ARLINGTON, Texas – Corey Seager had three hits, including a two-run homer, and John Gray earned his first start against his former club as the Texas Rangers defeated the Colorado Rockies 11-5 on Saturday.
The surprising Rangers (28-17), who lead the AL West, are 11 games over. 500, which hasn’t happened this season.
Texas, seeking its first season with a surplus record since 2016, is just one win away from the franchise record through the first 45 games.
The team with the best earned run average in the majors (6.2) shook off Kyle Freeland (4-5) in two innings, scoring four times in each. Freeland, who pitched six scoreless innings on Sunday to defeat Philadelphia on her 30th birthday, allowed five earned runs and nine hits without striking out.
Seeger’s home run, his second of the season, sent the ball 423 feet from home plate to center field to give Texas a 10-run lead.
Gray (4-2), who spent his first seven seasons with Colorado and signed with Texas in December 2021, allowed one run and five hits over five innings on 93 pitches, striking out six and striking out two.
For the Rockies, Venezuelan Elias Diaz went 4–0 with one run, Harold Casto went 4–2 with two RBI, Ezequiel Tovar went 4–1.
For the Rangers, Cuban Adolis Garcia drove in two runs and went 4–1 with one RBI. Dominican Ezequiel Durán went 3–2 with two runs and two RBI, Leoni Taveras 3–1. Venezuela Sandy Leon 4-0.