Texas Rangers right-hander Spencer Howard hopes to make a strong impression when he makes his team debut in the finale of a four-game series against the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday afternoon in Arlington, Texas. The Rangers acquired Howard and two prospects from the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday in exchange for All-Star right-hander Kyle Gibson and veteran closer Ian Kennedy. "It's really good for me to be here," Howard said shortly after the trade.
Condensed Game: Shohei Ohtani struck out six over six innings and Jack Mayfield hit a solo home run to lead the Angels to a 2-1 win
Jack Mayfield homered for the second straight night and Shohei Ohtani pitched six innings of one-run ball as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Texas Rangers 2-1 on Wednesday in Arlington, Texas. Mayfield had three hits in the No. spot for the Angels, who improved to 4-25 when scoring two runs or fewer this season.