Rangers head to break with 10-7 loss to Angels

Rangers head to break with 10-7 loss to Angels

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ARLINGTON, TX - JULY 13: Scott Baker #25 of the Texas Rangers throws in the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 13, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

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by KATY CLARKE

WFAA Sports

Posted on July 13, 2014 at 6:17 PM

One final, 10-7 loss to Los Angeles Angels capped off a terrible home stand for the Rangers, as they now head to the All-Star break. The Rangers lost all seven games of their homestand, and find themselves amidst an eight-game losing streak.

The Rangers jumped to a quick lead in the first, when a sacrifice fly from Alex Rios scored Daniel Robertson who had singled to lead off the inning.

The lead was short-lived however, as the Angels went big in the third, starting with back-to-back singles for David Freese and Efren Navarro, and a walk for Chris Iannetta. With the bases loaded, Mike Trout hit a three-run double to clear the bases and give the Angels a 3-1 lead.

Los Angeles tacked on another run in the top of the third, but the Rangers managed to bounce back in the bottom of the inning. Adam Rosales and Robertson singled, and Elvis Andrus walked, to load the bases for Rios. A double from Rios, and groundout from Adrian Beltre, would allow all three runners to score.

The Angels would once again take the lead in the fourth, as back-to-back doubles from Kole Calhoun and Mike Trout produced the go ahead run. Two insurance runs were allowed by Shawn Tolleson in the fifth, and another by Neftali Feliz in the sixth, as the Rangers fell behind 8-4.

Texas made a comeback effort, as three consecutive singles from Rios, Beltre and Jake Smolinski combined with a double play ball from Chris Gimenez to produce two runs in the sixth.  Rougned Odor tripled in the seventh and scored on a Leonys Martin groundout to bring the Rangers within one of the halos.

Another run came in the eighth, and was awarded to the Angels. Ryan Feierabend, making his Rangers debut, walked Iannetta, who would score on a double from Pujols. More significant than the run, is the fact that Feierabend is the 50th player to suit up for the Rangers this season. Using 50 players prior to the All-Star break is a MLB record.

To conclude the game, the Angels got one last run to push them to the double digits mark. Howie Kendrick singled, stole second, and reached third on an error by Andrus. Ianetta singled to score Kendrick, and the Rangers were unable to respond.

Adrian Beltre and Yu Darvish will represent the Rangers at the All-Star game while the rest of the team takes a much needed break. The season will resume Friday, as the Rangers take on the Blue Jays in Toronto. Game time is slated for 6:07 p.m. CT.

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