The Texas Rangers scored two runs and the Baltimore Orioles scored five runs.
Finally blessed with a game where C.J. Nitkowski couldn’t pollute me ears, I settled in to watch the Rangers attempt to extend their winning streak to four games and move back to .500 on the season before BS Southwest switch over to a Mavs game an hour in without warning.
Oh well, I didn’t want to see my favorite team wearing truck stop gift shop hats anyway.
Regardless of my personal ability to enjoy tonight’s game, starter Mike Foltynewicz allowed five runs in five innings and the Rangers didn’t bring their bats back with them from Tampa.
Player of the Game: David Dahl hit his first dinger of the season — his first with the Rangers — to break up a Jorge Lopez no-hitter in the bottom of the fifth. Nick Solak followed with his third homer of the season to account for both the Rangers’ runs on the evening.
Also of note: Kolby Allard threw three spotless innings with five strikeouts and he continues to stake his claim on a spot in the bullpen.
Up Next: The Rangers and O’s will reconvene tomorrow night with RHP Dane Dunning set to make the start for Texas against RHP Dean Kremer for Baltimore.
Saturday’s first pitch from The Shed is scheduled for 6:05 pm CT and can possibly be viewed on Bally Sports Southwest assuming they don’t start airing tennis or a Stars game mid-pitch or remove their channel from the scant remaining platforms that carry it.