The Texas Rangers, 32-28 overall, won a three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles, 19-43, at Globe Life Park. Texas lost the series opener 12-11. Texas fell short after a six-run rally in the ninth inning. Third baseman Asdrúbal Cabrera had a three-hit game, including a two-run double, his eighth. Left fielder Shin-Soo Choo had a two-hit game, including a solo home run, his 11th, and a RBI single. Starter Drew Smyly earned his fourth loss after allowing seven runs and striking out two in 3 1/3 innings.
Texas won game two 2-1 in the 12th inning. Center fielder Delino DeShields had a four-hit game, including a walk-off RBI single. Reliever Jeffrey Springs earned his third win after pitching a shutout 12th inning.
Texas won the series finale 4-3. First baseman Ronald Guzmán had a two-hit game, including a RBI double, his 10th. Designated hitter Hunter Pence hit a solo home run, his 12th. Starter Ariel Jurado earned his third win allowing three runs and striking out six in six innings.
Texas will finish its 11-game homestand with a four-game series against the Oakland Athletics, 30-31, which can be heard on:
Friday- Franchise 2, 1560 AM at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday (Game One)- Franchise 2, 1560 AM at OR 107.9 FM Tulsa at 12:30 p.m.
Saturday (Game Two)- Franchise 107.7 FM at OR 107.9 FM Tulsa at 7 p.m.
Sunday- Franchise 107.7 FM at OR 107.9 FM Tulsa at 1:30 p.m.