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45-62 - You could lose a lot of money betting on baseball as Rangers sweep Astros 4-3


MLB: Texas Rangers at Houston Astros Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Me, tempting fate in the seventh inning:

And so, though it became a lot less effortless there at the end, they did do that.

No, but really, what in the heck?

Player of the Game: Word is the Rangers are getting a lot of interest in Mike Minor here at the trade deadline. Unlike say another famous left-handed pitcher that the Rangers recently dealt, Minor is actually still good. He’s cheap, too. Someone wanna throw a Luiz Gohara my way? I’m down.

Today Minor threw six innings one start after he threw a season high 104 pitches. This was big because with Minor on a pitch/inning limit this season in his transition back to starter, he was still able to toss a quality start as he allowed two runs in his six innings and struck out eight Astros to pick up the win.

Up Next: The Rangers travel to Arizona for a brief two-game set against the Diamondbacks. In the opener, Martin Perez makes the start for Texas against LHP Robbie Ray for Arizona. First pitch from Chase Field is scheduled for 8:40 pm CT.