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12-20 - Rangers bite off Moore than they can chew in finale loss to Cleveland

Texas is trounced by Tribe 12-4 to conclude an otherwise positive road trip

MLB: Texas Rangers at Cleveland Indians David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

I guess midges and Lake Erie runoff was the brew to dissolve Juan Centeno’s winning hex.

Much like last time the Rangers went out on the road, Texas came into the finale with a chance to come away with a winning trip. And, just like last time, the Rangers came out flat in a getaway affair, got beat soundly, and will have to settle for a .500 endeavor.

Matt Moore gave up a billion home runs. The bullpen gave up a billion more home runs. The Rangers hit a few home runs. It was a fun game for people who like the Indians and home runs.

Player of the Game: Joey Gallo hit his 10th dinger of the season with just barely under 20% of the season in the books which puts him right on pace for a 50 dong year. Gallo’s 10 bombs puts him tied for second in the American League behind only Mookie Betts with 11.

Up Next: The Rangers open a homestand against the Boston Red Sox with Mike Minor set to make the start in the opener against LHP David Price. First pitch from The Ballpark is scheduled for 7:05 pm CT.