Lance Lynn strikes out 11 through seven innings, beating the Astros 5-0.

Death. Taxes. Lance Lynn wins at home.

Three things in life are inevitable.

Lance Lynn has now started ten games at the Ballpark. He is 8-0 at home. The Rangers have won 9 of the ten games. The game they lost was in early June against Oakland. He came out with a 3-2 lead. Shelby Miller gave up the tying run. Jose Leclerc gave up the losing runs. 

Last night was about as close as it got to a must win game. To come out of the gate with a loss after stumbling to the finish line would have set a really bad tone.

As it was, they came out strong in the first and never let up.

Lance Lynn shut out one of the elite teams in baseball when he didn’t have his best stuff.

Every Lance Lynn start is something to look forward to the second half of the season.

Unlike death and taxes.



Gerrit Cole (9-5, 3.09) vs. Jesse Chavez (3-4, 3.30)

Game time: 7:05