Texas Rangers are coming out strong this season given that they are having the most of runs. On Friday night, they managed 19 hits and nine homers.
Rangers frustrated Astros efforts to comeback in what seems like their best night. They had five unanswered runs over the three final innings that left Astros bullpen in ruins.
Astros Robert Osuna and George Springer were having hard time when they missed having any grab. Springer watched as Elvis Andrus race home and sealed Rangers 9-8 walk off.
Astros manager A.J. Hinch accepted the fact that they could not keep the Rangers from scoring.
In the seventh innings, Astros had a go-ahead hits, Yuli Gurriel, Yordan Alvarez and Jose Altuve put Astros back to lead.
Tyler Whites made a two-run single which covered the three-run sixth inning. Alvarez went 3-for-3 with two RBIs. In the seventh inning, Cole helped the bullpen have the 8-4 lead. Will Harris went 0-2 but fell behind 3-2 to Rangers catcher Tim Federowicz. Harris went ahead and put two more runners on the base.
Reliever No.3 Hector Rondon gave up two-run homer to Ronald Guzman are he couldn’t protect a two-run lead in the eighth.
This was the second game in which Astros lost after the seventh innings. The loss is a reminder that Astros offensive needs improvement.
Cole started the second half by allowing three runs, this was something unexpected and may have led to their defeat.