Joey Gallo was 1-for-2 with a 2-run home run (32), Shin-Soo Choo was 2-for-3 with a double and Nomar Mazara was 3-for-5 and the Texas Rangers (54-59) defeated the New York Mets 5-1 in New York Tuesday. The Rangers split the series with the Mets 1-game-to-one.
The winning pitcher for Texas was Martin Perez. Perez pitched 8 innings allowing only 3 hits, striking out 5, walking none and giving up only 1 run.
With the victory, Texas moves to 3 ½ games back of the second wild card playoff spot in the American League..
The Rangers are off Thursday and they’ll return to Texas for a 3-game series against the Houston Astros on Friday.
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