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Rangers Lose Final Series Of Homestand, Travel To Oakland To Start Road Trip

Rangers Lose Final Series Of Homestand, Travel To Oakland To Start Road Trip

The Texas Rangers (61-79) lost two of three against the Los Angeles Angels (68-72) at Globe Life Park.

 

First baseman Joey Gallo drove in the Ranger’s lone run in the series opener with a RBI double, his 21st, in the seventh. Texas lost 3-1.

 

Six pitchers combined to allow three runs, three walks and struck out seven in nine innings.

 

Shortstop Elvis Andrus started the Ranger’s offense in game two with a solo home run, his sixth, before third baseman Adrian Beltre hit a solo home run, his ninth, in the fourth. Finally, right fielder Nomar Mazara hit a two-run double, his 21st, in the fifth. Texas won 4-2.

 

Lefty Mike Minor allowed two runs, a walk and struck out seven in five innings to earn his 11th win. Then, three relievers each earned a hold in a scoreless inning before closer Jose Leclerc struck out two in a scoreless ninth to earn his ninth save.

 

Beltre scored Texas’ offense in the series finale with a two-run home run, his 10th, in the sixth before Mazara hit a RBI single in the eighth. Texas lost 9-3.

 

Starter Bartolo Colon allowed five runs, four earned, a walk and struck out three in four innings. Then, the bullpen allowed four runs, two walks and struck out three in five innings.

 

Texas wil start a nine-game road trip with a three-game series against the Oakland Athletics (84-57) at the Oakland Coliseum.

 

These games can be heard on:

Friday- N/A

 

Saturday- N/A

 

Sunday- 107.9 Tulsa at 2:30 p.m.

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