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Angels unable to deliver in the clutch, fall to Rangers

It just wasn’t their day at the plate

Los Angeles Angels v Texas Rangers Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

If you were to check the score and see that the Angels lost 6-1, you’d likely think that the bats had a very quiet night. Well, that’s technically true.

For the game, the Angels actually had 10 hits. They had more hits than the Rangers, who they lost to by five runs. It’s rare you see a team outhit the other when they lose by five runs. The reason for the loss on Tuesday night was LA’s inability to hit with runners in scoring position.

They were 2-for-11 with runners in scoring position and stranded nine runners on base. The lone run from the Angels came in the second inning after Albert Pujols singled in Jared Walsh. Aside from that, the Angels struggled to deliver.

Here are all the different ways the Angels stranded runners:

1st inning - Runner on second with no outs / 0 runs

3rd inning - Runner on second with two outs / 0 runs

5th inning - Runners on first and second with no outs / 0 runs

The chances were there all night, the Angels just couldn’t capitalize.

Yet again, it was a rough outing for Jose Quintana, who continues to struggle to begin his Angels tenure. He lasted only 3 13 innings, allowing five runs on six hits. Quintana has failed to go more than five innings in any of his starts this season. In 13 13 innings he’s allowed 17 runs to score on 18 hits. Not ideal so far, to say the least.

Tuesday particulars

WP: Mike Foltynewicz (1-3) 5 13 IP, 8 H, 1 ER

LP: Jose Quintana (0-2) 3 13 IP, 5 ER, 2 SO

HR: Nike Solak (2) Joey Gallo (2)

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