Marcus Semien launches a three-run homer to tie the game at 6-6.


That’s what yesterday’s 7-6 come from behind win over the first place Minnesota Twins represented. Hope.

Imagine what this team can do when Marcus Semien and Corey Seager carry the offense as they did yesterday and, really, the day before that, too.

In Game 82 of the season, Semien and Seager hit back-to-back home runs for the first time. They sparked a huge four-run rally right after Texas gave Minnesota six runs.

Semien went 2-for-4 with a walk, four RBIs and two runs scored. Seager went 2-for-3 with two walks, one RBI and one run scored.

But it was their home runs in the fourth that ended it for the Twins.

After Kole Calhoun, who had hit a three-run homer in the second to put the Rangers up 3-0, flew out to start the bottom of the fourth, Leody Taveras singled, then Charlie Culberson doubled.

Marcus Semien stepped up and launched a home run so deep and so obvious, the left fielder didn’t even bother to move. That made it 6-6.

Two pitches later, Corey Seager deposited a ball into the bullpen and the Rangers had a 7-6 lead.

When the Twins tied it in the eighth, Semien tripled to score Taveras, then came in to score himself. The Ranger won 9-7 in a thrilling back and forth game that saw lots of offense. Lots of lead changes. Lots of drama.

Mainly, lots of hope for what the Rangers could be.