ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Corey Seeger was doing home runs at Globe Life Field before calling the park home. Now the shortstop is the first multidimensional game with the Texas Rangers.
Seeger suffered a 0-1 to 16 with a solo homers in each of his first two bits, Martin Perez made 6 1/3 solid innings, and the Rangers opened 9 games at home with a 6-4 victory over Kansas City. Royals on Tuesday night.
“Cory, he’s going to keep coming at you … He doesn’t give in. And that’s every step. He’s trying to do damage, he’s trying to hit the ball as hard as he can, “said Rangers manager Chris Woodward. “It’s nice to see him achieve results.”
After going the opposite way to the left center, making a single hit from two exits in the first inning to bring Texas ahead to stay, Seeger from Homer in the third on the right center made it 4-0.
All six of his homers this season came to the stadium, where two seasons ago in the playoffs he scored seven Hummers in 16 games for the Los Angeles Dodgers and was the MVP of both the national championship series and the World Series.
But Seeger has been without hits in the previous four games to lower his batting average to a low for the season to 0.231.
“It was just a good offensive night around. You know, we had some chances in New York, and we never felt like we got such a big hit, ”said Seeger, who joined Texas this winter on a 10-year, $ 325 million contract. “So getting on the board early, taking a walk, getting big hits, it’s kind of pushed us.”
Texas had three singles in a row from Brad Keller (1-3) after a two-out by Homer Seeger in the first, and Cole Calhoun made it 3-0. The Rangers came out of a three-game series against the Yankees, when both teams ran five runs together – New York won two games.
Perez (1-2) struck out six without walking and was charged with four runs, but only one was earned. Lefty has allowed just two earned runs for 26 1/3 innings for the 0.68 ERA of his last four starts.
“Martin does what Martin does. He serves very well, ”said Woodward. “I mean, he just ran out of field, but I still thought he had a lot left.”
The Royal team, which lost three games in a row and eight out of 10, made three unearned flights in the seventh, when only on the third base Charlie Kalberson made mistakes in consecutive games.
Joe Barlow worked great ninth for his sixth save in as many opportunities, including when Calhoun caught Whit Maryfield’s liner in the kidney in the right center slot for the second exit
Keller allowed six runs (five earned) and nine strokes for 5 2/3 innings, with three strikeouts and one move. The right-wing ERA season has risen almost to full mileage – from 1.74 to 2.70.
“He got better as he walked. He would like to return a couple of fields, ”said Royals manager Mike Matheny. “One is obviously fastball at home. He gets two quick outs with a good game behind and then the ball got too much on the plate. ”
Perez left after 106 fields 6-2. In his previous three starts, he has twice been out of the game without points – seven innings in Philadelphia last Wednesday and six innings against Auckland – and left the game 1-1 against Houston after seven innings.
VIT RETURN HOME
Royals Infielder rookie Bobby Witt Jr. played his first game against the Rangers less than 15 miles from where he attended high school. The second overall pick in the 2019 amateur draft is the son of former Texas pitcher Bobby Witt, who was there along with the rest of his family and lots of friends.
The 21-year-old Witt took out and played a short stop, only his second start was short after 24 games at third base. He went 0 to 4 with three outlines. He opened the game on nine pitches against Perez when he fouled on five pitches, one driving along the left line of the pitch, which was just feet from Homer. The first two rangers beats the grounded Wit.
Royal Team: Salvador Perez was originally part of the catcher on his 32nd birthday, but was transferred to the designated striker in the third game in a row. Perez has been dealing with discomfort in his right leg since catching the first game of the doubleheader on Sunday.
Rangers: Catcher Mitch Harver was listed as a victim for 10 days with a back action until Monday due to sprains of the right forearm flexors. The team hopes the medication and rest will alleviate the problem in his throwing arm. … RHP John Gray, who left the start on Monday due to knee pain, felt well on Tuesday and seems on his way to the next scheduled start on Saturday against Boston.
Both teams expect to use the start of the second game of the series, which will take place over the weekend, when both had consecutive rains, played doubleheaders on Sunday, and then on Monday played makeup, which was supposed to be a day off.