It was a long shot to begin with but the Rangers of all teams eliminated the Angels from playoff contention. With the collapse of the Red Sox, the Angels actually had a shot at the Wild Card but no longer because they fell to the Rangers tonight.
Dan Haren was good but not good enough and he fell to 16-10. He gave up four runs (three earned) on nine hits and one walk with eight strikeouts in eight innings. Rich Thompson got into trouble in the ninth but he pitched out of it and didn’t allow a run.
Erik Aybar went two for three with a run. Mike Trout went one for three with an RBI and a walk.
The loss puts the Angels at 86-74 on the season. That’s eight back of the Rangers in a season where the Angels should have done better.
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