All-Star center fielder Mike Trout had a three-run homer among his four hits for the fast-starting Los Angeles Angels in a 15-6 victory over the freefalling Texas Rangers on Thursday night.
Nick Tepesch gave up a three-run homer to Anthony Recker during a five-run burst in the first inning, but he lasted six innings for the Rangers in an 8-4 loss to the Mets on Sunday.
The Rangers haven’t been this far under .500 at the halfway point since Ron Washington was a rookie manager in 2007.
With a few switches in the order and an impressive performance by starter Nick Tepesch, the Rangers ended their longest losing streak in nearly nine years.
The Rangers lost their seventh straight game as the Tigers stretched their own winning streak to six games with an 8-6 victory over Texas on Wednesday night.
Adrian Beltre got career hit 2,500 on Tuesday night, but the Rangers were toppled by the Tigers by a score of 8-2, dropping to six games under .500 for the first time since 2008.
Texas manager Ron Washington is convinced that the Rangers will play better, even though they are now two games under .500 and nine games behind the Athletics.
Donnie Murphy homered twice, Colby Lewis won for the first time in more than three weeks, and the Rangers beat the Athletics by a score of 14-8 on Monday night.
Seattle’s Hisashi Iwakuma’s pitched eight effective innings to help the Mariners stop a five-game losing streak with a 5-1 win over the Texas Rangers Sunday.
Christian Yelich set career highs with four hits and four RBIs for the Miami Marlins, who beat the Texas Rangers 8-5 Tuesday night.
Lonnie Chisenhall had a historic night with nine RBIs and three home runs in a five-hit game, as the Indians pounded the Rangers by a score of 17-7 Monday night.
Rangers manager Ron Washington calls in to the Ben and Skin show and he’s not giving up hope on what has been a disappointing season.