ARLINGTON, Texas, USA — Max Scherzer allowed just one single to the infield and struck out a season-high 11 batters in seven innings to earn his third start with the Rangers. Texas shut out the Los Angeles Angels 12-0 on Monday.
Marcus Siemian had two hits and a season-high five RBIs, including a three-run homer in the seventh. Three batters later, Adolis Garcia hit a two-run homer and increased his RBI total to 91 to extend his lead in the American League.
Scherzer’s strikeouts included Angels star Shohei Ohtani’s first two games.
Mike Moustakas led off the Angels’ second inning with a groundout to second baseman Marcus Semien.
Scherzer allowed only one out to Hunter Renfrow in the second inning. Matt Theis hit into a double play, and Scherzer then retired the last 16 batters he faced.
For the Angels, Venezuelan Luis Renguefio is 3-0.
For the Rangers, Cuba’s Adolis Garcia went 3-1 with two runs scored and two RBIs, while JP Martinez went 4-2 with three runs scored and one RBI. The Dominicans’ Ezequiel Duran scored a 4-0 run, while Leodi Taveras made it 4-2 against RBI.