Leonys Martin pointed to the dugout and raced toward first base with his teammates charging out.
He had done it again. He had another walk-off hit and another memorable night in his young career.
Martin lined a two-out single up the middle in the ninth inning to score Alex Rios from third and lift the Texas Rangers to a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night.
It was the sixth walk-off victory for the Rangers this season two of them coming on hits by Martin. He homered to end a game against the Angels on July 30 for his first walk-off knock but had a different approach this time when he stepped to the plate with the bases loaded.
“I wasn’t looking for a homer. I was looking for a pitch to hit” said Martin who snapped an 0-for-10 skid with the single. “I stayed within myself and tried to get a hit anywhere. The key is to win the game.”
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