TEXAS RANGERS VS. BOSTON RED SOX

Texas Rangers Win the Series at Globe Life Field

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Addison Wiley, Staff Writer

In just their second four-game series of the season, the Texas Rangers clinch their second four game series win. With impressive play both offensively and defensively, the Rangers show their skills at home in Arlington, Texas. While they let up quite a few runs during the series and had a few close calls, these players stepped up to the challenge against this skilled Boston team. With RBI’s, home runs, and taking advantage of errors, this Texas team showed that they shouldn’t be underestimated offensively. Even with struggles in the bullpen, the Rangers managed to snare the win in this series, breaking the Red Sox 7 series win streak.

 

Game 1:

In the first game of this series, pitching for the Rangers was Kyle Gibson and on the mound for the Red Sox was Martin Perez, who is a former Ranger himself. With offensive plays such as home runs, singles, and doubles, the Rangers stepped up their game tonight letting up only one run on a double by Rafael Devers. Otherwise, this game was a great example of the Rangers skills both offensively and defensively.  

 

Game 2:

After a great show yesterday, everyone expected this game to be similar. Well, no one told that to Red Sox slugger J.D Martinez, who crushed two homers at Globe Life Field. That was just the beginning. Against Rangers new acquire Kohei Arihara, the Red Sox got a total of 4 home runs, the two by Martinez, and one by both Rafael Devers and Xander Bogaerts. With 3 walks, an error, and many hits, the Red Sox showed their prowess during this game. The Rangers had some offensive plays too. With an RBI single by Brock Holt and a total of 6 hits, the Rangers didn’t let the Red Sox win without a fight. Sadly, their efforts were not enough to win against Red Sox pitcher Nathan Eovaldi, resulting in a Rangers loss.

 

Game 3:

In the second to last game of the series, the pitchers were Jordan Lyles for the Rangers and Eduardo Rodriguez for the Red Sox. With home runs by Willie Calhoun, Isaiah Kiner-Falefa, and Hunter Renfroe, this game was impressive offensively on both sides. For the Rangers, they had two homers and 13 hits, while the Red Sox had 1 home run and 12 hits. I think you can tell who won this game. The Rangers won it 8-6 for their 12th win of the season.

 

Game 4:

In the closing game of this series, a lot of things happen. Between homers by Rangers player Isaiah Kiner-Falefa and Red Sox player Xander Bogaerts, as well as 9 hits for each team, this game has offensive plays as well as a bit of drama when Joey Gallo got struck out by Darwinzon Herndandez. This argument resulted in both Joey Gallo and Rangers manager Chris Woodward being ejected from the game. In the end, the Rangers still won 5-3 which resulted in the Rangers winning the series over the Red Sox, bringing the Ranger’s record to 13-16.

 

After taking a poll of iUP students, 40% of the students watched any of the games this series. Only 80% wanted the Rangers to win. With a school that is in all of Texas and all over the world, it makes sense that not everyone in the school is a Rangers fan, or even a baseball fan. Nevertheless, baseball is a huge part of many Americans lives, and Rangers fans or not, many of us enjoy the sport itself.

 

As the series closes, the Texas Rangers end their home stand to move on to Target Field in Minneapolis to play yet another four game series against the Twins. Hopefully they will be just as successful as this series, but only time will tell. Until then, remember that anything can happen in baseball.

 

Sources:

MLB App, Game Highlight Videos, April 29- May 2 (Its an app so I can’t post the link)