Santiago, Angels bounce back for 7-0 win over Rangers

Mike Trout, Gary DiSarcina
Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout, right, is congratulated by third base coach Gary DiSarcina after hitting a home run against the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout snapped a career-worst 27-game home run drought, Hector Santiago pitched six innings of one-hit ball for his first victory in seven weeks and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Texas Rangers 7-0 Sunday to give manager Mike Scioscia his 1,400th regular-season win.

Scioscia, who has guided the Angels to six AL West championships and a World Series title during his 16 seasons in the job, surpassed Wilbert Robertson for 27th place on the career win list and became the 10th manager to reach 1,400 victories with one club.

A one-out double in the second inning by Rougned Odor was the Rangers’ only hit against the effectively wild Santiago (7-9), who issued a career-high six walks and struck out three.

Shin-Soo Choo’s infield single in the eighth against Mike Morin was the only other hit by the Rangers, who were shut out for the ninth time. It was the 12th shutout by the Angels’ staff.

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