ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Ellie White made the first and last of five Texas hits during the first inning against Noah Sindergaard of six runs, and on Monday night the Rangers beat Los Angeles 7-4.
John Gray won his home debut despite allowing RBI’s Shohei Akhtani to double from the base of the central field wall in the first three-run run. The Rangers’ immediate reaction knocked out Cindergaard, a local high school honors student, after two-thirds of the half.
Gray said the Rangers’ offensive response “gives you another chance.”
“After such a rough first half, you feel like you’ve always lost in the game,” he added.
Jonah Heim made a solo home run in the center in seventh place, unattainable for Mike Trout, for his second RBI.
Joe Barlow worked on a leading move in the ninth, making his seventh save in seven chances, and central field defender Adalis Garcia finished the game with his second unsuccessful catch of the night on Taylor Ward. The Rangers have 8-5 in May after 7-14 in April.
White went to Texas and had two IRBs, a stolen base and a run in the first. His second single came from Jaime Bari, who became a starting point for most of his career in the major leagues and the first of three reliefs in Los Angeles. Baria made 4 1/3 innings and threw 62 innings against 42 in Cindergaard.
Gray (1-1) gave up four runs and eight strokes, and identified eight when he set the season high with 5 2/3 innings and 89 innings. He left two previous starts with injuries, each time getting on the injured list for 10 days, and on Monday made a brace on his left knee.
“After we got those six, (Gray) got a job and won the game for us,” said Texas manager Chris Woodward.
Sindergaard (3-2) allowed six runs – four earned – four strokes, two moves and two interceptions. It grew 17 miles south of Globe Life Field in Mansfield.
“When it rains, it pours,” said Cindergaard, who has missed most of the last two seasons at the New York Mets due to injuries. “I have to have a short-term memory, but I also (have to) learn from mistakes, learn from this walk and make sure it never happens again.”
Garcia followed on Sunday with two Homerers with an RBI double on the warning track in the center-left for the Rangers ’only extra hit in that serve.
Ahtani doubled the score in the fast ball with a score of 3: 0.
The Angels were 4 on 10 with runners in the main position. In addition to Garcia’s two races, Texas shortstop Cory Seeger made a backhand stop deep in the hole at Trout to start a double game in the seventh to pay off a potential rally.
HISTORY ON TUESDAY?
LHP Angels rookie Reid Detmers on Tuesday has a chance to compare to the success of Johnny Vander Meyer, who has not beaten in a row after throwing one against Tampa Bay on May 10 in his 11th Premier League start.
“I’m preparing like any other start,” said Detmers, named AL Player of the Week on Monday.
“I’m just looking for confidence,” manager Joe Madonna said.
“We have to do everything we can to stop him, to make him uncomfortable,” Woodward said. “Set it on fire.”
Otani’s fourth game of the season with three strikeouts was his first since April 22nd. … White’s inning with two strokes became the first for Texas after Isia Keener-Falefa on September 28, 2019 against the New York Yankees. … Brandon Marsh, who made twice on the opposing field, first extended his streak to seven games, which is in line with his best performance of his career.
Angels: Max Stasi and Kurt Suzuki on a 10-day IL may return this weekend in the Premier League games.
Rangers: Mitch Harver (right forearm) will begin rehab Tuesday at Double-A Frisco as a DH. … RHP Albert Abreu (left ankle dislocation) will begin rehab this week at Triple-A Round Rock.
Angels: Detmers (2-1, 3.77 ERA) allowed five runs in 3 1/3 innings in Texas without a decision on April 15th.
Rangers: LHP Taylor Hearn (2-2, 5.26) closed Kansas City on one hit after five innings on May 12 in the best of his 18 Premier League starts.