Rangers overcome three-run deficit, beat Cardinals 4-3

BY foxsports • June 18, 2016

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.

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