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47-40 - Rougie, Rangers ignite the fireworks in 9-3 win over Angels

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Perhaps it’s fate that today is the Fourth of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom. Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution… but from annihilation. We’re fighting for our right to live. To exist. And should we win the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day when the world declared in one voice: We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We’re going to live on! We’re going to survive! Today we celebrate our Independence Day!

MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

This series between the Rangers and Angels was extremely difficult for a multitude of reasons and I’m just glad it’s over and the losing streak is finished and the Rangers are triumphant winners again.

Lance Lynn gave up a solo HR to Mike Trout in the game’s first frame, and also saw Mike Trout start a two-out run-scoring rally in the top of the third, but beyond the endlessly difficult task of navigating the treacherous Mike Trout seas, Lynn was pretty good tonight.

Overall, the AL’s fWAR leader allowed just the two runs on nine hits but didn’t walk anyone and stuck out five Angels in seven innings pitched.

Perhaps more important than Lynn still being 2019 Lynn, the offense got going after a bit of a dry spell over the last week or so as they tagged nine runs on the Angels tonight. Nomar Mazara led the way with four hits in his five at-bats but everyone in the lineup collected at least one hit except for Asdrubal Cabrera but he drew a couple of walks himself.

Player of the Game:

Rougned Odor:

Also, Rougned Odor:

Up Next: The Rangers head up to Minnesota to take on the AL Central leading Twins for the final series of the first half before the All-Star break and wouldn’t you know it, the first pitcher they’ll see if old friend Martin Perez. Adrian Sampson will make the start for Texas in Friday night’s opener. The first pitch from Target Field is scheduled for 7:10 pm CT.