Astros vs Rangers – Match Recap – May 23, 2021
ARLINGTON, Texas – – Adolis García’s field single scored automatic racer Nick Solak in the 10th inning, giving the Texas Rangers a 3-2 victory over the Houston Astros and a sweep of their Texas rivals on Sunday .
It was the second hit at the end of the game in the 10th in the series for García after a three-run homerun in Game 1. He also went deep twice in Saturday’s 8-4 win.
The series was a strong Rangers response to a 1-9 streak that included a four-game sweep by the Astros last weekend in Houston.
Solak took third place on Nate Lowe’s ground-out and scored on García’s hard field in the middle with the infield. Jose Altuve made a diving save, but the desperate second baseman’s shot didn’t come close to home plate.
After giving up Altuve’s second single to put the runners into the no-indent corners at the top of the 10th, John King (5-3) yanked Carlos Correa out, took out Alex Bregman and sent Michael Brantley flying. .
Houston’s closest, Ryan Pressly (2-1), was on for a second inning after throwing a perfect ninth.
Mike Foltynewicz pitched seven scoreless innings but missed out on his first win in nearly a month when the Texas reliever box couldn’t secure an eighth inning lead for the second time in the series.
Altuve’s eighth single extended the longest streak in the majors this season to 17 games and was one of Josh Sborz’s three to load the bases.
Lefty Brett Martin replaced Sborz, and his first pitch to Brantley went to the backstop, allowing Jason Castro to score Houston’s first inning. Brantley’s grounder even got the Astros at 2-2.
Neither team had a hit until the fourth inning, and he was scoreless in the fifth when Astros starter Cristian Javier scored three straight batters with one out to give the right-hander a record six. in career.
After Javier pulled Solak out, manager Dusty Baker went to Brooks Raley for a left-handed left-hander game with Nate Lowe. A full count slider right next to the plate brought in Brock Holt.
Solak had an RBI brace in the seventh for a 2-0 lead in Texas.
Foltynewicz allowed three hits. Javier gave up just one hit in 4 2/3 innings – the single with a Lowe put out in the fourth – and struck out five.
Astros: RHP José Urquidy (right shoulder discomfort) could go to rehab in the middle of this week after another bullpen session on Sunday. … Downpour in Triple-A Sugar Land pushed rehabilitation scheduled to Sunday for LHP Framber Valdez (left index finger broken) and Monday for RHP Jake Odorizzi (right forearm strain).
Rangers: RHP Hunter Wood could head to the injured list after leaving Saturday’s game with stiff right elbow, but not until Tuesday. The Rangers missed a pitcher on Sunday.
Astros: RHP Zack Greinke (4-1, 3.77 ERA) is set for Tuesday’s opening of a two-game home series against the Dodgers. The Astros face Clayton Kershaw (Tuesday) and Trevor Bauer (Wednesday).
Rangers: LHP Hyeon-Jong Yang (0-1, 3.38 ERA) is set for his third career start in the majors on Tuesday at the Los Angeles Angels. Texas have a six-game losing streak on the road.