Ohtani hits 15th HR in 6-run 4th, Angels defeat Rangers 11-5

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani hit his 15th homer during a six-run burst, Andrew Heaney got his first win in eight weeks and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Texas Rangers 11-5 Tuesday night.

Ohtani scorched a cutter by Brett de Geus down the right-field line for a three-run shot to give the Angels a 9-1 lead in the fourth inning. The ball had a 117 mph exit velocity off Ohtani's bat — the hardest-hit homer by an Angels player since MLB Statcast started in 2015.

Ohtani is one behind Toronto's Vladimir Guerrero Jr. for the major league lead in home runs.

Justin Upton and Jared Walsh also went deep for the Angels, who had their seventh game this season when they homered at least three times. Upton had his first career leadoff homer and Walsh added a two-run shot in the second inning that narrowly cleared the short wall in right.

Walsh had two hits and three RBIs while Upton added two hits and two RBIs as the Angels matched their highest-scoring game of the season.

Texas rookie Adolis García continued his hot May with a two-run drive in the sixth. He's hit 10 homers this month, including four in four games.

Heaney (2-3) went 5 2/3 innings and allowed three runs on four hits. The right-hander — who got his first victory since April 9 against Toronto — did not allow a hit until the fourth inning. He had four walks, including one to Nick Solak in the fourth that led to Texas' first run, and five strikeouts

Texas starter Hyeon-jong Yang (0-2) had allowed two or fewer runs in his first two major league starts, but struggled in his first matchup against a team that had previously seen him.

The 33-year old Korean left-hander, who gave up two runs in 4 1/3 innings of relief in his big league debut on April 26 against the Angels, retired the side in order just once in his 3 1/3 innings. He was tagged for seven runs on five hits with three walks.

WEB GEMS

Both right fielders made diving catches to prevent hits. Los Angeles' Taylor Ward snagged a sinking liner by David Dahl during the second inning. Dahl then returned the favor in the fifth inning when he made a sliding grab on a ball hit by Ward.

RECORD BOOKS

Garcia's 10 homers in May are tied for the most by a rookie in a calendar month in Rangers history (Dave Hostetler also had 10 in June 1982). His 15 to this point are second by a Texas rookie before the All-Star break, trailing only Pete Incaviglia's 16 in 1986.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rangers: Dahl left the game with rib cage soreness after running into the wall in foul ground during the seventh inning. ... Kolby Allard could start Thursday's game at Seattle after Kyle Gibson was placed on the injured list due to a right groin strain.

Angels: Jose Iglesias left during the fifth inning with a left hamstring cramp after hitting a double. ... RHP Chris Rodriguez (right shoulder inflammation) threw a bullpen session before Tuesday's game and could be activated during this weekend's series at Oakland. ... C Max Stassi (concussion) is expected to go on a rehab assignment, but could return to the lineup next week.

UP NEXT

The Angels wrap up their 10-game homestand with an afternoon game. Los Angeles right-hander Griffin Canning (3-3, 5.56 ERA) is 1-2 in four games (three starts) against Texas. Rangers right-hander Dane Dunning (2-3, 3.74 ERA) leads AL rookies in strikeouts with 48.

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Joe Reedy, The Associated Press