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!

Rangers at home this week; face Cards/Astros

Ogando retires nine, leaves with injury

AL West leading Texas Rangers are having to deal with even more injuries after Alexi Ogando, who was filling in for the injured Derek Holland (who was placed on the DL Thursday) pulled a groin running out a bunt play in the 4th inning.  Ogando, who faced nine batters and retired them all, was replaced by three releivers.

“Right now it feels pretty bad,” Ogando, who is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday, told reporters. “I feel bad because of the situation we’re in, but that’s something that happens in baseball.”

The Rangers will take their game on the road to face the Arizona Diamondbacks during the week and the Houston Astros over the weekend with RHP Colby Lewis, LHP Matt Harrison and Yu Darvish scheduled to take the mound.