The Texas Rangers (20-31) won two of three against the New York Yankees (31-15) at Globe Life Park.
Left fielder Joey Gallo started Texas’ offense with a solo home run. His 14th, in the second inning of the series opener before second baseman Rougned Odor hit a three-run home run, his first of the season, in the fourth. In the seventh, first baseman Ronald Guzman hit a solo home run, his third. Texas lost 10-5.
Starter Bartolo Colon allowed six runs, walked one and struck out four in 5 1/3 innings of work. Then, two relievers combined for two walks, four strikeouts and four runs allowed.
Shortstop Jurickson Profar hit a three-run home run, his third, in the first of game two. In the next inning, catcher Robinson Chirinos scored on a wild pitch before right fielder Nomar Mazara drove in a run on a wild pitch. Two innings later, Guzman hit a solo home run, his fourth. Texas won 6-4.
Ace Cole Hamels earned his third win with seven innings of two-run ball, which included two walks and seven strikeouts. After lefty Jake Diekman allowed two runs in the eighth, closer Keone Kela earned his ninth save with a scoreless ninth.
Mazara started the offense for Texas in the series finale with a two-run home run, his 11th, before Guzman hit a three-run home run, his fifth, in the fourth. Third baseman Isiah Kiner-Falefa hit a RBI triple, his second, before Mazara hit a RBI single in the fifth. In the next inning, Kiner-Falefa earned a RBI walk before Profar hit a three-run double, his 14th. Finally, Kiner-Falefa finished the 12-run attack with a RBI single in the eighth. Texas won 12-10.
Starter Doug Fister allowed eight runs, six earned, walked one and struck out two in 4 1/3 innings. The bullpen combined for two runs allowed, all allowed in the fifth, zero walked and seven strikeouts. Kela served as the bullpen’s finale while he earned his 10th save with a three-strikeouts ninth.
Texas will finish its seven-game homestand with a four-game series against the Kansas City Royals (16-33), which 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 2:30 p.m.
Sunday- 107.9 Tulsa at 1:30 p.m.