And just like that, the Rangers finished their road trip still above .500 and on the plus side of the run differential for the entire trip and with two straight blowout wins over AL West division leading Seattle.
It really is just that the Oakland Coliseum is a hellscape where joy goes to die.
Player of the Game: I know this is supposed to be Player of the Game but, much like last night, there was a lot to like from virtually everyone on the team in today’s game. Every player in the lineup had at least one hit except for Isiah Kiner-Falefa. Elvis Andrus continued to terror all of April as he sent one to the big boy seats beyond left field and remained as one of the ten or so best players in the American League so far this month.
Lance Lynn did his best Mike Minor impression by going seven innings of his own and giving up just one run while striking out a season-high nine batters.
Texas also got big contributions at the plate from Hunter Pence and Logan Forsythe. Both went deep with Forsythe driving in three runs while Pence went 3-for-5 with four RBI and was just a triple shy of the cycle.
Up Next: The Rangers get a well-earned day off on Monday after traipsing around the west coast for a week before opening up a series at home on Tuesday night against the National League’s Pittsburgh Pirates.