Borbon helps Rangers win slugfest
Now he’s starting to add power to his game.
Borbon hit two of Texas’ four homers,
Borbon now has three homers in 70 major league at-bats this season after hitting just nine in 1,091 career minor league at-bats.
“He’s capable of doing that,”
The two teams combined for six homers and 29 hits and scored half of the 20 runs after the sixth inning.
The two homers for Borbon ended a 5 for 33 skid (.152) that spanned 11 games. He is still batting .329 this year.
“I’m kind of surprised, I’m not going to lie,” he said of the recent power surge. “It’s just putting up good swings. They weren’t bombs, they were driven balls. That’s what happens when you make solid contact.”
It was the first run Perez allowed since Chicago’s
“He’s done a tremendous job for us, but not today,”
He entered the day second to Perez with a consecutive scoreless innings streak of 19 2-3 innings. He extended that streak to 20 1-3 innings before Hafner ended that with a solo homer in the seventh.
“He’s only human,” Washington said of Feliz, who had retired 18 consecutive batters before Tuesday. “I don’t think I can remember any pitcher that came to the big leagues and had a 0.00 ERA. He’s going to give up something.”
Texas began the day 2 1/2 games behind Boston in the
An estimated crowd of less than 1,000 witnessed the start of the first game. Monday’s rainout pushed the start time up two hours, impacting the late-arriving crowd.