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8-15 - Choosy fans Choose Shin-Soo: Rangers walk off in extras

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With a full moon out, the Rangers walked it off for the first time in 2015 in a fun game in Arlington

Of course this game was played under a full moon
Of course this game was played under a full moon
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That was a pretty wild game and, for once, the Rangers were on the winning end of one of these things.

It was a pretty mundane post-steroid era 3-1 ballgame that the Rangers were winning heading into the 7th -- with staff ace Nick Martinez humming along -- when the A's scored six runs. It was the most 2015 season-y inning thus far as Texas commit two errors, saw the A's avoid a potential double play and be handed a runner when a ball hit off the umpire near second base and eventually ended with a Josh Reddick three-run home run.

In the bottom of the inning, with the Rangers now down 7-3, Texas had two on with two out when Kyle Blanks collected his third RBI of the night to pull the Rangers to within 7-4. Shin-Soo Choo was up as the tying run. Perhaps no one on the planet needed a big hit as much as Choo and he delivered with his biggest hit as a Texas Ranger with a three-run blast of his own to tie the game.

After scoring a combined ten runs in the 7th, the Rangers and A's traded zeroes over the next two innings to send the game to extras where the Rangers won it in the 10th when Choo led off the inning with a double and scored on a Roogie Odor walk-off single.

Player of the Game: Kyle Blanks had a great game going 4-5 with a dinger, two runs scored, and three RBI. And a hat tip to Choo for coming up big after such a difficult start to his season.