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Neto, Moniak lead Angels to 7-2 win over Texas, snapping Rangers’ 5-game winning streak | Baseball

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mickey Moniak and Zach Neto each hit a home run and hit a triple as the Los Angeles Angels snapped the Texas Rangers’ season-best five-game winning streak with a 7-2 victory Wednesday night.

Neto completed the cycle’s triple-shortened campaign for the Angels, who have lost four straight and eight of nine games. He combined with Moniak to give Los Angeles five hits and three runs off the bottom two hitters in the lineup.

Moniak, the No. 9 hitter, hit a three-run homer in the second inning to make it 4-0. Neto added an RBI double in the third inning and a two-run homer in the eighth inning, his 12th of the year.

Angels starter Griffin Canning played well until the fifth inning, when he gave up a two-run home run to Leody Taveras. After getting Travis Jankowski to ground out, Canning loaded the bases with two consecutive singles and a walk before being taken out of the game.

Hans Crouse struck out rookie Wyatt Langford and power hitter Adolis García in the bottom of the inning. Crouse (1-0) then pitched a hitless sixth inning and earned his first major league win.

García, last year’s AL Championship Series MVP, also came to the plate against José Marte with the bases loaded and two outs in the seventh inning.

Earlier in the day, García was added to the Home Run Derby field to represent the home team Rangers during next week’s All-Star festivities. García is the only one of the eight batters in the event not to be selected to the All-Star Game.

Texas starter Michael Lorenzen (5-5) allowed five runs and five hits in five innings, drew four walks and had three strikeouts.

MY BABY!

Angels star Mike Trout and his wife Jessica announced on social media on June 30 that they have a baby boy named Jordy Michael. The couple’s second child. Trout has played in just 29 games this season due to a torn meniscus but is targeting a late July return.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Angels outfielder Jo Adell is sidelined with the virus.

NEXT

Rangers: Left-handed pitcher Andrew Heaney (3-9, 3.80 ERA) starts Friday night at Houston.

Angels: RHP Jack Kochanowicz makes his big league debut Thursday night against Seattle. The 6-foot-7-inch Kochanowicz was a third-round draft pick in 2019.


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