St. PETERSBURG, FL. (AP) – Adolis Garcia’s first major league trophy on Thursday night, with two runs in the 10th minute, gave the Texas Rangers a 6-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Garcia kicked out Cody Reed (0-1) 1-2 from the stands on the right. The Cuban jumped into the air, clenched his fists as he turned the first base, and began celebrating in the hollows of Texas.
“I was excited,” Garcia said through an interpreter, adding that it was special to hit the winner of the game on Jack Ecky Robinson’s day.
“You could just see the joy as he ran around the first base,” said Rangers manager Chris Woodward. “It’s wonderful to see.”
Nick Solak and Charlie Calberson also played for Rangers, who lost four of four straight games.
On Wednesday night, Garcia almost hit his first hammer, driving the ball from the top of the wall to the center field on the right, spinning around the ground, wondering if it really fell in the stands, jumping back onto the pitch.
The 28-year-old attacker slipped into a house plate and was considered safe. The call was canceled, leaving Garcia with two runs to three, which helped Texas end their 5-1 victory.
“I told my friend to wait for tomorrow,” Garcia said with a smile. “I will get one.”
Josh Sborz (1-0) made a pointless move, Ian Kennedy finished his third save with three chances.
Mike Brosseau hosted the “s rays”, who went from 13 to 13 with 13 runners in the goal position, remaining 12 overall.
“We are not making the most of the opportunities we have,” said Tampa Bay manager Keane Cash.
2: After a 0-0 start, the reigning AL champions lost 11 to 8.
“Opportunities have been difficult lately,” Cash added, “but those of us who get it, we have to find ways to get more out of it.”
In the second, Solak had a soloist, and Andrew Kitredge had an RBI single for driving in the final, which in the fifth was blamed on Rays starter Rich Hill.
Calberson’s second home run, beating Hill by two runs in the fourth, gave Rangers a short-lived 3-1 advantage.
Ray Beams eliminated the deficit with Austin Meadows’s third RBI single, Brosseau’s two-run homer in the fourth’s unbeaten seventh, when Brett Phillips walked, earning a run that made it 4 with the pair. throwing mistakes.
The Rangers seemed to be on the verge of passing the seventh unharmed when the catcher Jose Oz Trino’s wrong exit from the second base continued to the center field, allowing Phillips to take third place.
When center-back Leodie Taveras brutally threw the third, Phillips ran home to equalize.
Texas beginner Jordan Worman Lyles allowed three runs և five strokes in 5/3. Hill went 4 1/3 inning for Tampa Bay, giving four runs և seven hits.
Rangers. OF / DH After a night out with David Dahl, Trevino finished second, ahead of Gallo և Garcia, although he is not the No. 2 striker. Woodward explained. “Why wouldn’t I do it?” “I felt like I raised a guy there who obviously has the highest quality bats. He’s one of our best strikers right now.”
Ray beams. SS Willy Adames և DH / INF Yoshi Tsutsugo calmed down, but called them to hit the 10th. Kennedy adored both. Kevin CF Kevin Kiermaier (left four) will travel with the team to New York this weekend և may be activated during the Yankees և six-game road trip against the Kansas City Royals. “He ran well, he threw well. “We will see where we are (Friday),” Cash said after the defensive whistle before the game.
Rangers. Return home to face Baltimore for three games before heading out again. Mike Foltynewicz (0-2, 4.09 ERA) starts on Friday against the Orioles, who face Jorge Lopez at the beginning of the series (0-2, 11.42).
Ray beams. Open a series of weekends at Yankee Stadium. Cash entered on Thursday evening, undecided on its planning for Friday.
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