They finish at 88-74 this season.
The Angels had high hopes for 2015 after winning 98 games previous year, but they came up one game short of returning to the playoffs, winning 85 games.
Texas, which blew a four-run lead in the ninth inning Saturday, provided Hamels all the insurance he’d need by blowing the game open with seven run in the seventh inning off the Angels’ bullpen in a 37-minute 1/2 inning. There’s no surprise in their other top pitchers either, they were good or even better previous year and the only surprise with Trout is that he is probably going to lose the MVP to Josh Donaldson, not fight in a dead heat with Miguel Cabrera.
The Rangers clinched no worse than a wild card with their 5-3 win in the opener of the four-game series Thursday night before the Angels won the next two games with ninth-inning rallies. But because the Astros lost 5-3 to the Arizona Diamondbacks, the AL Wild Card game will be played at Yankee Stadium. With that loss, the Angels were bounced out of postseason play as the Houston Astros took the last American League wildcard position.
“That is a great comeback”. “What I really like is win or lose, the dugout’s loose, the guys were playing aggressive”.
“We’d love to do this in front of our fans”, said Rizzo. We gave ourselves a chance.
Giavotello finished with three hits and three RBIs.
Elvis Andrus remained on the ground with his face in the dirt after sliding past second base and being tagged for the final out.
6 Division titles for the Texas Rangers, including three West titles since 2010.
Arrieta went 3-1 with an 0.75 ERA in five starts against the Pirates this year.
“It’s thoroughly disappointing what just transpired”, Rangers starter Colby Lewis said. We have to come out tomorrow and win another baseball game. We didn’t think they would….
Mets 1, Nationals 0 • Jacob deGrom looked sharp in his abbreviated playoff tuneup, and New York finally scored on Curtis Granderson’s eighth-inning homer to beat visiting Washington. Reliever Tanner Scheppers, who hasn’t pitched since September 28, said he’s going to Arizona to pitch. “He was our guy today”, Banister said. That didn’t make him feel any better after Sunday’s loss. After the Angels took out Garrett Richards, the Rangers scored six runs off the Angels bullpen in the 7th.
The Rangers acquired Hamels from the Phillies in a trade at the deadline along with reliever Jake Diekman, sending Matt Harrison and five minor leaguers to Philadelphia.
Anthony Gose, Tyler Collins and Daniel Norris led the Detroit Tigers to a 6-0 win over the Chicago White Sox. The Dodgers hurler tossed eight innings of one-run ball in a 2-1 win against the Padres.
Both starting pitchers gave up five runs and left in the fifth without recording an out. Kershaw allowed 2 hits and no walks on 60 pitches over 3 2/3 scoreless innings.