Tuesday Night at Globe Life Field might as well have been called Nathaniel Lowe night.

On a night where the fans were given a bobblehead highlighting Lowe’s Gold Glove defense in 2023, it was his bat that stole the show in the Rangers 7-0 win over the Padres.

In the first inning, Lowe climbed on a high and outside changeup from San Deigo starter Dylan Cease and drove it into the right field seats to put Texas up 2-0.

Just two innings later, in his second at-bat, Lowe lined a ball just over the left field wall for his second two-run home run of the night.

With a season-high 4 RBIs tonight, Nathaniel Lowe has not driven in multiple runs in each of his last three games (8 total RBI).

“Well, he’s been swinging the bat well,” Rangers manager Bruce Bochy said when he spoke about Lowe after the game.

“It’s obvious he sees the ball pretty good right now; it’s good to see a guy that’s one of our core players come around, and if you look at the numbers, they’re pretty good, and he’s just gotten better and better, the last two or three weeks.”

Lowe’s two blasts were part of a strong offensive night for the Rangers, who built off their 11-run performance in Baltimore with a 7-run and 10-hit night to open the homestand.

All but one Ranger had a hit as Texas has now scored 23 runs in their last three games.

The offensive explosion meant a lot of run support for Rangers starter Nathan Eovaldi, but it wasn’t needed.

Eovaldi turned in his best start of the season, going seven scoreless innings, allowing just one run while striking out six Padres and now allowing a single walk.

With his strong start tonight, Eovaldi Beacme is just the 8th pitcher in Rangers history to allow one or zero base runners at a start of 7.0 or more innings.

“I felt like I had a really good gameplan coming in,” Eovaldi said.

“I felt like I started locating my fastballs as the game went on. I felt like I had a really good feel for my cutter the whole game, and I was able to use that pitch a lot when I was behind in the count.”

In 9 starts at Globe Life Field, Eovaldi is 4-0 with a 1.92 ERA and has allowed two or fewer runs in all nine.

Big Game Nate now stands alone as the only pitcher in franchise history to have such a season-opening span in Arlington.

Tonight, we saw the World Champion Rangers play much like they did last season…a sign that maybe, just maybe, things are starting to turn around in Texas.

“I think if you look at our struggles this past month or even six weeks, we just haven’t been consistent offensively,” Bruce Bochy said.

“Now we’re getting production everywhere, not just the top of the order.”

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