The Texas Rangers have wrapped their series against the Kansas City Royals and won the series earning their sixth consecutive series win. The Rangers, 30-27, are currently in second place and are 3.5 games behind the Houston Astros for first place in the AL West. The Ranges are in a position that nobody could have possibly imagined at the end of April. The Rangers are looking to stay on pace despite losing Adrian Beltre and Josh Hamilton.
Chi-Chi Gonzalez took the mound for the Rangers in Game 1. In his second start in the majors, Gonzalez pitched an entire game, allowing only three hits, surrendering no runs, and striking out only two batters. The Rangers defeated the Royals 4-0. Chi-Chi Gonzalez has yet to surrender a run since his major league debut, and is currently 2-0.
Wandy Rodriguez was on the mound for the Rangers in Game 2. Pitching through seven innings, Rodriguez allowed six hits, surrendered one run, and struck out four batters. Rodriguez earned his third win as the Rangers won 4-2 to win their sixth consecutive series.
Colby Lewis took the mound for the Rangers in the final game of the Rangers-Royals series. Lewis had a rough but solid performance allowing eight hits, surrendering three runs, and striking out five batters. The Rangers found themselves down 3-0 going into the seventh inning, but managed to score three runs in the seventh to tie the game. Unfortunately, Rangers reliever Keone Kela surrendered a homerun in the eight inning, and the Rangers could not answer. The Rangers lost the final game of the series 4-3.
The Texas Rangers are now headed to the west coast for a three-game series against AL West rivals, the Oakland Athletics. Monday is a travel day. Game 1 will be on Tuesday, and Nick Martinez will be on the mound for the Rangers, seeking to snap a two-game losing streak.
6/9 @A’s 9:05 pm
6/10 @A’s 9:05 pm
6/11 @A’s 2:35 pm
6/12 vs Twins 7:05 pm
6/13 vs Twins 3:05 pm
6/14 vs Twins 2:05 pm