If I would have told you that the Rangers would score five runs in the first inning while making just one out, you would have taken that every day of the week and probably thought that game would have ended up as a win.

Tonight that would not be the case, as the Rangers lost 10-5 to split the four-game set with the Astros after winning the first two games.

After scoring five runs in the first, the Rangers were shut the rest of the way.


Andrew Heaney was able to retire Jose Altuve on the first pitch of the game, but after that, two hits and two walks helped the Astros jump out to a quick 2-0 lead before the Rangers even hit the bat rack.

Fort Worth native Blair Henley was called up to make a spot start for the Astros after Framber Valdez was scratched with elbow discomfort, and things did not go well for the local product.

Before Henley could even record an out, the Rangers used four hits, two walks, and a bases-loaded hit-by-pitch to storm out to a 5-2 lead. The inning was capped off by an opposite-field RBI single from Jared Walsh, which scored the Rangers’ fourth and fifth runs.

Unfortunately for the Rangers, this game wasn’t done swinging back and forth. Yordan Alverez crushed a 431-foot home run into the right field seats to cut the Texas lead down to 5-4.

Andrew Heaney never really settled into this one as he would leave in the fourth inning, making way for Brock Burke, who would give up a two-RBI double to Yordan Alvarez to put the Astros up 7-5 and end Burke’s day before he even recorded an out.


Victor Caratini launched a three-run shot off Grant Anderson, and all of a sudden, the Rangers trailed by a score of 10-5, and that is how this one ended.

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