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Marcus Stroman was chased from the game early on Thursday by the Texas Rangers, giving up seven runs and seven hits and two walks while striking out five.
Carlos Martinez allowed two earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out four batters through six innings during Thursday's loss to Philadelphia. The loss was his sixth of the season and brings his overall record to 6-6.
General manager Billy Eppler said Matt Shoemaker (forearm) underwent an MRI on Saturday that showed no structural damage, according to Angels beat writer Maria Guardado. He is flying back to Los Angeles on Friday to be re-evaluated.
Charlie Blackmon went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs in Thursday's loss to Arizona. The home run was his 16th of the season.
Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a home run in Thursday's blowout loss to the Chicago Cubs. The home run was his 20th of the season and puts him just three away from his previous career high of 23 in a season.
Joe Biagini gave up four runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out five over 5 2/3 innings on Wednesday, but that was enough to earn him his second win of the season. His ERA is now 4.45.
Roberto Osuna walked one and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning to record his 19th save of the season in Wednesday's win over the Rangers.
Edwin Diaz gave up a solo homer and a single in the ninth inning Wednesday against Detroit, but he managed to hold on and get three outs for his 12th save. His ERA now sits at 3.34.
James Paxton gave up nine hits and three earned runs over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Tigers on Wednesday, striking out eight and walking two.
Cole Hamels threw 81 pitches over 5 2/3 innings in a rehab start for Double-A Frisco on Wednesday, according to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He only allowed one run and, assuming a bullpen session over the weekend goes well, he could return and start for the Rangers early next week.
Amir Garrett lasted just 3 2/3 innings against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday, giving up six runs on five hits and four walks while striking out three. Tuesday was the fourth consecutive decision lost by Garret, who has not won a game since the beginning of May.