Rangers Sweep Astros in Exhibition FinaleApril 20, 2021
The Texas Rangers’ offensive juggernaut continued its roll over the Houston Astros to win the final game in their Alternate Training Site series. The Rangers mustered 11 hits, 4 doubles and a home run in route to the 8-4 victory.
Texas opened the scoring in their half of the first inning on an RBI single by Anderson Tejeda.
Houston responded in the next inning with a single by Lorenzo Quintana followed by a two-run home run by Colton Shaver.
The Rangers followed with a flurry in the bottom of the second. Texas led-off with a Carl Chester double and a Diosbel Arias single. Chester scored from third on a ground-out by Frainyer Chaves. Delino DeShields’ double placed two runners in scoring position. Arias scored on a Tejeda single. Charles Leblanc brough home the fourth run of the inning on a sacrifice fly.
LeBlanc continued his RBI run with a fifth inning double scoring Jason Martin. Chester added his second homer in as many nights to give the Rangers a 7-1 lead.
The Astros attempted a ninth inning comeback with a 2-run home run by Jose Siri, but the rally ended there.
Blake Bass earned the win for the Rangers, pitching 3 innings of scoreless, hitless relief. Starting Astros pitcher Austin Henson endured the loss, allowing 5 runs on 6 hits in 2.2 innings.