Rangers Win Opener Against Astros 9-4

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HOUSTON (AP) Leonys Martin hit a two-run double in a four-run eighth inning, and the Texas Rangers rallied to tie a season high with their fifth straight victory, 9-5 over the Houston Astros on Friday night.

Houston led by one entering the eighth before Adrian Beltre tied it with an RBI single. Wesley Wright's two-out, bases-loaded walk of Jurickson Profar put the Rangers on top. Martin then belted a line drive to right field to score two and make it 7-4.

Matt Garza (2-1) yielded seven hits and four runs with eight strikeouts in seven innings for the win.

The Astros used five pitchers in the eighth inning alone, but it didn't help relieve their bullpen woes. Houston's relievers have given up the lead six times in the last 13 games.




 
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