The Texas Rangers simply have had the Houston Astros number over the past two seasons, especially in Arlington. That continued on Friday night as the Rangers won 10-8.
The Astros offense did it’s best effort to overcome the Rangers’ seven-run fourth inning by scoring five runs in the seventh and eighth inning — but it wasn’t enough.
Alex Bregman put the Astros up early with a solo home run in the first. Jose Altuve’s base running and a sacrifice fly from Evan Gattis added a second run.
But that early was whipped away by a throwing error by Alex Bregman plated two runs for the Rangers.
The wheels fell off for Doug Fister in the fourth inning. Ten Rangers came to the plate and seven runs scored — including home runs from Carlos Beltran, Rougned Odor and Jonathan Lucroy.
Jason Castro started the trek for the Astros back into the game with a solo home run in the fifth. But a bases-loaded walk pushed another Ranger run across to keep the advantage at seven runs.
Bregman tripled in two runs for the Astros in seven and scored on a fielding error.
Tyler White added two more runs in eight with a double to left, but it was not enough.
The Astros are now two games back of the Tigers and Orioles in the Wild Card.