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Angels' big seventh inning backs Andrew Heaney's strong season debut


Texas starter Ariel Jurado limited the Angels to one run and five hits through six innings but was pulled in favor of left-hander Jeffrey Springs after allowing a one-out single to David Fletcher in the seventh.


Jared Walsh doubled to center field, putting runners on second and third, and Luis Rengifo squibbed a grounder off the glove of diving first baseman Logan Forsythe for a two-run single that cut the deficit to 5-3.


Shohei Ohtani’s sacrifice fly tied the score 5-5, and Trout took third when center fielder Danny Santana’s throw got by the cutoff man for an error.


But Heaney left a 92-mph sinking fastball middle-in to Choo, who lined the 2-and-1 pitch over the right-field wall for his ninth homer to lead off the fourth inning.


Two batters later, Pence got a green light on a 3-and-0 pitch and drove a 92-mph fastball on the outside corner for an opposite-field homer to right, his 11th of the season, to give the Rangers a 2-1 lead.


Texas scored three runs off Cole, a rally that began with Rengifo, the Angels’ shortstop, overthrowing first on Andrus’ one-out grounder for a two-base error.






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