Adolis García’s HR in 8th inning gives Rangers 5-4 victory over Angels and extends win streak to 5

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Adolis García broke out of a 1-for-19 slump with a solo homer in the eighth inning and the Texas Rangers extended their winning streak to a season-high five games, defeating the Los Angeles Angels 5-4 Tuesday night.
The Angels lost for the eighth time in nine games despite two homers and three hits from Logan O’Hoppe.
Los Angeles had a chance to take the lead in the seventh inning. The Angels had the bases loaded with two outs after Anthony Rendon drew a walk off José Leclerc (4-4), but Nolan Schanuel grounded out to first baseman Nathaniel Lowe.
García was batting .115 in July (3 for 26) before he drove a sinker from Luis García (3-1) into the elevated stands in right-center. Despite the struggles at the plate, García has reached base in 17 of his last 18 games.
Josh Smith, a surprise omission off the All-Star Game roster, had three hits, including a home run in the second inning.
Kirby Yates allowed a two-out single to Zach Neto in the ninth, but struck out Jo Adell to earn his 14th save.
After two failed bunt attempts, Smith lined a changeup over the center of the plate from Angels’ starter Roansy Contreras off the auxiliary scoreboard above the wall in right-center. The solo shot also knocked out power to some of the panels on the scoreboard.
It was the second career two-homer game for O’Hoppe. His 14 homers are tied with Lance Parrish for the most by an Angels catcher before the All-Star Game.
Both of O’Hoppe’s solo shots ended up tying the game. His second-inning homer over the left-center wall made it 1-1. In the fourth inning, he lined a fastball from Scherzer that just made it over the outstretched glove of center fielder Leody Taveras knotted it at 4-all.
Texas scored three times in the third to take a 4-1 lead. The Rangers’ first five batters got aboard, including an RBI ground-rule double by Marcus Semien and Smith’s RBI base hit, which ended Contreras’ night. Texas’ other run came on Wyatt Langford’s sacrifice fly, which brought in Semien.
Los Angeles got within 4-3 in the bottom of the inning on Schanuel’s run-scoring double. Schanuel then came home on Taylor Ward’s single to the right field gap and Derek Hill misplaying the ball for an error.
Rangers: C Jonah Heim was scratched from the lineup due to neck stiffness. … RHP Tyler Mahle (right elbow surgery) allowed one hit and struck out two in two innings in a rehab start for Double-A Frisco on Tuesday night. It was Mahle’s second rehab appearance. … RHP Jacob deGrom (right elbow surgery) had a 30-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday.
Rangers RHP Michael Lorenzen (5-4, 3.21 ERA) takes the mound in the series finale. RHP Griffin Canning (3-9, 4.87 ERA) will go for the Angels.