The Texas Rangers (60-77) won two of three against the Minnesota Twins (63-73) at Globe Life Park.
Third baseman Jurickson Profar hit a two-run double, his 30th, in the third inning of the series opener. In the fourth, second baseman Rougned Odor hit a RBI single before right fielder Nomar Mazara hit a three-run home run, his 17th. Finally, designated hitter Adrian Beltre hit a RBI groundout in the ninth. Texas lost 10-7.
Starter Drew Hutchison allowed four runs, a walk and struck out two before the bullpen allowed six runs, three walks and struck out two in five innings.
Mazara hit a solo home run, his 18th, before first baseman Ronald Guzman hit a three-run home run, his 14th in the second of game two. In the fourth, Beltre hit a solo home run, his eighth, before a run scored on an error in the fifth. Finally, Odor hit a solo home run, his 18th, in the seventh. Texas won 7-4.
Starter Yovani Gallardo allowed three runs, a walk and struck out one in five innings to earn his eighth win. Then, the bullpen allowed a run, a walk and struck out five in four innings, which included closer Jose Leclerc’s eighth save.
Shortstop Elvis Andrus hit a two-run home run, his fifth, in the first of the series finale. In the fifth, an error forced a run to score. In the sixth, catcher Robinson Chirinos hit a two-run home run, his 17th, left fielder Shin-Soo Choo hit a RBI double, his 29th, before an error allowed him to score. Later in the inning, Mazara hit a two-run home run, his 19th, and Profar hit a two-run home run, his 15th. In the seventh, Odor drove in a run with a sacrifice fly. Finally, Mazara hit a solo home run, his 20th, Guzman hit a RBI single before outfielder Drew Robinson hit a three-run home run, his second, in the eighth. Texas won 18-4.
Lefty Yohander Mendez allowed a walk and struck out two in six scoreless innings to earn his first career win. Then, Eddie Butler allowed four runs, two walks and struck out two in three innings to earn his second save.
Texas will finish its homestand with a three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels (66-71).
These games can be heard on:
Monday- Franchsie 2, 1560 AM or 107.9 Tulsa at 7 p.m.
Tuesday- Franchsie 2, 1560 AM or 107.9 Tulsa at 7 p.m.
Wednesday- Franchsie 2, 1560 AM or 107.9 Tulsa at 7 p.m.