75-53 - Rangers Unfurl Quintuplet of Dongs on Chicago as Perez Slays Sale

Five by five - David Banks

Ace slayer Martin Perez out-pitched Chris Sale as the Rangers won their ninth straight road game

Things:

  • The Rangers scored 26 runs in games started by Felix Hernandez and Chris Sale in the past week
  • The Rangers hit a season high five home runs tonight
  • The Rangers hit four home runs off of Sale, a career high - the most he had allowed in a start previously was two
  • The Rangers had hit six total home runs in their previous 11 games combined
  • The Rangers are now a season high 22 games above .500
  • The Rangers now lead in the American League West by 3 1/2 games
  • The Rangers continue to be tied with the Detroit Tigers for the best record in the American League

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Player of the Game: In his first start as a Texas Ranger, Adam Rosales was the DH hitting 9th in the lineup against Chris Sale. This sounded like madness. Trust the gut. Rosales made his mark when he hit a two-run dong in the 2nd inning and followed that up with an RBI sac fly in the 4th.

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