ARLINGTON Another big inning lifted the Rangers to victory Saturday night. This time it was a six-run seventh inning that turned a 4-2 deficit into an 8-4 win.
Pitching: Colby Lewis allowed four runs on 10 hits, including three solo homers, and left after six innings trailing 4-2. Lewis struck out seven and walked two. Manny Machado (first inning), Adam Jones (third) and Chris Davis (fifth) each homered to spot Baltimore a 4-1 lead through four and a half innings. Keona Kela, Sam Dyson and Shawn Tolleson each pitched a scoreless inning of relief. Kela, who turned 23 Saturday, earned the win.
Hitting: Delino DeShields doubled twice, including in the first inning. He scored on Adrian Beltre’s sacrifice fly to left to tie it at 1-1. In the fifth, Beltre’s fielder’s choice to third base scored Nomar Mazara to pull the Rangers to within 4-2. The Rangers batted around and scored six times in the seventh to take an 8-4 lead. Brett Nicholas started it with lead-off walk and moved to third on DeShields’ double. Mazara beat first baseman Davis to the bag for an infield single to score Nicholas to pull Texas to within 4-3. DeShields slid under the tag to tie the game at 4-4 on Prince Fielder’s groundout to first. After Beltre was intentionally walked, Mitch Moreland doubled off the right-field wall to give the Rangers a 5-4 lead. Rougned Odor’s single to right rolled under Mark Trumbo’s glove and all the way to the wall to score two more. Odor scored on Elvis Andrus’ single to put the Rangers up 8-4.
Notable: The Rangers have an American League-high four innings with five or more runs this season. The six runs in the seventh are a team-high in 2016 ... Saturday’s attendance of 39,493 is the largest crowd at Globe Life Park since 49,289 were on hand for Opening Day ... Mazara reached based four times with three hits and a walk. He has been on base with a walk or hit in the first seven games of his career ... His 12 hits through his first seven career games is the most by a Rangers player.