The Texas Rangers (17-27) split a two-game series against the Seattle Mariners (24-18) at Safeco Field.
Third baseman Isiah Kiner-Falefa’s started the series opener with a sacrifice bunt resulted in a run because of a throwing error before catcher Robinson Chirinos hit a RBI single in the second inning. In the sixth, left fielder Joey Gallo hit a solo home run, his 13th, before second baseman Rougned Odor hit a RBI double, his third, and Chirinos hit a RBI single. Two innings later, first baseman Ronald Guzman hit a RBI single before Gallo hit a RBI ground out in the ninth. Texas lost 9-8.
Lefty Mike Minor pitched 3 1/3 innings, allowed six runs, walked two and struck out five. Five relievers followed Minor’s start.
The Rangers were held scoreless in the series finale before center fielder Delino DeShields hit a RBI double, his fifth. In the ninth, two runs scored as Guzman struck out before DeShields walked with the bases loaded. Finally, designated hitter Shin-Soo Choo hit a RBI single. Texas won 5-1.
Starter Bartolo Colon pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings, which included three strikeouts. Three relievers followed Colon’s quality start to seal the series split.
Texas will conclude its nine-game road trip with a four-game series at Guaranteed Rate Field against the Chicago White Sox (10-29).
These games can be heard on:
Thursday- 107.9 Tulsa at 6:30 p.m.
Friday- 107.9 Tulsa at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday- 107.9 Tulsa at 5:30 p.m.
Sunday- 107.9 Tulsa at 12:30 p.m.