The Angels chased Texas starter Anthony Ranaudo early, and the Rangers offense provided little, as Los Angeles won 10-2 Wednesday at Globe Life Park. The loss dropped the series for Texas (4-6), which travels to Seattle for a 9:05 p.m. game Friday.
Pitching: Ranaudo, who was making a spot start in place of the injured Derek Holland, was tagged for six runs on six hits in 1 and 2/3 innings. He went unscathed in the first before things fell apart. Johnny Giavotella singled with the bases loaded to score two, Erick Aybar laid a sacrifice bunt to score another, and Albert Pujols and Matt Joyce followed with RBI hits. Mike Trout singled off Anthony Bass in the fourth to put the Angels up 7-0. Bass was charged with three more earned runs in the sixth.
Hitting: Carlos Corporan homered in the fifth, but that was all Texas could get off Angels starter Hector Santiago, who went seven innings. Jake Smolinski tallied his first hit of the season with a double in the second. Smolinski and Elvis Andrus left the bases loaded in the eighth. Adam Rosales homered in the ninth to snap an 0 for 24 streak.
Key stat: In six losses this season, the Rangers have been outscored 45-10. Conversely, they’ve won their four games by a combined 27-6.
Notables: Prince Fielder extended his active majors-best streak to 35 plate appearances without a strikeout. He went 1 for 3 with a single and a walk...Paid attendance Wednesday was 25,757, the highest of the series with the Angels.
Rangers at Mariners, 9:05 p.m. Friday.
RHP Yovani Gallardo (1-1, 5.59 ERA) vs. LHP J.A. Happ (0-0, 2.84).