Kolby Allard allowed two earned runs in 5 1⁄3 innings and also struck out nine Tigers as he ran his pitch count up to 90 offerings. That’s the good news. The bad news is he allowed five runs total on five hits, two walks, and was the victim of an extremely costly hiccup at first base by Nate Lowe in a five-run outburst by Detroit.
None of it ultimately mattered, however, as the Rangers couldn’t get anything going at the plate for much of the evening until Joey Gallo and Jonah Heim went back-to-back with two-out home runs in the ninth.
Player of the Game: Gallo, of course.
The dinger gave Gallo his team-leading 21st big fly of the season.
Up Next: More Rangers baseball against the Tigers with RHP Dane Dunning next up for Texas against RHP Jose Urena for Detroit. Tuesday night’s contest from The Shed is scheduled for 7:05 pm CT.