The Texas Rangers (29-44) won two of three against the Colorado Rockies (34-37) at Globe Life Park.
Shortstop Jurickson Profar hit a two-run home run, his seventh, before second baseman Isiah Kiner-Falefa hit a RBI single in the first inning of the series opener. Later in the inning, left fielder Joey Gallo finished the five-run frame with a two-run home run, his 18th. Texas lost 9-5.
Catcher Carlos Perez hit the 10-day disabled list with a sprained right ankle injury. Outfielder Ryan Rua was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock in his place.
Lefty Yohander Mendez allowed six runs, two walks and struck out one in three innings. Then, the bullpen combined for three runs allowed, a walk and struck out five in six innings.
Kiner-Falefa hit a RBI double, his 10th, before catcher Jose Trevino drove in his first-career RBI with his first-career single in the seventh of game two. Then, designated hitter Adrian Beltre hit a two-run triple, his first of the year, before second baseman Rougned Odor drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the eighth. Texas won 5-2.
Lefty Mike Minor threw a quality start, which included two runs allowed, two walks and six strikeouts in seven innings. Then, two relievers combined for two scoreless innings, a walk and three strikeouts, which included closer Keone Kela’s 15th save.
Right fielder Nomar Mazara started the series finale for the Rangers with a RBI single in the fourth. Designated hitter Shin-Soo Choo started a sixth-inning rally with a RBI single before Mazara hit a RBI single and Profar hit a three-run home run, his eighth. In the seventh, Choo and Mazara each hit a RBI ground out before Profar hit a RBI double, his 19th. In the ninth, Kiner-Falefa and Gallo earned RBI walks before Trevino hit a two-run, walk-off single.
Doug Fister was moved to the 60-day disabled list and lefty Brandon Mann was optioned to Round Rock, which allowed righty Yovani Gallardo to be recalled from Round Rock. Shortstop Elvis Andrus looks to return from his elbow injury in the next series.
Gallardo allowed five runs, three walks and struck out four in five innings, which served as his first start of the season. Then, the bullpen combined for seven runs allowed, zero walks and five strikeouts.
The Rangers go back on the road and will face the Kansas City Royals (22-49) in a three-game series at Kauffman Stadium.
These games can be heard on:
Monday- 107.9 Tulsa at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday- 107.9 Tulsa at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday- 107.9 Tulsa at 6:30 p.m.