While the end result of what happened at Globe Life Park on Friday night wasn’t what they wanted with an extra-innings loss to their in-state rival Texas Rangers, they were still able to punch their postseason ticket after the Los Angeles Angels lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-5.
How It Happened:
The Rangers struck first with a solo shot out to center field from Sam Huff in the bottom of the second. However, George Springer tied things up in the fifth with a line-drive RBI triple to left field that was negated by another solo shot by Huff in the bottom frame.
Alex Bregman tied it up though in the sixth with a solo shot to left center field, his second home run in as many games. Yuli Gurriel gave the Astros a 3-2 lead in the eighth with a well-hit ground ball, scoring Jose Altuve. However, the Rangers got it to extra innings in the ninth when Ronald Guzman hit a home run on a 2-2 count with two outs.
Bregman gave Houston the lead right back in the 10th with a sac fly that scored Altuve, making it a 4-3 ballgame. The Rangers then put together a pair of runs courtesy of a sac fly by Nick Solak, which was followed by a good hit from Joey Gallo that allowed Isiah Kiner-Falefa to beat the throw to home plate in time to take the second game of the series 4-3.
Next Up: Saturday vs Rangers; First Pitch at 6:05 pm