Rangers Rally To Beat Rockies

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ARLINGTON, Texas — Jose Trevino had an uncanny feeling as he stood in the on-deck circle on Sunday, waiting his chance to come up as a pinch-hitter with the Rangers down one and the bases loaded and one out.

“I was talking to one of the security guards in the tunnel, and I said, ‘I have a funny feeling about this.’ I knew I was going to have help from an angel above,” Trevino said.

The angel was his dad, lost to the family in October 2014, the year Trevino was drafted out of Oral Roberts University.

ARLINGTON, TX - JUN 17: Texas Rangers pitcher Yovani Gallardo (49) during the game between the Colorado Rockies and Texas Rangers on June 17, 2018, at Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX. (Photo by George Walker/DFWsportsonline)

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ARLINGTON, TX - JUN 17: Texas Rangers pitcher Yovani Gallardo (49) during the game between the Colorado Rockies and Texas Rangers on June 17, 2018, at Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX. (Photo by George Walker/DFWsportsonline)

Perhaps with the help of that angel, Trevino got it done, blooping a walk-off two-run single into shallow left field in the bottom of the ninth, scoring Rougned Odor and Isiah Kiner-Falefa to give the Rangers a wild 13-12 victory over the Rockies at Globe Life Park.

Texas overcame two four-run deficits and scored four in the last frame off Wade Davis, who could not find the strike zone in a game that featured 25 hits and 10 walks, including four issued by the Colorado closer.

Jesse Chavez (3-1) earned the victory in relief for the Rangers, who have won two straight. Davis (0-2) suffered his fourth blown save.

“I knew if it got down to it, he wouldn’t let me down,” Trevino said.



It has been quite the week for the 25-year-old native of Corpus Christi, who made his Major League debut on Friday and got his first start on Saturday. And only a week ago, Trevino became a father himself.

“Pretty incredible week for the young man,” Banister said. “To become a father, a big-leaguer and play a significant role in a couple of wins … I think he’ll look back on his first few days in the big leagues and think of how special they really were.”

Down 5-1 in the sixth, the Rangers broke through with five runs on three hits, a walk and two Colorado errors. Jurickson Profar had two hits and four RBIs, including a three-run home run in the inning. Nomar Mazara, in his first game back after missing two straight with a sore left wrist, had two hits and three RBIs for Texas.

Gerardo Parra had three hits and four RBIs, one of eight Rockies hitters with an RBI. Trevor Story, local boy done good, from Irving, had a two-run home run in the ninth.

Offensively, Texas had very little to show early against right-hander Jon Gray, who struck out six of the first nine hitters he faced. Profar’s blast off of Gray was his eighth homer of the season and sixth in his last 27 games.

Another local boy done good was Yovani Gallardo, whose ideal Father’s Day would have included a homecoming victory in his first start of the season.

He’ll be happy with the consolation of a no-decision.

Gallardo, who was raised and still lives in nearby Fort Worth, began his second stint with the Rangers after pitching for them in 2015. He is now winless in 12 career starts after giving up five runs on six hits and three walks while striking out four over five innings.

DJ LeMahieu, the leadoff hitter, drove Gallardo’s third pitch off the foul pole in left to put the Rockies up.

“I thought Yo threw the ball well,” manager Jeff Banister said. “It was similar to what we’ve seen in the past from Yo. He gave up a couple of soft hits, the walks are something not typical of Yo, but he managed the game and was able to give us some length.”