Los Angeles Angels (74-83, fourth in the AL West) vs. Texas Rangers (58-99, fifth in the AL West)
Arlington, Texas; Wednesday, 8:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Angels: Janson Junk (0-1, 3.75 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 5 strikeouts) Rangers: Taylor Hearn (6-5, 4.36 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 90 strikeouts)
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rookie Andy Ibanez’s two-run single highlighted a four-run second inning for Texas and fellow rookie A.J. Alexy won for the third time in four career starts as the Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-2 on Tuesday night to stave off their 100th loss for a second consecutive game.
Los Angeles Angels (74-82, fourth in the AL West) vs. Texas Rangers (57-99, fifth in the AL West)
Arlington, Texas; Tuesday, 8:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Angels: Packy Naughton (0-3, 5.23 ERA, 1.60 WHIP, 12 strikeouts) Rangers: A.J.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Shane Baz pitched two-hit ball for five innings to win his major league debut and the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays cut Toronto’s lead in the wild-card chase, holding off the Blue Jays 6-4 on Monday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — Maligned for poor defense and a bat that failed to fulfill promise for long stretches, Gary Sánchez impresses the Yankees with resilience.
With New York reeling after consecutive blowouts, Sánchez sparked a revival with an early go-ahead home run.
Texas Rangers (55-94, fifth in the AL West) vs. New York Yankees (83-67, fourth in the AL East)
New York; Monday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rangers: A.J. Alexy (2-0, 3.68 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 14 strikeouts) Yankees: Nestor Cortes Jr.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A.J. Alexy managed to follow up his outstanding major league debut with something even better. Two starts into his career with Texas, the confident, rangy right-hander has made history by throwing 11 scoreless innings of two-hit ball.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A.J. Alexy won his major league debut pitching one-hit ball through five shutout innings while DJ Peters, Leody Taveras and Nick Solak homered in consecutive innings as the Texas Rangers hung on to beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Monday.