Rangers hoping to repeat victory over Red Sox

After the Boston Red Sox (45-38 AL East)  pummeled the Texas Rangers (53-32, 1st AL West) 12-5 on the 4th of July, the Rangers bounced back last night for a 7-2 win after an explosive ninth inning and look to take the series tonight before heading back home for a rematch against the Minnesota Twins.  The Rangers snapped a three game losing streak.

“It was good to have a win tonight,” Robinson Chirinos said. “We haven’t played well the past few days, but we did tonight. We pitched good and hit. A team win … everybody pulled a little bit to win the game.”

In the rubber match, the Rangers will send out SP Martin Perez (7-4, 3.39 ERA) who will go up against Steven Wright (9-5, 2.42 ERA).  Perez last played against the Twins on Wednesday, giving up two runs over seven innings and is 6-0 in his last eight starts.

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Tickets for the Twins rematch are available now so be sure to grab yours and help cheer on your Rangers over the Twins beginning tomorrow!

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Rangers finish off Reds, await Red Sox

The Texas Rangers (47-26, 1st AL West) bounced back from an 8-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday night with a 6-4 win last night in the rubber match led by Cole Hamels who is now 10-1 against the Reds.  Hamels struck out eight, allowing only one run in six innings.

“No matter how you do it, no matter how well it looked on paper, we’re getting the job done. It’s about getting the [win],” Hamels said. “We’re playing as a team. No one in this clubhouse is trying to do more than what they’re capable of doing. No one is trying to be selfish. Probably the most positive vibes I’ve experienced day in and day out.”

The Rangers have little time to celebrate as they await the return of the Boston Red Sox (40-32, 2nd AL East) to Arlington.  Starting for the Rangers will be Nick Martinez (1-1, 5.14 ERA) who will be going up against Red Sox lefty David Price (8-4, 4.24 ERA).

The game kicks off at 7:05 tonight at Globe Life Park.  Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Texas Rangers!

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Rangers look to take Game 3 after win last night

It wasn’t pretty, but the Texas Rangers wrested away a win from the Boston Red Sox last night in a 2-1 game where pitcher Phil Klein earned his first Major League win as a starter.  The game was capped off with a Robinson Chirinos solo home run at Fenway Park.  Meanwhile, reliever Shawn Tolleson picked up his first Major League Save.  Tolleson worked around a one-out double.

“That was a great game. … A fun one to win,” Tolleson said.

Tickets for tonight’s Game 3 are still available.  Be sure to get your Rangers tickets and help cheer the team while on the road.

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Rangers even up on Red Sox

The Texas Rangers follow up a victory in the 2nd of a three game stand against the defending champion Boston Red Sox today at 3 pm.  Last night, the Rangers pounded out a 10-7 win over the Sox who took game one 1-5 on Monday.

Pitcher Martin Perez collected his first victory after going 6 1/3 innings, allowing four runs on eight hits, three walks and three strikeouts.  The most impressive thing was that he was able to ground five double plays, the second most behind Matt Harrison.

“A pitcher’s best friend and he was able to use it tonight,” Rangers manager Ron Washington said of the double plays. “You don’t want it to happen all the time like that, but he was able to take advantage of it tonight. He really threw the ball well.”

The Rangers come back home to face the Houston Astros in a three game home stand.  Great seats and tickets are still available so get yours now!