Rain and Friday night lights in Texas are usually not a good combination. Luckily for the Rangers, the roof was closed as they took on the Rockies in the first of three from the Globe.
Martin Perez would get the ball for the Rangers as he looked to bounce back from his last start in Oakland where he gave up four earned runs in five innings during a 9-7 defeat at the hands of the A’s.
Bounceback would be exactly what he did! Perez went 7.0 innings giving up 7 hits and 2 earned runs while throwing 104 pitches, giving the Rangers a quality start and picking up the win.
We’re starting to get to the point where Adolis Garcia’s performance this season can be described by the word historic. With no score in the bottom of the 4th Garcia lined a two-run shot into the right field seats to give the Rangers a 2-0 lead.
The Rangers scored five runs in the fifth inning highlighted by Corey Seager and Josh Jung’s RBI doubles. After that inning, the Rangers lead the MLB with 12 five or more run innings and they lead this game 7-0
After Martin Perez’s seven strong innings, the struggling Texas bullpen needed just six outs to close out the win. Joe Barlow and Jose Leclerc would combine to get those six outs and secure the Rangers’ 27th victory of the season.
The Rangers now sit at 27-17 on the season good for first place in the AL West. Texas will be back in action tomorrow against Colorado with Jon Gray set to get the ball against his former team.