I went to bed sometime in the 7th inning Tuesday night. I fell asleep quickly but had the Rangers game on. I awoke when I heard Eric Nadel calling Leonys Martin’s walk-off three-run home run. I smiled and promptly went back to sleep. I was relieved to check the scores this morning and see I didn’t dream that.
And Adrian Beltre kept the magic going tonight with the team’s third consecutive walk-off home run. Unbelievable.
Martin Perez probably would have liked to see a little more offense earlier in the game. In his longest outing of the season, Perez tossed 7.1 innings, allowing just one run (a solo home run by Josh Hamilton) on four hits and two walks.
But at that point, the Rangers had only put one run on the board (a solo home run by Nelson Cruz). They botched a few more opportunities to move runners around the base paths (ahem – bunts – ahem), but managed to finally break the 1-1 tie in the first at bat in the bottom of the 9th.
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