Andy Ibanez hit a two-run homer and the Texas Rangers defeated the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday 7-4 in a four-game split, avoiding the 100th defeat at least a day.
Adolis Garcia made two hits and ran for Texas. He set a club rookie record on a total of 256 bases.
The Rangers finished with 24-57, the lowest win rate away from home since 22-59 in 1973.
“It’s clear that we had a hard time and had a tough road trip,” said Texas manager Chris Woodward. “If you plan to compete throughout the season, you have to play better on the streets.”
Anthony Santander and Pedro Severino faced the Rangers 4-3 and welcomed the Orioles, who won the first season series since 2017.
Baltimore fell to AL’s worst 50-106, competing with Arizona for the top pick in next year’s amateur draft, to 176-364 in the last four seasons.
Rangers relief player Jharel Cotton (2-0) allowed one hit in a 12/3 no-scoring inning.
After Severino hit a two-run homer from Kolby Allard in the ninth inning and walked Jahmai Jones two outs, Joe Barlow hit Ryan McKenna with a ninth save with ten chances.
Ibanez gave the Rangers a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning, hitting a two-run home run from left-handed John Means (6-8). He threw 108 balls, the second highest this season.
“It wasn’t a very sharp outing,” Means said. “I wasn’t moving forward. The change-up was good early on, but I lost it late.”
Santander’s two-run homer has scored in the lower half of Dane Dunning since returning from the COVID-19 injured list on September 10, marking his fourth appearance and second start. rice field. 42/3 innings.
“Today wasn’t as efficient as it used to be, but it’s definitely heading in the right direction,” Danning said.
Texas regained the lead in the 5th inning with Garcia’s RBI double and hit a go-ahead double in the 5th inning. Leody Taveras led Eric Hanhold’s single in 7th place, taking 2nd place and scoring in Isiah Kiner-Falefa’s single.
Willie Calhoun greeted Fernando Abad with a two-run triple, scoring two outs in the eighth inning and scoring with Charlie Culberson’s single.
“The Orioles didn’t shift me at all in this series, which makes a lot of sense to me because I say I can use the entire field,” Calhorn said.
Baltimore’s Austin Hays finished 11 consecutive hits 3-0 on a walk.
Garcia is the eighth rookie in MLB history, with at least 30 home runs, 80 RBIs and 10 stolen bases in a season. The first seven players to achieve that feat won the Rookie of the Year Award.
Orioles: RHP Chris Ellis left the match on Saturday night with shoulder pain. Ellis also postponed the start on Tuesday due to arm fatigue. Brandon Hyde said Ellis could be closed this season. … OF Cedric Mullins was removed from the lineup for two consecutive days due to the tightness of the hamstring, but entered the force out as a substitute for the seventh time.
Rangers: RHP AJ Alexy (2-1, 5.00 ERA) will play Angels at home on Tuesday. Alexy allowed 10 runs and 10 walks at 12.86 ERA on his last two outings (7 innings).
Orioles: LHP Bruce Zimmermann (4-4, 4.83 ERA) will face the Red Sox on Tuesday. Zimmerman has not pitched to the Orioles since June 13 due to an ankle injury.