How about that Lance Lynn? Three quality starts in a row and in his last five starts, he's gown 34 innings and given up 12 runs. One disaster start in Oakland aside,
Lynn threw 6 shutout innings, with 3 hits and 0 walks, and Chris Woodward sent him out to protect a 3-0 lead in the 7th. Lynn walked Dan Vogelbach, gave up a single to Edwin Encarnacion, and then gave up a rocket to Omar Narvaez that looked like it would have gone, but instead hit the top of the fence, making a potential game-tying homer instead a 1 RBI single. Lynn struck out Tim Beckham and J.P. Crawford swinging to end the inning.
Jose Leclerc came in for the 8th with a 1 run lead. He needed 7 pitches to get a K and two routine fly outs. Woodward went with Shawn Kelley, just activated off the injured.
Instead, Woodward went with Shawn Kelley, just activated the injured list after throat surgery, and with it being done, he said. Kelley retired two, gave up a home run to Narvaez because he was not allowed to relax with a lead,
Texas first got on the board in the 2nd when Joey Ronald Guzman laced a double out to make a double save. Mazara double, a Nomar steal of third, and a sac fly where Mazara was initially called out at home, but had the play overturned on replay. In the sixth, Nomar doubled home Hunter Pence for another run.
The coup-de-grace what in the 8th, when, clinging to a 3-2 lead, Roenis Elias gave a single to Nomar, and then a laser shot line drive home to Gallo, ripped into the right field corner.