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48-42 - With Odor blast, Rangers salvage first half finale win in Minnesota

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The Rangers finish the first half with a satisfying 4-1 win in extras

MLB: Texas Rangers at Minnesota Twins David Berding-USA TODAY Sports

Today’s game was kind of like the first half as a whole for the Texas Rangers. It was frustrating at times and yet, the Rangers never relented. Joey Gallo did a little bit of everything (contrary to what folks have been told of his skillset) with his loud tools. And in the end — thanks this time to a Rougned Odor oppo three-run blast in the 11th inning — the Rangers surprised a team they weren’t favored to beat.

The Rangers have done that more often than not in the first half this season and it’s been a good time.

Player of the Game: Hnnng...

Up Next: The Rangers will have the next three days off for the All-Star break before starting a four-game series in Houston beginning on Thursday to open the season’s second half. Also, Gallo will probably swat a pinch hit 537 ft home run off Kirby Yates to give the AL a lead in the eighth inning of an eventual win on Tuesday night. George Springer will win the game’s MVP award, of course.