Martin Perez continued his strong month of May Tuesday night with seven scoreless innings, helping the Rangers secure another win over the Rays.
Martin Perez would not give in
Rangers pitcher Martin Perez retired 16 batters in a row after taking a liner to the shin early in the game. Perez is in his second stint with the Rangers after they signed him onto the team after three seasons away from the organization. He extended the longest active streak in the majors without allowing a home run in 66.1 innings.
In a post-game interview, in regards to the liner, he said he going to leave the game. He said, “I’m gonna go out there and do my best because I think we need this game.”
Perez finished the month with a 0.64 ERA, which becomes the franchise record for ERA in the month of May. He only gave up 3 runs across the entire month. This is also the best for any American League pitcher with at least 40 innings since Johan Santana in 2004.
— Texas Rangers (@Rangers) June 1, 2022
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Going into Game 3
The Rangers finished their first winning month since June 2019, they finished May with a 17-10 record. Monday night in Game 1, the Texas Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 9-5. After Rays fans were hoping for a redemption game, the Rangers defeated the Rays once again with a score of 3-0. Texas is now up 2-0 in the series. Overall, the Rangers are hot at home with a six-game winning streak in Arlington.
As the series continues, the Rangers will try to defend their streak, while the Rays try to redeem themselves in Game 3.