Two, two-out RBI singles doomed Bartolo Colon and the Rangers and *poof* just like that the winning streak has come to an end.
Colon pitched seven innings, allowed just the two runs and definitely deserved a better fate, but he could have soft-tossed his way to a perfect game today and the Rangers still might not have won as Twins starter Jose Berrios was dominant with a career high 12 Ks and just three hits allowed over seven innings.
Shin-Soo Choo and Adrian Beltre both reached via a hit and a walk apiece, and Rougned Odor earned a bunt single, but other than that, Berrios looked like prime good years Colorado Rockies era Ubaldo Jimenez out there for Minnesota.
The Rangers should try get themselves a Jose Berrios.
Player of the Game: I mean, besides Berrios, Choo’s leadoff double pushed his on base streak to 37 games and he’s now tied with Michael Young for fourth longest such streak in franchise history.
Up Next: The Rangers return home to open up a series against NL West San Diego. Cole Hamels will make the start for Texas against LHP Joey Lucchesi for the Padres. First pitch from The Ballpark is scheduled for 7:05 pm CT.