Ezequiel Duran is hungry as a wolf as the Rangers gobble up Arizona in their opener

The Texas Rangers scored six runs, while the Arizona Diamondbacks scored four.

I’ll be honest, I didn’t think Rangers had much chance of winning this game on paper. Not with Zach “Perpetually Pestering Orel Hershiser” Gallen is looking for a 28-run scoreless inning streak after going 44 1⁄3 innings without allowing a run last summer.

I really didn’t think the Rangers were going to win after tonight’s starter John Gray allowed a first home run and looked shaky as another run crossed the plate before Texas got its first crack at Gallen. Now Rangers will have to stop Gallen’s streak and get another one just to play.

Texas broke Gallen’s streak with a run in the bottom of the first, but I really, truly They didn’t think they were going to win tonight after another Arizona run in the second and one more in the third. A 4-1 deficit for a guy who hasn’t allowed a run since April 4th? Just paint it as a bad draw and beat a freshman rookie debuting tomorrow night.

Instead, Gray settled in and picked up a few pointless frames of his own and suddenly the bat had Gallen working with the red-hot Ezequiel Duran leading the charge.

After doubled on his first batter, Doran made the fifth home run for Texas to pull it to within one run. After the second inning, with two outs, with early NL favorite Cy Young forced out of the game, Duran made a two-run, go-ahead dong over the center field fence to give Texas the lead and the eventual win.

This game really felt like it stole a game Texas wasn’t favored to win, and that was mostly thanks to a 3-for-4 night where Turnover drove in two, scored two touchdowns, and was three shy of the course.

The victory erased Cincinnati’s slide as Texas returned to a season-high seven games over . 500, equaling their best mark.

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the next: The Rangers will go on a two-game mini-tour on DBacks tomorrow with LHP Andrew Heaney set to start for Texas against debuting RHP Brandon Pfaadt in Arizona.

Wednesday’s first pitch from The Shed is scheduled for 1:05pm CET and will be broadcast on BS Southwest.

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