Brad Miller hit a two-run single in the tenth inning to give the Texas Rangers a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night.
Marcus Semien multiplied and had two hits for the Rangers, who have won a season-high four straight in the wake of clearing the two-game series with the Phillies.
Scratch Castellanos multiplied and had three hits for Philadelphia. The Phillies have lost four of five since a four-game series of wins.
Philadelphia’s Zack Wheeler and the Rangers’ Martin Perez each were heavenly in beginning jobs. Matt Bush (1-1) was given the success in the wake of getting the last out of the 10th.
Texas’ Adolis Garcia begun the additional edge on a respectable halfway point and went to third on Kole Calhoun’s flyout to profound right. After Mitch Garver strolled, squeeze sprinter Eli White took second. Special hitter Nick Solak struck out before Miller lined a 1-0 slider from Brad Hand (1-1) to right to score Garcia and White.
“He’s so coarse and gutty you realize you planned to get something out of him there,” Rangers director Chris Woodward said of Miller.
Joe Barlow surrendered a spat the lower part of the tenth on Odubel Herrera’s subbed in RBI groundout, however got his third save in as many possibilities.
It appeared as though the Phillies had gotten on the board in the 6th when Castellanos lined Perez’s most memorable pitch to right. A respectable starting point umpire Erich Bacchus flagged that it was a grand slam, however the call was toppled after a video survey showed a fan came to over the railing contacted the ball while it actually was in play.
Castellanos went to a respectable halfway point rather after the twofold, yet the inning finished when Bryce Harper followed with a flyout to left field.
The Phillies wrapped up with only six hits.
“We simply have a few people that aren’t actually tapping the manner in which I thoroughly consider they’re going to the course of the time,” Philadelphia chief Joe Girardi said. “We have a few people battling at present and we need to find an exit from it.”
Wheeler went 7 2/3 innings, surrendering six hits and getting seven strikeouts, bringing his ERA down to 4.10. Girardi was uproariously booed when he lifted last year’s NL Cy Young sprinter up with two outs in the eighth and only 78 pitches.
“He was great today,” Girardi said.
Wheeler comprehended the snare, saying Girardi was only paying special attention to him.
In the mean time, Perez went seven innings with four hits, four strolls and four strikeouts. The 31-year-old left-hander’s ERA is at 2.25.
“(Perez) was a flat out hero, Woodward said.