Nothing has been more painful then watch in the Astros unable to find the answers or breaks to win against the Rangers or at Globe Life Park over the last season and a half. With the help of Doug Fister, George Springer, and Jose Altuve the Astros picked up their first win in 12 tries at the Rangers home and the first win in eight tries in 2016 aginst the Rangers with a 3-1 win.
One of the things that have been consistent throughout the Rangers dominance has been Texas getting the early momentum on the board. George Springer made sure that the Rangers weren't the first to put a run. Springer blasted a leadoff home run off Yu Darvish, blasting a pitch over the high wall in right field.
On the other end, Doug Fister allowed the Rangers to get a hit or two early but work around each jam nicely. The Rangers picked up a run in the third inning after Bobby Wilson and Rougned Odor opened the inning with singles. Wilson took third on Odor's hit and Odor moved to second on the throw to third. Ian Desmond grounded out to second, allowing Wilson to score. Fister retired Nomar Mazara and Adrain Beltre to end the inning and limit the damage.
The key hit for the Astros had been waiting for came in the seven innings. Marwin Gonzalez led off the inning with a single and moved to second on George Springer single, putting two runners on with one out. Altuve stepped to the plate and ripped a ball down the line that kicked off the wall and back into left field. The ricochet allowed both Gonzalez and Springer to score.
Michael Feliz capped off that score with a 1-2-3 inning in the bottom of the seven after Fister's six innings of work. The Rangers threatened in the eighth, with two on and out. Pat Neshek induced a double play from Elvis Andrus to end the inning.
Will Harris picked up his second save of the season by retiring Mitch Moreland, Bobby Wilson, and Rougned Odor on a strikeout.