So after all that, who would have thought it would be Pedro Payano that would stop the bleeding?
Who would have thought it would be Rougned Odor that was the offensive hero?
It takes a village to raise a child, and it takes contributions from the lowest wrungs of the lineup to stop an eight-game losing streak.
It doesn’t matter that this was against the lowly Seattle Mariners. A W is a W. Especially when it followed eight Ls.
The trick now is to sustain it. And, apparently, just to hit a lot of home runs.
The Rangers relied on four home runs last night. They last time they won a game, back on July 12, was the last time they hit four home runs in a game.
A W is a W. Now, can they put up another one?
Mike Minor (8-5, 2.86) vs. Mike Leake (8-8, 4.29)
Game time: 2:40