Raise your hand if you had the Rangers tattooing Madison Bumgarner for six runs while Nick Martinez handcuffed a potent Giants offense all night? Put your hand down, fibber. You're a lying liar who loves the lie.
Texas got two two-run dingers off the Giants' ace. You wouldn't be surprised to learn that Adrian Beltre hit one of those shots, but it's a nice sign as the Rangers need Beltre's right-handed power in the middle of the order.
Other other home run...
Elvis Andrus hit it. That's right. That Elvis Andrus.
The Rangers won their third straight game at home for the first time since they beat the White Sox on June 4 and then beat the Dodgers back-to-back on June 15 and 16. Texas is now just two games under .500 and within three games of a wild card spot behind the sliding Twins. All this and Cole Hamels hasn't even taken the mound yet.
Player(s) of the Game: Basically everyone on the team contributed to this win. Beltre went 3-4 with the home run, Elvis is on fire of late and collected two hits, and even Roogie and Delino helped the Rangers by making Bumgarner lose his cool.
Oh yeah, and Martinez held one of the NL's top offenses to two runs on seven hits into the 7th inning. Plus, Jake Diekman made his debut as a Ranger and pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings.