The Houston Astros (57-31) swept the Texas Rangers (38-49) in a two-game series at Globe Life Park.
Center fielder Delino DeShields started the offense for the Rangers with a RBI double, his 10th, in the third inning of the series opener. Two innings later, designated hitter Shin-Soo Choo hit a RBI single before second baseman Rougned Odor hit a RBI groundout in the eighth. Texas lost 5-3.
Starter Austin Bibens-Dirkx allowed five runs, two walks and struck out four in six innings. Then, three relievers combined for three scoreless innings, which included two walks and three strikeouts.
Catcher Robinson Chirinos started the Rangers’ offense in the series finale with a RBI double, his 12th, in the second. In the third, Choo hit a solo home run, his 16th, third baseman Jurickson Profar hit a RBI single and Odor hit a RBI double, his 10th. Texas lost 5-4.
Lefty Mike Minor allowed four runs, three earned, three walks and struck out four in six innings before three relievers each pitched a scoreless inning. Finally, reliever Chris Martin allowed a run in the 10th inning, which earned him his second loss of the season.
Texas will start a 10-game road trip with a four-game series against the Detroit Tigers (38-50) at Comerica Park.
These games can be heard on:
Thursday- 107.9 Tulsa at 5:30 p.m.
Friday- 107.9 Tulsa at 5:30 p.m.
Saturday- 107.9 Tulsa at 2:30 p.m.
Sunday- 107.9 Tulsa at 11:30 a.m.