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29-27 - Rangers win battle over Royals 6-2, possibly lose war

It was a pyrrhic victory today as Texas won the game but saw Joey Gallo leave with an oblique injury

Kansas City Royals v Texas Rangers Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images

The Texas Rangers won and Lance Lynn pitched well and Jeff Mathis actually contributed in a tangible way and the team played nice defense and the bullpen didn’t stink and they scored six runs and they’re two game above .500 again and they’re still relevant in the wild card standings and it’s June now and they didn’t play down to a bad opponent in the Kansas City Royals and they made Homer Bailey exit early and Jose Leclerc still looks not broken anymore and Joey Gallo sent one over the bullpen and drew another walk and raised his league-leading OPS but gosh dang it to heck today still stinks because Gallo left with an apparent oblique issue that will more than likely cost him time right as he was starting to really build steam as perhaps the best player in the American League so far this season.

I don’t even want to think about what this team would be like to observe without Gallo.

Player of the Game: Hopefully this isn’t the last time for a while that I get to name Gallo — who opened the scoring with his American League best tying 17th homer — the player of the game. ;_;

Up Next: For some reason my brain stopped MLB schedule-working out of nowhere and I thought today’s game was the series finale against the Royals (probably because of the day game?) but no series has ever concluded on a Saturday and thus tomorrow’s game, which will see Adrian Sampson start for Texas against KC’s RHP Brad Keller, is actually the last game of this series. First pitch in Sunday’s for real finale is scheduled for 2:05 pm CT.