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After splitting a two-game series against the Cincinnati Reds, the Texas Rangers won two-out-of-three games in their series against the Boston Red Sox. They remain at ten games ahead of the Houston Astros, who are now in second place in the A.L. West.
This was a very good series. Game 1 started off very well when the Rangers were up 7-2, but ended up losing 8-7 due to a very poor performance by the bullpen. Games 2 and 3 went well as they were able to score at least six runs in both, and the starting pitching rotation and bullpen were able to do their jobs without any problems.
A.J. Griffin made his return in Game 2. He only pitched 4.1 innings, but he allowed just four hits, surrendered two runs, and struck out six batters, so welcome back A.J.!
Martin Perez continued his dominance in Game 3 and he was able to earn his sixth consecutive win.
Prince Fielder is still trying to dig himself out of his slump. He went 4-for-11 in this series and did hit two home-runs. He’s now 56-for-265 for the year.
The offense scored a total of total of 23 runs in this series. They need to continue putting up runs in each series. It’s a good way to keep earning series wins and staying ahead of the second place team in the A.L. West.
We haven’t reached the All-Star break yet and there’s still plenty of baseball left to play. But with the Rangers having a ten-game lead, they’re in a good position and they need to continue winning series if they’re going to stay in first place.
The Rangers are now headed to the Bronx in New York for a four-game series against the New York Yankees. Chi Chi Gonzalez will take the mound for Texas. It’s never easy for the Rangers to play the Yankees. Especially in the Bronx.
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6/27 @Yankees 6:05 pm
6/28 @Yankees 6:05 pm
6/29 @Yankees 6:05 pm
6/30 @Yankees 12:05 pm
7/1 @Twins 7:10 pm
7/2 @Twins 1:10 pm
7/3 @Twins 1:10 pm