Tim Fletcher Show: Rangers, Astros Both Winners on Wednesday
Rangers and Astros both a winner. Plus, former LSU Tiger Kevin Gausman called up, again!
Texas has rediscovered the long ball in their road series with the Orioles--but last night it wasn't enough. Shin-Soo Choo and Ryan Rua each blasted solo homers to give the Rangers 10 home runs in three games at Baltimore, but that was the entire offensive output in a 4-2 loss. The Orioles played their own version of tag with a pair of mashed taters, including J.J. Hardy's tie-breaking blast in the 7th inning.
Taiwanese left-hander, Wei-Yin Chen improved his lifetime record against the Rangers to 5-0 with the win. Tonight's series finale features some LSU Tiger flavor. Kevin Gausman has been called up from Baltimore's Triple-A team in Norfolk to make his second start of the year.
The Houston Astros finished off a sweep of Kansas City with a 6-5 win Wednesday night. The series, pitting the teams with the two best records in the American League finished with drama and also a heavy dose of bad news for Houston, now with the league's most wins with 47.
George Springer was plunked on the wrist and will undergo tests today. Houston Manager A.J. Hinch said afterward he expects Springer to spend time on the disabled list.
In the game, Jose Altuve' had three hits and scored the winning run in the seventh inning on a Chris Carter ground out. Carter added a solo home run as did Marwin Gonzalez. Jarrod Dyson's two-run triple erased the Royals 5-3 lead in the fifth inning.