Texas Rangers Survive Tampa Bay Rays Rally, Joe Nathan Earns Career Save 300
Texas broke open a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the fourth with the back-to-back homers for a 3-1 lead and increased the lead to 5-1 in the seventh inning off a Elvis Andrus two RBI single.
The Rays rallied in the eighth with two runs off a bases loaded walk from Derek Lowe and Ben Zobrist scoring off a fielder choice ground out from Yunel Escobar.
Rangers closer Joe Nathan picked up career save No. 300 after giving up a run off a Sean Rodriguez single. Texas improves to 5-2 on the season while Tampa Bay falls to 3-4.
Before the game Monday night, the Rangers acquired catcher Robinson Chirinos from the Tampa Bay Rays for a player to be named or cash.
Chirinos had been designated for assignment on March 31st when the Rays set their opening day roster.