (0-1), who was recalled from double-A Frisco. White entered with one out within the fifth inning and gave up three runs and 4 hits with two strikeouts and one stroll.

The Angels have gained three consecutive video games and eight of their final 9. At 38-31, they’re seven video games over .500 for the primary time since Might 27, 2022, and are inside 4½ video games of Texas.

“We’re beginning to warmth up. As soon as we get going, it may be exhausting to cease us,” mentioned Renfroe, who hit his twelfth homer of the season however solely his second since Might 10. “We’re seeking to win 15 video games a month. That is going to place us the place we need to be.”

The Angels added three extra runs within the ninth, two on Zach Neto’s homer. Neto has three homers in his final three video games after hitting two in his first 51.

Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani reached base all 5 occasions — a single, a double, two walks and an intentional stroll — extending his hitting streak to 10 video games. He scored twice and stole his tenth base of the season.

The Rangers (41-25) have misplaced three straight and 5 of six.

Jimmy Herget (1-2) pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings in reduction of starter Jaime Barría, who gave up three runs in 4 1/3 innings. Carlos Estévez recorded the ultimate two outs, leaving runners at first and third, for his 18th save in 18 alternatives.

White adopted starter Cody Bradford, who restricted the Angels to 1 run and two hits in 4 1/3 innings, throwing 64 pitches — 4 days after throwing 99 for triple-A Spherical Rock. Bradford was additionally recalled, to fill in for Jon Grey, who was unable to start out due to a blister.

“Did not do the perfect I might. Made one mistake, I really feel like,” mentioned White, who was informed of the call-up at midnight whereas in Fayetteville, Ark., and drove to Arlington on Tuesday morning. “I hope I proved one thing.”

Nathaniel Lowe and Corey Seager every homered amongst three hits for Texas. Lowe’s was a two-run homer within the third inning, Seager’s main off the fifth. The Rangers managed solely three different hits and left 11 runners on base.

This story initially appeared in Los Angeles Instances.

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