ARLINGTON -- The Rangers strung together an impressive 14 wins in a row with Cole Hamels on the mound, but their ace couldn't string together enough strikes Sunday, and the streak went astray in a 9-6 loss to the Angels.
Hamels walked four, including the game's first batter and three more in a troublesome fifth inning in which he threw 36 pitches and only 17 strikes. Three of the six Angels who reached base against Hamels in that inning scored, and the lefty did not pitch into the sixth inning for the first time in 17 starts as a Ranger.
Dave Sessions is a contributor to MLB.com and covered the Rangers on Sunday. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.