Eleven days had passed since Mike Minor's last throw on July 2 with the Rangers deciding to take an extra break. No appearance in the All-Star Game suited him better. rusty in his second-half start, he allowed four runs on seven hits and three walks in just five innings and 92 shots.
The Astros hit the ball out of Minor pretty much all from start to finish. It could have been worse if he had not started collecting strikeouts later in his game. Minor finished with seven Ks, but the four innings allowed have been the biggest for Minor since his debut in Oakland in late April.
Fortunately for the Rangers, while their best starter was trying to regain his form, the Astros looked terrible on the field as they made three mistakes leading to two unmasked Ranger races. Of course, not to be outdone, Logan Forsythe started a double game at the top of the sixth inning, which allowed Houston to score.
Texas was able to muster only six hits in total, but was supported by three solo circuits, including two against Shin-Soo Choo and Danny Santana, while Delino DeShields tied the game. in the bottom of the seventh.
The battle lasted until the eleventh inning, when the Astros finally managed to break through the attack with two passes from Brett Martin and an exchange in the bottom of the inning ended a short race.
Player of the match: Shin-Soo Choo opened tonight's game with a home run, as he did last night, while his ability to lead the heats successfully remains mysterious, even though he is 37 years old. Choo was also hit by a throw because he is still Shin-Soo Choo. Happy birthday, Shin-Soo!
following: The Rangers and Astros finish their set on Sunday as the Rangers are still looking to win the series, while Houston are aiming for a division. RHP Ariel Jurado will start for Texas against RHP Justin Verlander for Houston. The first launch from Arlington is scheduled for 14:05.