Shohei Ohtani Hit a Two-Run Homer in the Ninth, Rangers Past Angels 6-3

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Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani watches his two-run home run during the ninth inning against the Texas Rangers in a baseball game Wednesday, June 14, 2023, in Arlington, Texas.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Marcus Semien and Corey Seager hit back-to-back homers with two outs in the seventh inning to lift the Texas Rangers to a 6-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night.

Semien’s two-run homer struck high up the left-field foul pole to break a 1-1 tie. Seager followed with a shot to right field on the next pitch.

Shohei Ohtani hit a two-run homer in the ninth, his AL-leading 21st. It extended his hitting streak to a season-high 11 games.

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Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani hits a two-run home run against the Texas Rangers during the ninth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 14, 2023, in Arlington, Texas.

Leody Taveras hit a solo homer in the third and added one of two RBI singles in the eighth inning.

The Angels saw a three-game winning streak end as they left 10 runners on, nine in the first four innings.

Josh Sborz (3-2) got the win working scoreless seventh and eighth innings.

Jimmy Herget (1-3) allowed Texas’ three seventh-inning runs in his one inning of relief of Reid Detmers.

The Angels scored their run when Mike Trout drew a two-out walk and came around on Anthony Rendon’s flare that struck the inside of the right-field line about 200 feet from home plate. Texas right-fielder Adolis Garcia, who leads major league outfielders with nine assists, rifled a throw to the plate just as Trout rounded third. The throw landed in front of the plate and bounced high over catcher Mitch Garver as Trout slid in.