Cron went deep for the third straight game, helping the Angels pull within five games of
Shoemaker (5-1) allowed a run and eight hits in 7 2-3 innings with six strikeouts and two walks. The only run against the 27-year-old right-hander came in the sixth, when his attempted pickoff throw to first hit
Darvish (7-4) allowed five runs and five hits through six innings, striking out nine and issuing four walks — three of them to No. 7 hitter
This was the fourth time in 75 major league starts that Darvish allowed two homers in one inning — and the third time against the Angels. He came in 7-1 with a 3.82 ERA in 11 starts against the Halos, including six straight victories.
The injury-decimated Rangers remain a season-worst 11 1/2 games behind Oakland after losing for the fifth straight time and 10th time in their last 14.
The play that resulted in Washington's second ejection of the season began when Martin charged
Darvish alertly backed up the play and threw to Gimenez for the tag on Calhoun, who tried to score all the way from first. But Gimenez took the throw while standing in front of the dish, leaving Calhoun no clear path. And according to the new rules instituted this season by
So when Angels manager
Washington, who lost