The Texas Rangers have had a pretty easy go of it at home this year. Their 17-8 record at The Ballpark is mostly responsible for their surprising success thus far this season. Of course, since the Rangers have been hovering around .500 for most of the year, a 17-8 record at home means they were sporting a 7-15 road record before tonight’s contest.
Make it win No. 8 on the road for the Rangers as they rallied from down 3-1 as late as heading into the sixth inning to pull off the 4-3 comeback victory.
A part for why Texas was able to pull out a road win was because they actually got a decent start from Drew Smyly who went six innings and allowed three runs for a rare quality start. Another reason the Rangers won is because the Angels were playing some comical defense, especially late, with two errors and several miscues right as the Rangers started mounting rallies.
The Rangers have now won five consecutive games for the first time this season and find themselves two games above .500 for the first time since April 23.
Player of the Game: Hunter Pence continues to seem like the hitter least fazed by hitting away from The Ballpark as he collected a couple of hits with the single in the seventh bring in the tying and go-ahead runs that eventually proved to be the game winner.
Up Next: The Rangers continue this series against the Angels with Mike Minor set to make the start on Saturday night against LHP Tyler Skaggs for Anaheim. First pitch from Angel Stadium is scheduled for 9:07 pm CT.