ANAHEIM, California ( Associated Press) — Jose Suarez was left without a perfect game and no lead in the seventh inning, but the Los Angeles Angels beat the Texas Rangers 3-2 on Saturday.
Livan Soto had three hits, one run and the other to give the lead to Los Angeles, who have won six straight to match their best streak of the season.
Shohei Ohtani extended his hitting streak to 16 games with an eighth inning single.
Nathaniel Lowe hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning for Rangers, who nevertheless suffered a fourth consecutive stumble.
Suarez (8-8) scored five runs and retired his first 18 opponents before Marcus Semien took the lead with a single to lead seventh. The Venezuelan left-hander got into more trouble, serving a high slider to Lowe that went into the right-field bleachers to give Rangers a 2–1 lead.
Suarez’s seven innings tied for the highest level of his season. He allowed two runs and a pair of hits, receiving six strikes.
With a pair of runs in the same seventh inning, the Angels took the lead. Fletcher led the innings with a single and hit Kurt Suzuki to move up to second.
Soto then doubled Jonathan Hernandez (2-3) to drive in Fletcher. Matt Thayes was dismissed at number two after a dismissal at the plate, giving Soto a chance to score.
For Rangers, Cuban Adolis Garcia 3-0. Dominican Leodi Tavares 3-0.
For Demondbach, Venezuela’s Luis Rengifo scored 3-0, Soto scored 3-3 and an RBI.