The Texas Rangers talked before their game Saturday about how they didn't need new right fielder Alex Rios to be their savior as he takes over for suspended slugger Nelson Cruz.
Rios ended saving his new team anyway in his debut.
Rios tied the game with an RBI triple in the eighth inning and scored the go-ahead run to help the Rangers to a 5-4 comeback victory over the Houston Astros.
''I came here to try to contribute in any way possible and take advantage of everything that I'm given,'' said Rios, who fills the hole left when Cruz was suspended for 50 games in the Biogenesis investigation. ''Tonight was a good game. We came up with some big hits.''
One of the biggest was a two-run homer by Elvis Andrus as the Rangers extended their winning streak to a season-high six games.
Rios, who was acquired from the Chicago White Sox on Friday, tripled off reliever Lucas Harrell (5-13) in the eighth inning to tie it after a double by A.J. Pierzynski. Rios then slid feet first into home ...