Texas Rangers: Team Wins Tenth Straight Game

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May 19, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; Texas Rangers catcher Jonathan Lucroy (25) and relief pitcher Matt Bush (51) celebrate after the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
May 19, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; Texas Rangers catcher Jonathan Lucroy (25) and relief pitcher Matt Bush (51) celebrate after the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Texas Rangers win their tenth straight game. They improve to 23-20 and they’re 6.5 games behind the first place Houston Astros in the American League West standings. Texas’ current winning streak is by far the best this season in the entire league. In other words, they’re the hottest team in baseball.

According to ESPN.com, the Texas Rangers are four wins away from matching a franchise record set back in 1991. This winning streak is also the fourth longest in franchise history. If Texas wins two more games, they’ll be on their longest winning streak since 2011 when they won 12 straight games. In any case, they ought to set their sites on matching the 1991 record and breaking it.

Nick Martinez stepped on the mound, looking to earn his first win this season. He pitched a season-low 5.0 innings, allowing four hits, one run, and striking out four batters, earning his first win of 2017.

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Barnette relieved Martinez in the sixth inning, pitching 1.0 inning, allowing one hit, one run, and striking out two batters. Keone Kela then came along, pitching 2.0 innings, allowing no hits, no runs, and striking out a season-high four batters, earning his his fourth hold this season.

Matt Bush closed the game, allowing two hits, one run, and striking out two batters, earning his fifth save this year. The bullpen is doing a very good job as of late. At any rate, they must continue to play very well. Overall, pitching forced Detroit to leave a total of ten players on base.

Offense finished 8-for-31, striking out eleven times. Delino DeShields and Ryan Rua are the only players with multiple hits in this game. Shin-Soo Choo, Elvis Andrus, Jared Hoying all failed to record a hit. Jonathan Lucroy, Joey Gallo, Mike Napoli, and Rougned Odor went a combined 4-for-16, scoring a total of three runs, and striking out a combined five times, Napoli three times and Gallo twice.

Texas’ pitching’s 3.70 ERA ranks them third in the league. They’re also 19th in the league in runs allowed 179 and 27th in strikeouts with 289. The offense’s 333 hits ranks them 20th in the league and they’re 207 runs scored ranks them seventh. They’re 59 homers ties them for fourth. Seems like there’s still some work to be done. However, there’s definitely some progress.

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