Carlos Gomez scored the game-winning run Friday on a wild pitch that he knew, thanks to spring drills, Jeff Wilson jwilson@star-telegram.com
Carlos Gomez scored the game-winning run Friday on a wild pitch that he knew, thanks to spring drills, Jeff Wilson jwilson@star-telegram.com

Texas Rangers

Rangers hang on for 10-9 win over Angels

September 01, 2017 11:44 PM

UPDATED September 02, 2017 12:58 AM

ARLINGTON

Joey Gallo, Shin-Soo Choo and Carlos Gomez connected for home runs Friday night, but the Texas Rangers needed a two-out wild pitch in the eighth inning to edge the Los Angeles Angels 10-9.

Gomez scored the game winner after he walked with two outs, stole second and went to third an a throwing error. Joey Gallo walked, and Mike Napoli was batting when Cam Bedrosian uncorked a wild pitch that allowed Gomez to race home safely.

Cole Hamels allowed four runs in five innings, and Choo’s homer in the sixth gave the Rangers a 9-4 lead. Ricky Rodriguez, though, allowed three runs in the seventh, and Jason Grilli surrendered two in the eighth as the Angels forged a tie.

Delino DeShields reached in his first four plate appearances and scored three times.

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Gallo’s home was his 37th of the season, which is good for a tied for the American League lead with Aaron Judge. 

At 4 hours, 33 minutes, the game was the longest nine-inning game in Rangers and Angels club history and the longest in the majors since 2007.

Diekman, Rangers react to lefty's 2017 debut

The Texas Rangers activated Jake Diekman from the 60-day disabled list Friday, and then he was thrown into a tight spot in the seventh inning and retired all three batters he faced (video by Jeff Wilson).

Jeff Wilson jwilson@star-telegram.com

How Rangers hitters fared: The Rangers did a little bit of everything to outlast the Angels. ... Home runs were hit by Joey Gallo, Shin-Soo Choo and Carlos Gomez. ... The Rangers took eight walks, two by Delino DeShields and three straight with two outs in the eighth to help allow the game-winning run to score on a wild pitch. ... Elvis Andrus drove in three runs despite going only 1 for 5.  

How Rangers pitchers fared: Cole Hamels battled to leave with a lead, but the bullpen made the Rangers sweat it out. ... Hamels wasn’t great, allowing four runs in five innings. He allowed two in a 31-pitch first inning and two more in the fifth after quickly retiring the first two batters. ... Tony Barnette offer scoreless relief in the sixth, but Ricky Rodriguez was tagged for three runs in the seventh. ... Jake Diekman had to bail out the Rangers in the seventh, retiring all three batters faced in his 2017 debut. ... Jason Grilli allowed two runs in the eighth, one of which came as Alex Claudio the game-tying run to score. ... That was the Rangers’ first blown save since July 2. ... Claudio escaped the ninth, thanks to a close call at second going his way. The Angels loaded the bases with two outs, but Eric Young Jr., who pinch ran for Albert Pujols in the eighth, grounded out to end the game.

Hamels forced to grind in grinding Rangers win

Cole Hamels lasted only five innings Friday against the Los Angeles Angels, who gave him and the Texas Rangers fits before they pulled out a 10-9 win (video by Jeff Wilson).

Jeff Wilson jwilson@star-telegram.com

Banister: Rangers showed their character in 10-9 win

Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister called his team's 10-9 win Friday their best character win of the season (video by Jeff Wilson).

Jeff Wilson jwilson@star-telegram.com

AL wild-card standings

Team

Games back

x-NY Yankees

+1

x-Minnesota

Baltimore

1.5

LA Angels

1.5

Texas

3

Tampa Bay

3

Kansas City

3.5

Seattle

3.5

Note: Top two teams, marked with x, would make the playoffs if season ended today.

Los Angeles

200

020

320

9

14

2

Texas

231

003

01x

10

11

1

Los Angeles AB

R

H

BI

BB

SO

Avg.

Phillips 2b

5

1

1

0

1

1

.291

Trout cf

4

2

2

0

2

0

.329

Upton lf

5

2

2

0

1

1

.280

Pujols dh

5

1

4

4

0

0

.238

Young Jr. pr-dh

1

1

0

0

0

0

.258

Simmons ss

4

1

2

1

1

1

.290

Calhoun rf

2

1

0

1

1

1

.243

Cron 1b

5

0

1

2

0

1

.257

Maldonado c

5

0

0

0

0

2

.226

Pennington 3b

4

0

2

1

0

0

.272

Totals 40

9

14

9

6

7

 

Texas AB

R

H

BI

BB

SO

Avg.

DeShields lf

3

3

2

0

2

1

.282

Choo dh

4

2

1

2

1

0

.264

Andrus ss

5

0

1

3

0

1

.302

Mazara rf

5

0

2

1

0

1

.258

Gomez cf

4

2

1

1

1

1

.245

Gallo 3b

4

1

1

1

1

0

.207

Napoli 1b

3

1

1

0

2

0

.196

Odor 2b

5

0

1

0

0

0

.212

Chirinos c

3

1

1

0

1

0

.255

Totals 36

10

11

8

8

4

 

E—Upton (8), Maldonado (2), Gallo (12). LOB—Los Angeles 13, Texas 10. 2B—Upton (38), Pujols (14), Cron (12), Mazara 2 (28), Chirinos (8). 3B—DeShields (2). HR—Gallo (37), off Skaggs; Choo (18), off Middleton; Gomez (16), off Middleton. RBIs—Pujols 4 (87), Simmons (62), Calhoun (60), Cron 2 (41), Pennington (19), Choo 2 (65), Andrus 3 (72), Mazara (86), Gomez (45), Gallo (70). SB—Trout (16), Young Jr. (9), DeShields 2 (27), Choo (12), Gomez (13). SF—Calhoun, Pennington. Runners left in scoring position—Los Angeles 9 (Phillips, Upton, Pujols, Calhoun, Cron 3, Young Jr. 2); Texas 6 (Choo 2, Gomez, Gallo 2, Odor). RISP—Los Angeles 4 for 16; Texas 3 for 16. Runners moved up—Upton, Andrus.

Los Angeles

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

NP

ERA

Skaggs

2

5

6

5

3

1

70

4.89

Salas

1 1/3

0

0

0

2

1

25

5.83

Gurka

 2/3

1

0

0

0

0

12

0.00

Wood

1

0

0

0

0

0

10

5.34

Middleton

 2/3

3

3

3

0

0

21

4.47

Alvarez

 1/3

2

0

0

0

0

10

3.86

Ramirez

1

0

0

0

0

1

14

3.18

Bedrosian, L 4-4

 2/3

0

1

0

3

1

26

3.60

Scribner

 1/3

0

0

0

0

0

3

4.29

Texas

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

NP

ERA

Hamels

5

5

4

4

3

5

101

3.92

Barnette, H, 3

1

1

0

0

1

1

22

4.99

Rodriguez

0

3

3

3

1

0

13

6.75

Diekman, H, 1

1

0

0

0

0

1

13

0.00

Grilli, H, 4

 1/3

3

2

2

0

0

13

6.08

Claudio, W 4-1, BS, 3-10

1 2/3

2

0

0

1

0

27

2.59

Skaggs pitched to 1 batter in the 3rd. Rodriguez pitched to 4 batters in the 7th. Alvarez pitched to 2 batters in the 7th. Inherited runners-scored—Ramirez 2-0, Scribner 2-0, Diekman 2-1, Claudio 2-1. HBP—Hamels (Calhoun). WP—Bedrosian. T—4:33. A—32,240 (48,114).