WP: Tyler Skaggs (5-5) / LP: Scott Baker (0-3) / S: Joe Smith (15)
Everyone stuck together to complete the sweep. Early in the game, Mike Trout delivered three runs with a double to clear the bases. Fast forward to when things were tied at 4-4 in the fourth inning and Trout delivered another double to give the Halos the lead. From there, the team did not wait for the Rangers to push back and the runs just kept coming in. David Freese, Efren Navarro, Josh Hamilton, Albert Pujols, and Chris Iannetta all contributed with runs batted in. Texas' offense never took back the leader after the first inning despite totaling seven runs.
The pitching performance from both starters was disappointing. Tyler Skaggs amassed six earned runs with seven hits in five innings. Not that good, Tyler. And Rangers starting pitcher Scott Baker was clobbered around in four innings with nine hits. The Texas bullpen continued to bleed runs while the Halos allowed just one more after Skaggs had left the game.
That is all she wrote for now, folks. Competitive play resumes later in the week.