Season record: 17-30
Week 8 record: 4-3
Series record: 4-9, 2 split
The Rangers had a winning home stand! A series win against the Angels and a split against Oakland brings the Rangers season record to 17-30 but more importantly it brings them to 13-13 at their new ballpark.
They’ve now finished their season series against Oakland Athletics with a 3-7 record.
The Rangers also went a streak against Oakland of hitting multi-run homers. Before Rougned Odor’s two-run homer in the eight inning on Friday, the Rangers had hit 18 consecutive solo home runs. Both Rougie and Guzman hit homers in Saturday’s first game, a three-run and a two-run respectively. Gallo hit a solo home run in game two, however that was the only Texas run to score. On Sunday, Derek Dietrich hit a solo home run, later in the game Rougie hit three-run homer and then Jeff Mathis hit a two-run home run.
Elvis Andrus went back on IL for a back strain after game one of Saturday’s double header, Jose Trevino was also put on IL for his wrist strain and Scott Heineman was brought back from the Alternate site.
Sam Huff and Sherten Apostel both made their MLB debut this week, making them the fourth and fifth Rangers to come up to the Majors this year having not played higher than single A.
With Monday being Texas’s final off-day of the year, they will close out this season with nine game road trip, going to Houston and Los Angeles this week and then Arizona for the start of next week, before finishing the year with a four game series at home against the Astros.