Rangers 4, Rockies 3
ARLINGTON, Texas, August 31 – The Texas Rangers have won three in a row. After their series finale win over the Houston Astros on Sunday, the Rangers have taken two from the Colorado Rockies. As Yogi Berra would say, it was like deja vu all over again. Incidentally, the last two games had the exact same result. They both had a final score of 4-3 in favor of the Texas Rangers. Here is a look at their latest win on Tuesday night at Globe Life Field.
More Home Runs
On Monday night, these two teams combined for five home runs. Texas Rangers first baseman Nathaniel Lowe added to that total on Tuesday in the bottom of the second inning. It was his 14th of the year, and it was of the solo shot variety. With the score still 1-0 in the top of the third, Sam Hilliard got Colorado on the board with a home run of his own. This tied the score at one run apiece.
The slugfest would cease for a little while after that. Lowe drove in the Rangers’ second run in the bottom of the third. He singled to left field. This drove in Adolis Garcia. Then in the bottom of the fourth, Leody Taveras hit his second homer of the year. He hit his first the previous night. Texas scored their final run in the bottom of the fifth. Garcia scored again. This time on a groundout by Nick Solak.
Colorado Answers Back
Rockies first baseman C.J. Cron hit his 25th blast of the year in the top of the seventh inning. This brought Colorado to within two runs. Ryan McMahon was responsible for Colorado’s final run of the night. It came on his 20th home run of the season. For a moment, it looked like they would mount a comeback, but the deck didn’t stack in their favor. Rangers fans, however, will take their modest three-game winning streak and put it somewhere safe. Hopefully, they can add to it in Wednesday’s series finale.
Quality Start for Lyles
Rangers right-hander Jordan Lyles improved to 7-11 on the year on Tuesday. He went 6.2 innings. He gave up three runs, all of them earned, on six hits. Those three runs all came on the long ball. He also walked one and struck out seven. Spencer Patton got the save for Texas, his second of the year. On the other side, Austin Gomber took the loss for the Rockies. He is now 9-9. He pitched 4.1 innings, giving up all four of the Rangers’ runs. They came on four hits, two of them being home runs. He walked six and struck out two.
It’s a getaway day for both of these ball clubs on Wednesday afternoon. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 PM CDT. Left-hander Kyle Freeland will get the start for the Rockies. Meanwhile, Wednesday will see the long-awaited return of righty Kohei Arihara, who is coming off the IL. He was 2-3 on the year with an ERA of 6.59 in 28.2 innings before getting injured.
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