Sborz (3-3) allowed three runs (two earned) on a hit and three walks while striking out two in two-thirds of an inning Friday. He took the extra-inning loss versus Minnesota. Sborz allowed the initial runner to score on a Luis Arraez triple, then loaded the bases and walked in a run. Demarcus Evans also allowed an inherited runner to score before escaping the jam. Sborz has allowed nine runs (eight earned) in 7.1 innings across his last nine outings. He has a 4.94 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 38:12 K:BB across 27.1 innings overall with a save, two holds and three blown saves.
Sborz allowed one run on one hit and struck out two over one inning in Tuesday's 6-3 extra-inning loss to the Astros. With closer Ian Kennedy (hamstring) on the shelf, manager Chris Woodward turned to Sborz for the save. After dispatching Yordan Alvarez (strikeout) and Yuli Gurriel (pop up), Sborz caught too much of the zone with a slider that Carlos Correa made him pay for with a game-tying home run that sent the game into extras. An inning later, Demarcus Evans served up a grand slam to Jose Altuve. Sborz and Evans are expected to share the late-inning chores while Kennedy is on the injured list.
Sborz earned the save against the Twins on Thursday by tossing a perfect inning that included a pair of strikeouts. The 27-year-old entered the 10th inning with the Rangers leading by one and retired all three of his batters on just 11 pitches, including strikeouts of Willians Astudillo and Josh Donaldson. Sborz has only allowed one run over his last seven appearances, and he sports a 3.55 ERA and 0.87 WHIP across 12.1 innings this season.
Sborz (3-1) picked up the win Sunday against the Red Sox after tossing a scoreless inning with two strikeouts. Sborz entered the game in the eighth inning with Texas down 3-2 and delivered an impressive outing, tossing 11 of his 15 pitches for strikes while retiring J.D. Martinez, Xander Bogaerts and Rafael Devers. The right-hander has not allowed a run in seven of his last nine appearances and owns an 11:4 K:BB through 11.2 innings this season.
The Rangers recalled Sborz from their taxi squad ahead of Sunday's game against the White Sox. He'll join the bullpen as a replacement for Kyle Cody (shoulder), who was placed on the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move. Before being optioned off the 26-man active roster April 16, Sborz appeared in six games for Texas and gave up four earned runs over five innings.
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