Texas was up 3-1 to start the top of the 8th when the Rockies scored three runs off a combination of Keone Kela and Jake Diekman. It almost looked like the Rockies were about to use the Rangers' blueprint against them but then the Rockies had the bright idea to walk Carlos Beltran intentionally to load the bases and face Adrian Beltre.
Beltre singled to drive in two runs and the Rangers won yet another come-from-behind one run game. You have to think the Rockies are really, really sick of seeing the Rangers by now.
The Rangers are now 21 games above .500 and their current five game winning streak is their longest streak since winning seven straight between June 14-20. Texas is also second in baseball in wins with their 68th victory as they trail just the Chicago Cubs who won their 71st game tonight.
Handball gif of the day:
Player of the Game: You're seriously going to walk a dude to face Adrian Beltre with the bases loaded? I mean, what do you expect, Colorado? Oh yeah, and Beltre tied Joe DiMaggio on the all-time RBI list with the game-winner. So, you know, no big whoop.
Up Next: The Rangers and Rockies conclude this interleague affair with Lucas Harrell pitching for Texas against RHP Chad Bettis of Colorado. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 pm CT.