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Rangers recap: Angels again pounce early as Texas offense blanked

Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux (31) goes to the mound to visit with relief pitcher Spencer Patton in the sixth inning (catcher Carlos Corporan at right). Patton allowed six runs in the inning as the Angels won 13-0 Saturday night.
Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux (31) goes to the mound to visit with relief pitcher Spencer Patton in the sixth inning (catcher Carlos Corporan at right). Patton allowed six runs in the inning as the Angels won 13-0 Saturday night. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The holiday weekend hasn’t brought too much celebration to Globe Life Park. The Rangers dropped the second game of the series Saturday to the Los Angeles Angles 13-0 on Saturday, in front of the second sellout crowd of the season. Most of the 47,877 remained through the end to see the 20-minute Fourth of July postgame fireworks display. For the Rangers, who were shut out for the fifth time this season, the fireworks never came.

Pitching: Wandy Rodriguez allowed five runs in five innings, including a three-run second inning when the Angels collected five singles. Spencer Patton took over to start the sixth and struggled after getting the leadoff hitter. He allowed six runs on three hits, a walk and two hit batters. Two of the hits were doubles and the third was a three-run homer by C.J. Cron that made it 11-0. Ross Detwiler took over and allowed a single and double before getting a groundout to end the inning. Detwiler remained on the mound and pitched a perfect seventh. In the eighth, the Angels scored twice to stretch their lead to 13-0.

Hitting: For the second consecutive night the Rangers’ lineup was held to two hits through the first four innings — a leadoff single by Rougned Odor in the first and an infield single by Shin-Soo Choo in the second. Odor doubled with two outs in the fifth but was left stranded with Ryan Rua’s strikeout. Leonys Martin singled to start the eighth, and after two outs, Prince Fielder singled to give the Rangers runners on the corners. But Adrian Beltre flew out to left to end the inning.

Notable: A crowd of 47,877 gave Globe Life Park its second sellout this season, after the home opener in April. The Rangers lost that game 5-1 to the Astros. ... The Angels have 32 hits in the first two games of the series. ... The Rangers have 12 hits. ... Angels’ C.J. Cron had a career-high six RBI. He entered the series with seven RBI. ... It’s the worst shutout by the Rangers since losing to the A’s 14-0 in 2003.

Stefan Stevenson, 817-390-7760

Twitter: @StevensonFWST

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