It’s not over until it’s over. The Padres pushed through a late game rally to beat the Texas Rangers 3-2 on Tuesday night from Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. Every run scored by the Friars came in the eighth inning. Before that, it was all on Padres starter Tyson Ross. The righty pitched through six innings giving up two earned runs and striking out five batters. The run support came in the final stretch.
Wil Myers got the Padres on the board with an RBI double in to left field in the eighth inning. Travis Jankowski made it home and cut San Diego’s deficit 2-1. The next batter up was Christian Villanueva, who already had 37 recorded RBI this season. His sacrifice fly to left field made it 38 and brought in Eric Hosmer which tied the game at two runs apiece. Hunter Renfroe added the decisive run after an RBI double to left field in that same inning.
Brad Hand came in to close things out in the ninth inning and collected his 22nd save of the year.
The series finale is on Wednesday June 27 at 5:05 p.m. PST at Globe Life Park.