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Nathaniel Lowe's 10th-inning blast lifts Rangers over Angels

Field Level Media
19 May 2022, 14:05 GMT+10

Nathaniel Lowe's two-run, walk-off home run off Raisel Iglesias in the 10th inning rallied the Texas Rangers to a 6-5 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday in Arlington, Texas.

Lowe's blast to right field, which just stayed fair, gave the Rangers a three-game sweep, all of them in comeback fashion. Charlie Culberson, the runner who started the half-inning at second base, also scored on Lowe's second home of the season. It was Texas' 10th comeback victory.

In the top of the 10th, the Angels went ahead 5-4 on Mike Trout's fielder's choice, which scored designated runner Andrew Velazquez from third.

Dennis Santana (2-1) picked up the win, and Iglesias (1-2) took the loss.

The Angels trailed 4-2 in the ninth inning before tying it on Jared Walsh's two-run homer off Matt Bush, his second long ball of the night.

In the bottom of the ninth, the Rangers loaded the bases with two outs against left-hander Jose Suarez. Iglesias was called upon, but not until after Angels manager Joe Maddon was ejected for arguing with plate umpire CB Bucknor. Iglesias struck out Jonah Heim to end the threat.

Solo homers by Brad Miller (seventh inning) and Calhoun (eighth inning) gave the Rangers a 4-2 lead.

The long ball gave the Angels the early advantage. Walsh homered in the second inning, and Trout added his solo shot in the fourth inning.

The game featured a starting pitching matchup of Angels right-hander Shohei Ohtani and Texas righty Dane Dunning. Both allowed two runs in six innings, and neither was involved in the decision. Ohtani struck out seven, and Dunning fanned six.

Trout blistered his home run in the fourth inning, as it was tracked by Statcast at 114.4 mph.

It was Trout's third home run in seven games against Texas this year and his 11th of the season overall. For his career, the three-time American League Most Valuable Player has 43 career homers against the Rangers.

The Rangers closed the gap to 2-1 in the fourth inning. Seager walked, went to second when Kole Calhoun was hit by a pitch and scored on Heim's RBI single to left.

Heim's RBI double pulled the Rangers even at 2 in the sixth inning. Calhoun, who doubled, scored the tying run.

--Field Level Media

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