But Shohei Ohtani scored the Angels’ first run in the second inning, and he scored again on Stassi’s bases-loaded single in the fourth. Andrelton Simmons put the Halos ahead with an RBI single moments before Walsh’s grand slam.
“We basically gave them that inning,” Rangers manager Chris Woodward said. “That’s the frustrating part, because I felt like we were in control the whole game up to that point. You know with Bundy, we had a really good approach. It felt like we were doing things on the bases, having quality at-bats. It kind of takes the air out of everybody.”
Dietrich hit a two-run homer off Hoby Milner in the sixth, but the Angels bullpen didn’t allow another hit. Mike Mayers got six outs to earn his first save of the season and the second of his five-year major league career.
The home finale was one of the last milestones in another disappointing year for the Angels, whose streak of five straight losing seasons is the franchise’s longest such stretch since the…