Rangers outlast Angels 3-2 in 13 innings when Lowe gets hit by pitch

ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 18: Nathaniel Lowe #30 of the Texas Rangers celebrates with teammate Josh Smith #8 after Lowe was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to win the game against the Los Angeles Angels in the 13th inning at Globe Life Field on May 18

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Nathaniel Lowe was hit by a pitch from Carson Fulmer with the bases loaded in the 13th inning, forcing home the winning run as the Texas Rangers outlasted the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 on Saturday night.

Lowe tied the score with a sacrifice fly in the eighth. Adolis García homered in the sixth for the Rangers (24-23), who won for the third time in 10 games. The defending World Series champions have never been under .500 since Bruce Bochy took over as manager before last season.

Taylor Ward and Jo Adell homered for the Angels, who went 0 for 18 with runners in scoring position — including 0 for 10 in extra innings. They left 11 on base overall.


Fulmer (0-2) gave up a leadoff single to pinch-hitter Ezequiel Duran in the 13th, sending automatic runner Travis Jankowksi from second base to third. Marcus Semien lined out to third, and the Angels intentionally walked Corey Seager to load the bases. That brought up Lowe, who was plunked by Fulmer’s next pitch.

Yerry Rodríguez (1-0) pitched two hitless innings for his first major league win.

Texas trailed 2-1 in the eighth before Semien drew a one-out walk, advanced to third on Seager’s single and scored on a sacrifice fly by Lowe.


Rangers right-hander Kumar Rocker, the third overall pick in the 2022 amateur draft, threw a bullpen that came four days before the one-year anniversary of his Tommy John surgery. The team wanted to get a biomechanical update on Rocker via the motion capture system available on the game mound.


RHP Michael Lorenzen (2-2, 3.75 ERA), who made 18 starts for the Angels in 2022, pitches Sunday for Texas against Angels RHP Jose Soriano (1-4, 3.72) in the series finale.