After losing 10-0 to the Rangers in the first game of the series last night, the Angels lost 5-2 tonight to fall to 44-47 on the season. Jesse Chavez started for the Angels and was not particularly effective, allowing three runs on seven hits in just five innings. Tyson Ross, the Rangers’ starter, was better, permitting one run in 5 2⁄3 innings.
Texas’ scoring against Chavez came on a first-inning RBI double by Nomar Mazara and an Adrian Beltre two-run shot in the third. After 94 pitches, Chavez was pulled in favor of Blake Parker, who surrendered a two-run home run to rookie Drew Robinson in the sixth.
Wasted opportunities were abound for the Angels in this one. In the first, Cameron Maybin drew a leadoff walk, but he was promptly picked off. In the fourth, the Angels put runners on first and second with two down for Ben Revere, but he grounded out. In the fifth, Nick Franklin was hit by a pitch with one out, which Maybin followed up with another walk, but Kole Calhoun and Albert Pujols both popped out to first base. Continue reading at Halos Heaven.