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.
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!
The Texas showdown series between the Houston Astros (29-33 3rd AL West) and the Texas Rangers (37-23 1st AL West) came to a close last night with the Rangers taking the series three games to one and nine of their last 10 meetings.
SS Carlos Correa left the game in the fifth inning with a sprained ankle but is not expected to be put on the DL.
“Luckily, so far, the evaluation’s been as positive as we could expect,” Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. “At this point we’re optimistic.”
Martin Perez (5-4, .322 ERA) took the mound for the Rangers and pitched six solid innings giving up two runs in the third. LHP Jake Diekman closed the game and picked up his first career save of the season.
The Rangers hit the road for a series’ against the Mariners, Athletics and the Cardinals before returning home on the 20th for a makeup game with the Orioles followed by a 4 game series against the Boston Red Sox. Plenty of great seats are still available so secure yours today!
The bats of Josh Hamilton came to life Sunday evening complimenting a most dominant performance from Martin Perez. Perez limited an explosive Giants team to just one hit in eight innings. In the sixth, Hamilton blasted a homer to give the Rangers a 2-1 lead and the game.
“That was fun to do today,” Rangers catcher Chris Gimenez said. “It made my life easy. Every time I called a pitch, it was just right there.”
The Rangers have little time to celebrate as they meet the Astros tonight for the first of a three game stand. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available, so be sure to get yours today!
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!