Andrew Heaney is the last man standing from a starting rotation the Los Angeles Angels hoped to rely on throughout 2018.Heaney will make his team-high 28th start of the season on Saturday night against the visiting Seattle Mariners in the third game of their four-game series at Angel Stadium.He’ll try to get the first win of the series for Los Angeles.Article continues below ...The Angels (73-75) fell 8-2 in the opener on Thursday night Michael Conforto Jersey
, preventing them from climbing over .500 for the first time in four weeks. Seattle (81-46) then shut them out 5-0 on Friday night.The Angels have scored two runs or fewer in five of their past six games.While injuries have decimated the Angels’ starting pitching staff this season, Heaney seems to be getting strongerHeaney (9-9, 3.98 ERA) struck out a career-high 12 batters in his last outing, throwing seven scoreless innings in a 1-0 win against the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.“I think as we continue to see him get his stamina as this year’s progressed, he finished strong,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia told MLB.com after that game. “He might have had some more left in him.”Heaney’s only absence from the rotation was at the beginning of the season, when he missed two starts while recovering from left elbow inflammation.“He got a little setback at the end of spring training, but right now he’s the lone survivor of what we had thought our rotation was going to be,” Scioscia said. “He’s been very strong.”Heaney faced the Mariners twice in July and once in June.In the June outing, the left-hander followed the first complete game of his career with a 5-3 loss to the Mariners in which he retired only nine batters and none of the five he faced in the fourth inning. Heaney gave up five runs and seven hits, and that three-inning start was his shortest since September.He was much better in his next start against the Mariners on July 3, holding them to two earned runs over seven innings but again taking the loss in a 4-1 defeat.Later that month, he faced Seattle for the first time this season at Angel Stadium and allowed three runs over eight innings before the Angels won 4-3 on a walk-off home run by Kole Calhoun in the 10th inning.For his career, Heaney is 1-3 with a 3.78 ERA in six starts against Seattle.The Mariners will send right-hander Erasmo Ramirez to the mound Saturday.In his latest outing http://www.metsfanproshop.com/authentic-jose-reyes-jersey
, Ramirez (2-3, 5.31) tossed five innings before getting a no-decision Sunday. He allowed two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out four in the 3-2 win over the New York Yankees.“He kept grinding through it,” Mariners manager Scott Servais told MLB.com after the win. “It wasn’t his sharpest outing, but he made pitches when he needed to to keep them off the board the best he could.”Ramirez has been terrific in his past two starts, giving up three runs in 10 1/3 innings while lowering his ERA from 6.28 to 5.31.He is 4-2 with a 2.25 ERA in six career starts against the Angels, but has not faced them this season. ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A trifecta for Joey Gallo and Rougned Odor backed an efficient seven innings by Mike Minor as the Texas Rangers won a close game after a pair of lopsided wins.Gallo and Odor both homered for the third straight game, this time in a 3-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night after the Rangers had scored a combined 28 runs to win each of the first two games in the series by at least eight runs.“Both of them are swinging the bat very well, seeing the baseball very well,” manager Jeff Banister said, adding that Odor has been patient at the plate and Gallo has been aggressive in the zone. Gallo hit a scorching liner into the right field seats right after Adrian Beltre started the fourth by reaching on a throwing error by third baseman Renato Nunez. His 29th homer of the season put the Rangers up 2-0 against Baltimore starter Dylan Bundy (7-10).“Getting some pitches to drive, and when he does, he drives them out of the ballpark,” Banister said.“Joey’s been really good at the plate Jeurys Familia Jersey
, too, been really focused,” said Odor, who went deep in the eighth with a towering 445-foot solo shot beyond the Rangers bullpen in right-center for his 13th homer. Minor (8-6) threw 63 of his 86 pitches for strikes over seven innings. A full-time reliever last season for Kansas City after missing two whole seasons because of left shoulder surgery, the lefty struck out six without a walk while allowing one run and four hits. He is 2-0 with a 2.50 ERA his last three starts.“We’ve just kind of mixed it up, all four pitches, instead of two-pitch mix. I threw more curveballs, more changeups in and out, mixed it up pretty well,” Minor said. “I’m getting better with my pitches every week.”Bundy struck out six and walked two in his six innings. He has allowed 27 homers this season, one more than Kansas City’s Jakob Junis for the most in the majors.“I’m not happy about it at all, but it was a little bit better,” Bundy said. “I only left one ball over the plate instead of three it seems like the past two outings.”WITH THE SAVEJose Leclerc, the expected closer after Keone Kela was traded to Pittsburgh earlier this week Mike Piazza Jersey
, worked a perfect ninth for his first save in five chances.SHORT HOPSOrioles DH Mark Trumbo’s RBI single in the seventh was his 1,000th career hit . He is the 31st active player with at least 1,000 hits and 200 homers (214). … Texas SS Elvis Andrus extended the longest active hitting streak in the majors to 15 games with his double in the first. … Texas has won seven of eight overall.HONORING VLADVladimir Guerrero, whose only season with the Rangers was for their first World Series in 2010, was honored in a pregame ceremony after his induction last weekend into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Guerrero threw the ceremonial first pitch to Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, the former Rangers catcher inducted into the Hall of Fame last year.TRAINER’S ROOMOrioles: OF Craig Gentry, out since late June with a left rib fracture, could start a rehab assignment early next week. Showalter said Gentry is ahead of INF Steve Wilkerson (oblique), who initially was also set to start rehab last week. “I don’t know if I’d call it a setback,” Showalter said. “We just don’t want to push it and say well, here’s the schedule. Let’s see what the players’ bodies are telling us.”Rangers: CF Delino DeShields is on MLB’s seven-day concussion disabled list. The Rangers announced the move Saturday, more than three weeks after DeShields banged the back of his head when trying to make a sliding catch in Boston. He had been scratched from Friday’s lineup because of headaches.UP NEXTRight-hander Drew Hutchison will start the series finale for the Rangers a day after agreeing to a major league contract. The Rangers announced his signing in the eighth inning of Saturday night’s game. It will be his first big league start since 2016 with Pittsburgh. He began this season in the Phillies bullpen but was designated for assignment May 31. He rejected an outright assignment, signed a minor league deal with the Dodgers and was with Triple-A Oklahoma City before requesting and being granted his release last Tuesday.