Rougned Odor doubled high off the left-field wall with two outs in the ninth to score Adrian Beltre from first base to give the Rangers a 6-5 win against the Astros Monday night at Globe Life Park. Odor homered in the third inning and tied the game with a sacrifice fly in the seventh.
Pitching: The Astros scored four runs (three earned) against Colby Lewis over six innings. Jose Altuve’s three-run homer in the third inning tied the game at 3-3. The homer was set up by Lewis’ throwing error to second on a force attempt. Three singles in the fourth, including Jason Castro’s, scored another run to tie it at 4-4. He was able to get a 6-4-3 double play to strand runnes on the corners. Lewis escaped again in the sixth when the Astros had the bases-loaded and one out by getting Springer and Altuve to pop out. He allowed eight hits and two walks and struck out four.
Tony Barnette started the seventh and walked lead-off hitter Carlos Correa, who moved to second on a wild pitch and scored on Colby Rasmus’ single to right. Matt Bush pitched a perfect eighth and Sam Dyson pitched a perfect ninth and earned the win.
Hitting: The first three batters reached and scored in the first inning. Jurickson Profar tripled, Ian Desmond had an infield single and Nomar Mazara singled to right to give the Rangers a 1-0 lead. Desmond scored on a wild pitch to make it 2-0 and Mazara came home on Prince Fielder’s single up the middle. Odor’s solo homer in the third put the Rangers back up 4-3. The Rangers tied it at 5-5 in the seventh when Mazara singled and took second on a wild pitch. He moved to third on Adrian Beltre’s single and scored on Rougned Odor’s sacrifice fly to right. In the ninth, Mazara singled with one out but was forced out on Beltre’s fielder’s choice to set up Odor’s game-winning double.
Notable: Rangers’ three errors, including two in the sixth inning, are tied for the most in a game. They last had three against the Mariners on April 13 ... Mazara had four singles and was hit by a pitch ... it’s his first-career four-hit game ... Rangers record of 35-22 matches the club record for wins through 57 games set in 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2013 ... 30,021 was the paid attendance.