Arlington – The Texas Rangers wrapped up their 2022 season on Wednesday afternoon against the New York Yankees. Regardless of the outcome, Texas will finish with its best record since 2019.
Glenn Otto took the rubber for Texas, looking to end his season on a high note. He would do just that going 6 innings giving up just 4 hits 2 runs (both earned) and most importantly picking up the win.
It was New York who would find the scoreboard first after a two-out RBI single by Kyle Higashioka in the bottom of the second.
Charlie Culberson came up to the plate in the bottom of the third and provide a huge swing in what could potentially be his last game as a Ranger. Culberson drove his 300th career hit into the left-field seats to tie the game at one.
Coming into Spring Training the Rangers had both Jose Trevino and Jonah Heim on their roster. In the fourth inning, they both homered, Trevino for the Yanks and Heim for Texas. That exchange had the game once again in a deadlock, this time at two.
The fifth inning was when the Rangers would make their move, Leody Tavares lead off with a single and advanced to second on an error by New York center fielder Aaron Hicks. Bubba Thompson would come up next and score him via a ball lined off the glove of Yankees’ third baseman Josh Donaldson and into left field. Finally, Marcus Semien would follow that with the third consecutive hit giving Texas a 4-2 lead.
Yerry Rodriguez was first out of the Rangers bullpen to make his Major League debut. Rodriguez would throw a scoreless 7th inning, striking out the first batter he faced as a Major League Baseball Player.
Dennis Santana would be next to pitch the 8th and try to send the Rangers to the 9th with a lead in hand. That is exactly what he would do as he fired a scoreless 8th inning striking out two!!
Texas would add some insurance in the bottom of the 8th as Jonah Heim singled home, Josh Jung. New York would challenge the call and it would be overturned.
Matt Morre would come in for the 9th and record his 5th and final save of the season.
The Rangers took the final game from the Yankees by a score of 4-2 putting an end to their 50th season in franchise history.