The Texas Rangers (13-23) lost three of four against the Boston Red Sox (25-9) over the weekend at Globe Life Park.
Shortstop Jurickson Profar used his first triple of the season to drive in a run in game one before third baseman Renato Nuñez hit a sacrifice fly in the second baseman. Right fielder Nomar Mazara hit a RBI double, his fifth, in the third. In the fourth, left fielder Ryan Rua hit a RBI single before second baseman Isiah Kiner-Falefa earned a RBI walk. Later in the inning, Rua scored on a wild pitch before Mazara hit a three-run home run, his sixth. Finally, catcher Robinson Chirinos hit a RBI double, his sixth, in the seventh. Texas won 11-5.
Lefty Mike Minor pitched six innings, allowed three runs, walked three and struck out four while he earned his third win. Then, two relievers combined for three innings of two-run ball after Minor’s start.
Mazara drove in the lone Ranger run of game two with a solo home run, his seventh, in the fourth. Texas lost 5-1.
Starter Bartolo Colon pitched seven innings of four-run ball and struck out four before two relievers each pitched an inning.
First baseman Joey Gallo started game three with solo home run, his 11th, in the second before center fielder Delino DeShields hit a three-run home run, his third, in the fifth. In the sixth, Gallo hit another solo home run, his 12th. Texas lost 6-5.
Ace Cole Hamels pitched six innings, allowed three runs, two earned, walked two and struck out five before four relievers followed his start.
The Rangers were quite in the series finale until Rua hit a solo home run, his second, in the seventh. Texas lost 6-1.
Starter Doug Fister allowed six runs in 6 1/3 innings of work, walked two and struck out five. Then, two relievers combined for 2 2/3 scoreless innings and two strikeouts.
The Rangers will finish its seven-game homestand with a three-game series against the Detroit Tigers (14-19).
These games can be heard on:
Monday- 107.9 Tulsa at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday- Franchise 2, 1560 AM at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday- Franchise 2, 1560 AM at 12:30 p.m.