Rangers overcome three-run deficit, beat Cardinals 4-3
ST. LOUIS (AP) Ian Desmond drove in a run with a sacrifice fly to cap a two-run ninth-inning rally and the Texas Rangers overcame a late three-run deficit to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 on Saturday.
Texas has five straight victories and won its franchise-record ninth consecutive series - the Rangers beat the Cardinals 1-0 on Friday to begin the three-game set.
The Rangers scored twice in each of the eighth and ninth innings.
In the ninth, closer Trevor Rosenthal (2-2) hit Robinson Chirinos to load the bases, and then Kevin Siegrist walked Shin-Soo Choo and allowed Desmond's fly ball to left.
Jake Diekman got his second save in as many chances. Shawn Tolleson (1-2) pitched a scoreless eighth to get the win.
Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing four hits and a walk. He struck out four and has a 1.23 ERA over his past four starts.