ARLINGTON, Texas — The Texas Rangers staved off a three-run rally from the New York Mets in the top of the ninth to win 10-8 Tuesday night at Globe Life Park in Arlington.
Shortstop Elvis Andrus extended his consecutive games with a hit streak to 11 games, matching the longest such hit streak by a Ranger in 2017.
Texas starting pitcher Dillon Gee lasted 3.1 innings against his former team of six seasons. The Cleburne, Texas native hurled two strikeouts, but allowed four runs on eight hits and walked four batters.
The Mets struck first blood when Lucas Dida hit an RBI single to right field to score Michael Conforto and establish a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning.
Texas struck back with Adrian Beltre grounding into a force out that managed to allow Shin-Soo Choo enough time to cross home plate and tie the game 1-1 in the bottom of the first.
In the top of the second, Juan Lagares homered for the Mets to give New York a 2-1 lead.
In the bottom of the second, Jared Hoying grounded out and allowed Jonathan Lucroy to score and tie the game back up at 2-2. The Rangers took their first lead of the game when Delino DeShields hit a sacrifice fly that allowed Rougned Odor to tag third and score with Texas leading 3-2.
In the top of the third inning, Asdrubal Cabrera hit a solo shot home run to tie the game for the Mets, and then Neil Walker hit his eighth home run of the year to give New York a 4-3 lead.
Joey Gallo hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the third inning that scored Beltre and gave the Rangers the lead again with a 5-4 score.
.@JoeyGallo24 hits balls far.
This one also went extremely high.
— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) June 7, 2017
A wild pitch from Jacob deGrom in the bottom of the fourth inning gave Hoying enough margin to steal home and give the Rangers an insurance run with a 6-4 lead. Andrus then grounded into a double play, but DeShields managed to score and give Texas a 7-4 lead. The Rangers finished the inning with Nomar Mazara hit a fly ball deep to right field over the wall for a dinger and an 8-4 Rangers lead.
Texas wasn’t finished. In the bottom of the sixth inning, Choo grounded out and Hoying scored to give Texas a 9-4 lead. Mazara then hit an RBI single and DeShields scored to make the score 10-4 Rangers.
New York’s Jay Bruce grounded out to Gallo at third base, but Lagares scored to chip a sliver away from the Rangers’ lead 10-5 in the top of the eighth.
The Mets hit two home runs in the top of the ninth inning off of ninth-inning reliever Matt Bush. Curtis Granderson hit a two-run homer that scored Wilmer Flores and brought the Mets within three at 10-7. Then, Travis d’Arnaud hit a fly ball deep to center field that brought New York within two at 10-8.
Austin Bibens-Dirkx gets his first win for the Rangers after going 1.2 innings and giving up just two hits.