Texas Rangers: Team Picks Up Win Against New York

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Jun 6, 2017; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre (29) rounds the bases after Texas Rangers first baseman Joey Gallo (not pictured) hit a home run in the third inning against the New York Mets at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 6, 2017; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre (29) rounds the bases after Texas Rangers first baseman Joey Gallo (not pictured) hit a home run in the third inning against the New York Mets at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Texas Rangers snap their four-game losing streak with a respectable and hard-fought 10-8 over the New York Mets. The Rangers are 27-31 and they’re now 14.5 games behind the first-place Astros. Speaking of the Astros, their eleven-game winning streak ended. If Texas can continue to win and if Houston’s momentum cools down, then there’s still hope. However, it’s just one game. In any case, Texas needs to keep on winning.

Started out as back-and-forth ball game. New York takes the lead, Texas then ties. New York does it again, the Texas scores two runs and takes a 3-2 lead. New York then makes it 4-3 and then Texas scores ten straight runs. New York would then score four straight, three in the ninth, almost grabbing the win from Texas’ hands. However, the Texas Rangers held on and ran away with the win. Both teams deserve credit as neither team would give up without a fight.

Dillon Gee made his first start in a Texas Rangers uniform, being his first start at the major league level since 2015. As he’s a former New York Met (2010-2015) and the fact he played college ball just a few miles from Globe Life Park at UT-Arlington, this was supposed to be a special night for him. He pitched 3.1 innings, allowing eight hits, four runs, and striking out two batters.

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Austin Bibens-Dirkx relieved Gee, pitching 1.2 innings, allowing two hits, no runs, and striking out no batters, earning his first win this season, as well as the first win of his career an the major league level. Alex Claudio then came in, pitching 3.0 innings, allowing three hits, one run, and striking out two batters. Matt Bush closed the game, allowing four hits, three runs, and striking out one batter, nearly suffering another blown save. However, he did prevent New York from completing a comeback.

Texas’ pitching forced New York to leave 16 batters on base. At one New York had the bases loaded with one out, and Texas fought out of it.

Offense finished 16-for-38, striking out eight times. First time in a while there’s less than ten strikes. Four players had multiple hits. Nomar Mazara went 4-for-5, with one home run, his first since May 16th against Philadelphia. Delino DeShields, Shin-Soo Choo both had two hits, and Jared Hoying had three. Despite striking out three times, Gallo blasted his 17th homer. Gallo, Elvis Andrus, Jonathan Lucroy, Rougned Odor and Beltre each had one hit. However, speaking of Beltre, he was pulled out of the game as a precaution after apparently jamming his ankle. Early Tuesday afternoon, ESPN reported Mike Napoli was placed on the ten-day DL due to lower back strains. A good performance for the batting lineup. In any case, they need to keep it up.

Yu Darvish steps on the mound for the second and final game of this series. He hopes to put Texas on a two-game winning streak for the first time since late last month, as well as end a two-game losing streak.

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