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15-20 - RISPy business as Rangers rally to beat Padres

Texas scores on a wild pitch, single, balk, and error to beat San Diego

Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

The Rangers followed up their 11 run outburst in San Diego yesterday with just four runs, and, as a team, went just 1-13 with runners in scoring position. The good news, however, is San Diego isn't good at baseball so they essentially gifted the Rangers the three runs they needed via blunders.

The Rangers scored on a first inning wild pitch, a balk in fifth inning, and the eventual game-winner on an error on the turn from second base on what should have been an easy inning-ending double play.

For Texas to pick up back-to-back wins for the first time since last Thursday-Friday, they needed all four of those runs as Yu Darvish was uncharacteristically hittable. Darvish allowed three runs, two via solo home runs by Wil Myers and Erick Aybar. In Darvish's favor was he didn't walk anyone on the night and struck out six in his six innings of work.

A win tomorrow and the Rangers'll have their first winning streak since sweeping the Royals back in mid-April.

Player of the Game: Shin-Soo Choo is back to being an OBP machine for the Rangers and tonight he reached in all four at-bats with three singles and a walk. Choo drove in the Rangers' only run that came via a hit with a fifth inning RBI single and also collected a stolen base.

Up Next: The Rangers and Padres close out this home and home with Martin Perez slated to take the mound against LHP Clayton Richard of San Diego. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 pm CT.