The Texas Rangers picked up a division win over the Houston Astros yesterday night with a final score of 7-5.
On The Mound
Derek Holland picked up his second win of 2016 in the 7-5 victory over the Houston Astros, Tuesday night. Holland, who went 5 innings, threw 105 pitches in the outing. He gave up just two earned runs on five hits and struck out five in the first game of the Lone Star series.
In relief, the Texas Rangers sent out five pitchers to end the game. Tony Barnette threw the sixth inning and allowed just one hit with no runs scored picking up his second hold of the season. Keone Kela gave up two runs in his outing throwing .2 innings on the evening. Jake Diekman threw the last out of the seventh inning, striking out the lone batter he faced and remaining unscored against on the season. Sam Dyson acted as the setup man and threw a scoreless eighth as he continues a dominant 2016 campaign. Lastly, Shawn Tolleson picked up his fourth save of the young season allowing the final run of the game but maintaining the lead. The bullpen continues to be a force to be reckoned with this season, shutting down opponents and allowing the team a shot to win most games.
At The Plate
The Texas Rangers continue to string together hits, compiling twelve on Tuesday against the Astros pitching staff. All starters recorded a hit in the game save Nomar Mazara who still reached base twice on two walks. Run production was led by Prince Fielder and Mitch Moreland who both hit their second homeruns of the season.
Ian Desmond, who got some time off in the series against Baltimore, went 2-4 with an RBI and a run scored for the Texas Rangers in the victory campaign.
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