Rangers activate Ross for season debut, add Napoli, Gomez

Olive Rios
June 18, 2017

Beltre and Rougned Odor then scored on a single by Jonathan Lucroy as Texas took a 5-1 lead. In the third, Seattle made it 5-1.

That big bottom of the sixth ended any Seattle momentum from the top of the frame.

Following Friday night's 10-4 win in the series opener, the Rangers have their first back-to-back double-digit scoring games of the season.

It marked the second consecutive game for Texas to reach double figures, a first for the season. With Yovani Gallardo set to face Martin Perez in the pitching matchup, the over/under now sits at 11 runs. Odor homered to open the inning, Napoli hit his second blast two batters later and Choo added another two-run homer to extend the lead to 10-4.

Despite a lot of ugly baseball lately, the struggling Seattle Mariners are still only three games back in the Wild Card race. They hit four or more homers in a game for the third time in "17".

NATIONALS 7, METS 2: Max Scherzer struck out 10 over eight masterful innings to reach double digits for the fifth straight start and limited the Mets to four hits, leading Washington at NY.

Adrian Beltre's single in the Texas first was career hit No. 2,957, giving him sole possession of 33rd place. Since oddsmakers expect this game to be a shootout with a run total of 11 runs, the pitching matchup is basically a coin toss. Perhaps a little bit of a hiccup in the sixth inning, but the bullpen prevented a comeback attempt by the Mariners. The offense couldn't catch up, the bullpen couldn't keep the team close, and the Mariners ended up losing for the seventh time in 10 games. Perez gave up seven hits but issued just one walk and struck out five. Four players had multiple hits.

The Rangers have now won seven of their last eight games while Seattle fell to 2-4 on their road trip.

Perez watched his winless streak extended to four outings following last Saturday's no-decision in Washington, yielding two runs on seven hits while fanning five across five innings. Seems like Napoli is feeling no ill effects.

Roughed Odor and Shin-Soo Chin also homered for the Rangers. They hit three homers in the sixth inning for the third time since the start of the 2014 season. Elvis Andrus had 76 hits, 39 runs and 36 RBI coming into the weekend; Nomar Mazara had 64 hits, 28 runs and 44 RBI.

He appeared in the Majors with both Boston (two games) and Minnesota (15 games) in 2016, posting a combined 0-1, 11.34 mark in 17 games. Righty Yu Darvish will get the start on the bump with first pitch scheduled for 2:05 p.m.at the Globe. Then comes the Los Angeles Angels (36-36), Baltimore Orioles (33-34), Detroit Tigers (32-35), Kansas City Royals (32-35), and Toronto Blue Jays (32-35).

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