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Texas Avoids Sweep Against Seattle, Set To Host Oakland

Texas Avoids Sweep Against Seattle, Set To Host Oakland

The Texas Rangers (8-15) lost two of three against the Seattle Mariners (11-9) at Globe Life Park.

 

In the sixth inning of game one, right fielder Nomar Mazara hit a RBI single before first baseman Ronald Guzman finished the scoring with a RBI ground out. Texas lost 6-2.

 

Lefty Mike Minor pitched 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball, which included six strikeouts. Then, five relievers combined for five runs allowed.

 

Mazara hit a RBI double, his second, in the first before third baseman Adrian Beltre hit a sacrifice fly in the third. Later in the inning, shortstop Jurickson Profar hit a RBI double, his third. In the next inning, designated hitter Shin-Soo Choo drove in a run with his sixth double. Then, second baseman Isiah Kiner-Falefa hit a RBI single in the sixth before Guzman hit a RBI ground out in the ninth. Texas lost 9-7.

 

Starter Bartolo Colon pitched 5 2/3 innings of four-run ball with a walk and a pair of strikeouts. Then, the bullpen delivered scoreless appearances around a five-run seventh.

 

Profar hit a RBI ground out in the second before Mazara hit solo home run, his third, and first baseman Joey Gallo hit a two-run home run, his seventh, and in the fourth inning of the series finale. In the fifth, Choo hit a RBI single before Kiner-Falefa hit a two-run single in the eighth. Texas won 7-4.

 

Center fielder Delino DeShields was hitless in his return from the disabled list on Sunday.

 

Lefty Martin Pérez pitched six innings of two-run ball with a walk and four strikeouts to earn his second win. Then, three relievers earned a hold before righty Keone Kela earned his third save.

 

Texas will finish its six-game homestand with a three-game series against the Oakland Athletics (11-11).

 

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.

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