Texas 5, An­gels 4 (11 innings)

Los Angeles Times - - BASEBALL - — Zach Helfand

KEY MO­MENT: In the 11th in­ning, Leonys Martin lifted a Jose Al­varez fast­ball just over the right-field wall to put the Rangers, who had trailed by a run en­ter­ing the ninth in­ning, ahead 4-3.

AT THE PLATE: The An­gels had 15 hits but left 14 run­ners on base. Down, 2-0, in the sev­enth in­ning, Mike Trout hit a two-run home run to tie the score, and Johnny Gi­avotella fol­lowed with a run-scor­ing sin­gle in the eighth to put the An­gels ahead, 3-2. Kole Cal­houn, who was three for six, stayed hot. At one point, he had five con­sec­u­tive hits, dat­ing to his last game. C.J. Cron had hits in all four at-bats, a ca­reer high, and Matt Joyce ended a hit­less streak at 26 at-bats with a hit in the eighth in­ning.

ON THE MOUND: With Hus­ton Street rest­ing af­ter three con­sec­u­tive ap­pear­ances, Joe Smith came in for the ninth in­ning. He had no trou­ble with the first two bat­ters, but gave up three sin­gles in a row. The last, from Mitch More­land, was enough to drive in pinch-run­ner Delino DeShields to tie the score. Starter Hec­tor San­ti­ago bat­tled com­mand is­sues for all of his 51⁄3 innings. His six walks were a ca­reer high, and he hit a bat­ter with the bases loaded in the sec­ond in­ning, but limited the dam­age to two runs, one earned.

IN THE FIELD: With two outs in the sec­ond in­ning, San­ti­ago in­duced what ap­peared to be an in­ning-end­ing pop fly. But short­stop Erick Ay­bar dropped the ball, which ex­tended the in­ning. The er­ror led to a run. In the 11th in­ning, an­other Ay­bar er­ror with two outs led to the Rangers’ fifth run. An­gels Manager Mike Scios­cia called Ay­bar’s per­for­mance “un­char­ac­ter­is­tic.”

ON THE BASES: Af­ter ad­vanc­ing to third base af­ter right fielder Shin-Soo Choo bob­bled a drive off the wall, Cron got caught nap­ping. He was picked off third base by catcher Car­los Cor­po­ran. Cron was ini­tially ruled safe, but the call was over­turned af­ter a re­view.

BYE, BYE: Rangers Manager Jeff Ban­is­ter was ejected in the eighth in­ning af­ter dis­put­ing an un­usual rul­ing. While chas­ing down a fly ball in foul ter­ri­tory, Cal­houn was pre­vented from catch­ing the ball by the out­stretched arms of a spec­ta­tor. A re­view over­turned the call and the rul­ing was fan in­ter­fer­ence, mean­ing the bat­ter, Elvis An­drus, was called out. Ban­is­ter ar­gued and was tossed, as was the spec­ta­tor.

UP NEXT: Right-han­der Jered Weaver (0-2, 5.24 ERA) will face Oak­land and right-han­der Sonny Gray (2-0, 2.12) Tues­day at 7 p.m. at O.co Coli­seum. TV: FS West; Ra­dio: 830, 1220.

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