Shohei Ohtani shone on the mound and at the plate, Mickey Moniak delivered the tying hit and the go-ahead home run, and the Los Angeles Angels held on to beat the Texas Rangers 5-3 on Thursday in Arlington, Texas.

The Angels won three of four in the series against the first-place Rangers, making the case that they are legitimate AL West contenders. Los Angeles is in third place in the division, 4½ games behind Texas.

Ohtani (6-2) allowed six hits while walking one and striking out three and left the mound with his team leading 3-2. He helped his own cause with a two-run homer in the eighth inning, which also tied him for the MLB lead with 22.