Major League Baseball
Texas 9, Houston 8
When: 8:05 PM ET, Friday, July 12, 2019
Where: Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, Texas
Temperature: 90°
Umpires: Home - Rob Drake, 1B - Mike Muchlinski, 2B - Tim Timmons, 3B - Mike Winters
Attendance: 32322

Danny Santana delivered a walk-off single with two outs in the ninth inning, plating Elvis Andrus and delivering the Texas Rangers a 9-8 win over the Houston Astros on Friday in Arlington.

Texas rallied from a four-run deficit against the Houston bullpen, capping the comeback against Astros closer Roberto Osuna (3-2).

The Rangers slugged five home runs to outlast the Astros and claim the opening two games of this four-game set. Shawn Kelley (5-2) pitched a perfect ninth in the victory.

Houston belted four home runs, with rookie Yordan Alvarez recording his first multi-homer game. Yuli Gurriel and Jose Altuve also homered, notching their 15th and 11th respectively.

Trailing 8-4 entering the bottom of the seventh, the Rangers scored a pair of runs in each of their ensuing two at-bats.

Tim Federowicz smacked Texas' fourth homer, a solo shot off Astros right-hander Will Harris. The Rangers tacked on another run that frame on a throwing error by catcher Robinson Chirinos, then tied the game in the eighth when Ronald Guzman clanked a 419-foot, two-run blast off the right field foul pole against reliever Hector Rondon.

Astros right-hander Gerrit Cole surrendered four earned runs -- his most in nine starts -- and three solo homers, yet departed with a 7-4 lead based on his otherwise dominant performance. His 13 strikeouts were one shy of his season high of 14 recorded on June 7 against Baltimore.

Shin-Soo Choo, Santana and Joey Gallo all homered off Cole, with Choo socking his 14th on an 0-2 fastball leading off the first inning. Santana pulled the Rangers even at 2-2 with a 431-foot shot into the upper deck in right field in the second inning before Gallo tied the game at 3-3 with his 21st home run to right-center field in the fourth.

Texas squared the game again in the fifth when Andrus delivered an RBI single to right field that scored Guzman.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
Houston   Texas
Gerrit Cole Player Jesse Chavez
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 5.1
13 Strikeouts 3
5 Hits 7
6.00 ERA 10.12
Houston   Texas
Yordan Alvarez Player Danny Santana
3 Hits 3
2 RBI 2
2 HR 1
9 TB 6
1.000 Avg .750
Team Stats Summary
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Houston 9 4 21 .257 6 5 7 3 1 2
Texas 10 5 25 .270 17 17 8 5 3 1