Rangers’ Offense Leads to Series Win

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Rangers 5, Mariners 3

 

ARLINGTON, Texas, Aug 14 — The Texas Rangers‘ offense came to life on Sunday afternoon to beat the Seattle Mariners by a final score of 5–3. With this win, the Rangers should be able to rest a bit easier on Sunday night. No matter who you play for, taking two out of three from the Mariners is no easy task in 2022. In their last ten meetings with Seattle, the Rangers are 2–8. This includes two sweeps at the hands of Seattle since early July.

In this game, Adolis Garcia and Nathaniel Lowe both had key RBI hits to lift the Rangers to a very satisfying win on Sunday at Globe Life Field. Up next on the Rangers’ schedule is a four-game series against the visiting Oakland A’s. The first game of that series is on Monday evening at 7:05 PM Central. James Kaprielian (3–6, 4.38 ERA) will be the starting pitcher for Oakland. On the other side, the Rangers will turn to right-hander Glenn Otto (4–8, 5.20 ERA) to take the hill.

 

 

Mariners’ Offense

The Mariners got on the board in the top of the second inning. Shortstop J.P. Crawford crossed the plate on an RBI single by left-fielder Sam Haggerty. They scored their second run of the afternoon on a single to left field by Mitch Haniger in the top of the fifth inning. This drove in second baseman Dylan Moore. In the top of the sixth inning, Mariners centerfielder Julio Rodriguez reached base on a fielding error by Rangers shortstop Corey Seager. Crawford scored his second run of the afternoon on this play.

 

 

Rangers’ Offense

The Rangers’ offense got off to a nice start in the bottom of the fourth inning. They jumped out to a 2–1 lead on a single to left field by centerfielder Bubba Thompson. This base hit drove in first baseman Nathaniel Lowe. Their next run broke a 2–2 tie in the bottom of the fifth inning. A wild pitch by Mariners starter Logan Gilbert brought in Seager from third base.

The score would stay tied 3–3 until the bottom of the seventh inning. Seager scored once again. This time, it was an RBI single to centerfield by Adolis Garcia. With that single, Garcia stretched his current hitting streak to 11 games. It was also his 73rd RBI of the year. Lowe was next up to the plate. He promptly drove in Garcia for his 20th RBI of the year to make it 5–3 Rangers. This Rangers offense was definitely a big factor in this win on Sunday afternoon.

 

 

Pitching Notes

Left-hander Martin Perez got the start for Texas in this game. The Rangers’ offense was what really stood out in this game, but there was still some decent pitching on display. Over six innings, Perez surrendered three runs (one earned) on four hits. He walked five, struck out seven, and didn’t give up any home runs. As a matter of fact, there were no home runs hit by either team in this contest.

Perez got a no-decision in his weekend outing. On a rare three-pitcher night for the Rangers, Josh Sborz came in to pitch in the seventh inning. He pitched two innings. He walked one, struck out five, and earned the winning decision. His record for the 2022 season now sits at 1–0, with an ERA of 4.91. Jose Leclerc came in to pitch in the ninth inning, and took home hist fist save in two years. He pitched a perfect frame, and had one strikeout.

 

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Players Mentioned:

Adolis Garcia, Nathaniel LoweJames Kaprielian, Glenn Otto, J.P. Crawford, Sam Haggerty, Mitch Haniger, Dylan Moore, Julio Rodriguez, Corey Seager, Bubba Thompson, Logan Gilbert, Martin Perez, Josh Sborz, Jose Leclerc