The scoreless streak is over but it wasn’t much better for Texas tonight as they still managed just four hits once again. At least they got that run to prevent a fourth consecutive shutout loss.
Rangers starter Dane Dunning gave up three runs in his 4 2⁄3 innings with two solo home runs, four hits, a walk, and two strikeouts in 72 pitches. All three of the runs that Dunning allowed came in, you guessed it, odd-numbered innings.
With the defeat, the Rangers added to the league’s longest active losing streak at seven games.
Player of the Game: Andy Ibanez did the impossible as his fifth inning RBI double plated Nathaniel Lowe to end the Rangers’ ghastly 27-inning scoreless skid.
Up Next: Now that the Rangers have scored a run, perhaps RHP Jordan Lyles can help Texas end their losing streak with a victory over RHP Matt Manning and Detroit tomorrow. Wednesday evening’s first pitch from Comerica Park is scheduled for 6:10 pm CT.