Duran rallies Rangers past Angels despite immaculate inning

by | Jul 31, 2022 | Sports

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Ezequiel Duran hit a three-run double in the ninth inning as the Texas Rangers beat the Angels 5-2 Sunday despite Los Angeles starter Reid Detmers throwing an immaculate inning.Texas took three of four from the Angels and went 5-6 on its season-high, 11-game road trip.Detmers became the first pitcher in seven years with a no-hitter and an immaculate inning in the same season, achieving the latter during the second inning when he struck out Duran, Kole Calhoun and Charlie Culberson on nine pitches. It is the fourth immaculate inning in the majors this year and the 109th in baseball’s recorded history.Shohei Ohtani and Brandon Marsh had two hits apiece for the Angels, who dropped three of four and went 6-18 in July.The Rangers got their first three aboard in the ninth on Leody Taveras’ base hit and Jose Quijada (0-3) issuing walks to Jonah Heim and Adolis Garcia. Duran then cleared the bases with a double to the right-center field gap off Raisel Iglesias.Brock Burke (5-2) came on in relief of starter Dane Dunning and pitched two scoreless innings. Jonathan Hernandez retired the side in the ninth for his first major league save.Detmers went seven innings and struck out a career-high 12 while allowing two runs, one ea …

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