Texas 4, Dodgers 1

Los Angeles Times - - BASEBALL - — Zach Helfand

KEY MO­MENT: The sixth in­ning started iden­ti­cally for the Dodgers and Rangers. Both led off with two walks with the heart of the lineup step­ping to the plate. For the Dodgers, the rally was short-lived. The Rangers used sin­gles from Prince Fielder, Mitch More­land and Rougned Odor to score four runs.

ON THE MOUND: Car­los Frias was, in the eyes of Dodgers Man­ager Don Mat­tingly, “cruis­ing,” up un­til the sixth in­ning, when Frias said he tight­ened up sit­ting in the dugout. Frias, who is­sued the lead­off walks, wouldn’t make it out of the in­ning. He was charged with all four runs and the loss.

AT THE PLATE: The Dodgers didn’t get their first run un­til the eighth in­ning, when Yas­mani Gran­dal lined a solo home run over the wall in right-cen­ter. The Dodgers out-hit the Rangers, 7-6, but stranded six run­ners on base. Howie Ken­drick and Justin Turner led the team with two hits apiece.

PLANE PINCH HITTER: Dodgers play­ers in­sisted their emer­gency land­ing at Los An­ge­les In­ter­na­tional Air­port on Sun­day sounded more har­row­ing than it was. The team’s plane, fly­ing from San Diego to Dal­las, was forced to turn around af­ter dif­fi­culty with the plane’s sta­bi­lizer and au­topi­lot, but sev­eral play­ers said they couldn’t no­tice the dif­fer­ence in the air. “It was more like you driv­ing in the car and the red light turns on — I’ll take it to the shop when I can,” Adrian Gon­za­lez said.

EX­TRA BASES: The fir­ing of Padres Man­ager Bud Black on Mon­day means Mat­tingly is now the sec­ond-long­est tenured man­ager in the NL, be­hind Bruce Bochy, of the Giants. … Four Dodgers made re­hab ap­pear­ances with sin­gle-A Ran­cho Cu­ca­monga. Paco Ro­driguez, Joel Peralta and Bran­don League all pitched one in­ning, and Scott Van Slyke played first base and home­red on his sec­ond at-bat. … Mat­tingly said Carl Craw­ford will be close to play­ing re­hab games when he is el­i­gi­ble to come off the dis­abled list in less than two weeks.

UP NEXT: Left-han­der Brett An­der­son (2-4, 3.57 ERA) will face Rangers right-han­der Chi Chi Gon­za­lez (2-1, 0.42) at Globe Life Park in Ar­ling­ton at 5 p.m. PDT TV: Sport­sNet LA; Ra­dio: 570, 1020.

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