Series with Mariners kicks off tonight
The Cleveland Indians (73-56, 1st AL Central) managed to take game two of their four game stand against the Texas Rangers (77-54, 1st AL West) with an explosive 12-1 victory. They could manage only one score in the following two games. In last night’s 2-1 loss, the Tribe’s Danny Salazar gave up two runs and struck out 10 in 5 1/3 innings.
While the Indians go back home to face the Minnesota Twins, the Rangers will host the Seattle Mariners (68-62,tied 2nd AL West) tonight, the beginning of a three game home stand followed by a three game stand against the Houston Astros (68-62, tied 2nd AL West)
Taking the mound for Texas will be Yu Darvish (4-3, 2.91 ERA) while the Mariners will send out Hisashi Iwakuma (14-9, 3.81 ERA) against the Rangers. Tickets for tonight’s game and all games are still available so be sure to grabs yours today and be a part of Texas Rangers History!
The Texas Rangers opened a four game home stand against the Minnesota Twins last night and the Twins got off to a fast start putting up four runs in the first two innings against Chi Chi Gonzalez who went 4 2/3rds innings tossing out 124 pitches in the process.
“I’ve been in this situation before,” Rangers manager Jeff Banister said. “Stomping my foot, screaming and yelling, is not going to work. There are a number of messages that need to be sent, but the bottom line is we’ve got to be better. We have to be better. It all starts with starting pitching. If you work behind and give up runs, it makes it challenging.”
From the time Gonzalez left the mound, there were three other pitchers used, Cesar Ramos, Shawn Tolleson and outfielder Jared Hoying pitched the ninth inning.
“This is the first time in this stretch we’re in that we weren’t able to score any runs,” Banister said.
The Rangers had eight batters reach base in the first four innings but could not manage to score.
The Rangers continue the series with game two scheduled for tonight, game three for Saturday and game four on Sunday. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Texas Rangers!!
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!
The Texas Rangers were hoping that the confines of Globe Life Park would help to end this series against the Toronto Blue Jays but the Jays had other thoughts and came into the game with a pitching plan. Enter Marco Estrada, who has quietly picked up 13 wins this season for the Blue Jays. Estrada helped guide the team to a strong 5-1 victory.
“He’s been so big for us this year, and we need to be confident; this is our last straw right here,” Toronto Manager John Gibbons said before the game. “I expect he’s going to go out there and have a heck of a ball game.
And a heck of a game he did have, pitching 6 1/3rd innings with only one run off of five hits, he struck out six and walked zero.
. “We knew that we were facing a really good team in the Jays, and their offense is really good,” Adrian Beltre told MLB.Com’s T.R. Sullivan. “Even though we lost the last two games, we’re still confident. We know we have the team to do it, and we’ve gone and won there twice, so why can’t we do it one more time?”
The Rangers will get another shot to close out the series tomorrow on the road as they kick off game five at 4PM. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available for you Ranger Road Warriors. Get yours today and help cheer on your Texas Rangers.