Rangers help Ohtani’s MVP case with 2-1 loss to Angels
Aug 21, 2020; Seattle, Washington, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Kolby Allard (39) throws against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning at T-Mobile Park. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Rangers scored one run but the Anaheim Angels scored two runs.

There’s no shame in losing to the expected league MVP, I guess. Still, with Anaheim held to just a couple of runs, Texas had a great chance to pin a loss on the hated Angels but the bats could only muster six hits and had an 0-for-the evening with runners in scoring position.

After a win the opener, the Rangers have dropped the next two games in this series which means they’ll be looking to salvage a split in tomorrow afternoon’s finale.

Player of the Game: A surprise to no one, the Rangers didn’t get much going at the plate against the American League MVP in waiting Shohei Ohtani, but a pleasant surprise was Texas starter Kolby Allard matching him nearly zero for zero.