The Texas Rangers (16-26) lost two of three against the Houston Astros (26-16) at Minute Maid Park.
Shortstop Jurickson Profar drove in the lone run of the series opener with a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning. Texas won 1-0.
Ace Cole Hamels pitched six innings of one-hit ball, which included three walks and five strikeouts. Then, three relievers each pitched a perfect innings, including closer Keone Kela for his eighth save.
First baseman Ronald Guzman hit a solo home run, his second, in the third inning for the Ranger’s lone run of game two. Texas lost 6-1.
Starter Doug Fister pitched 6 1/3 innings, allowed three runs, walked three and struck out four before two relievers combined for 1 2/3 innings and three runs allowed, two earned.
The Rangers were held scoreless in the series finale until catcher Carlos Perez hit a solo home run, his first of the season. Texas lost 6-1.
Lefty Matt Moore pitched three innings, allowed three runs, three walks and five strikeouts. Then, three relievers combined for five innings pitched, allowed three runs, two earned, one walk and four strikeouts.
Third baseman Adrian Beltre irritated his left hamstring during a play in the series finale.
The Rangers will continue its nine-game road trip with a two-game series against the Seattle Mariners (22-17) at Safeco Field.
These games can be heard on:
Tuesday- 107.9 Tulsa at 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday- Franchise 2, 1560 AM at 2 p.m.