Jung’s go-ahead single helps Rangers beat Purple Sox 6-4

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Red Sox starting pitcher Tanner Houck, right, stands in the dugout with manager Alex Cora after being pulled from the mound for a reliever during the fifth inning.
Purple Sox beginning pitcher Tanner Houck, proper, stands within the dugout with supervisor Alex Cora after being pulled from the mound for a reliever in the course of the fifth inning. AP Photograph/Julio Cortez

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Jung hit a tiebreaking single in a two-run seventh inning, and the Texas Rangers beat the Boston Purple Sox 6-4 on Tuesday night time of their bid for an AL wild card.

Texas, which ended a four-game dropping streak, started the night time tied with Seattle for the third AL wild card. The Rangers play the Mariners in seven of their final 10 video games. Texas is also one sport behind Toronto for the second wild card,

Aroldis Chapman (6-4) retired 5 consecutive batters within the seventh and eighth innings, placing out three, and Jose Leclerc pitched an ideal ninth for his third save in eight possibilities.

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With the rating 4-4, Marcus Semien was hit by a pitch from Chris Murphy main off the seventh and took second on Corey Seager’s single. John Schreiber (2-2) relieved with one out and Jung grounded a single to middle. Schreiber pressured in a run with a bases-loaded stroll to Jonah Heim.

Boston, final within the AL East, has misplaced 5 of six.

Rangers supervisor Bruce Bochy was ejected within the seventh by plate umpire Ben Could after a ball 4 to Luis Urias. Alex Verdugo adopted with a possible inning-ending, double-play grounder to shortstop however Seager’s theow to second sailed into proper discipline for an error that tied the rating 4-4.

Adolis Garcia’s career-best thirty fifth homer, his first since coming off the injured checklist, put Texas forward within the second. Justin Turner hit a tying RBI grounder in a three-run third that included Masataka Yoshida’s two-run single.

Semien hit a run-scoring single within the fifth, and Texas went forward 4-3 within the sixth on Leody Taveras’s run-scoring single and Heim’s RBI double.


Texas starer Nathan Eovaldi allowed three runs, 4 hits and three walks in 5 innings. It was his fourth begin since coming off the 15-day injured checklist on Sept. 5. He didn’t go additional than 3 1/3 innings in his earlier three outings.

Boston’s Tanner Houck gave up two runs, three hits and 4 walks in 4 innings.


Purple Sox: OF Wilyer Abreu (sore hand) is each day. … An MRI revealed 1B Triston Casas, who received’t play anymore this season, has bursitis in his proper shoulder.

Rangers: Bochy mentioned RHP Josh Sborz (biceps tendinitis) is near returning after throwing Monday.


Wednesday afternoon’s rubber sport will match Rangers RHP Jon Grey (8-8, 4.05 ERA) in opposition to Purple Sox RHP Brayan Bello (12-9, 3.71). Grey is 0-3 in his earlier six outings. Bello comes off a loss and hasn’t misplaced consecutive begins since early June.