Choo reaches in 38th game in row as Rangers beat Padres 7-4

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Texas Rangers took full advantage after a changed call. A misplayed flyball only made things worse for the San Diego Padres.

Robinson Chirinos drove in the first of five runs Texas scored in a decisive sixth inning on the next pitch after it appeared he had struck out, and right fielder Hunter Renfroe was charged with an error on the next play as the Rangers rallied for a 7-4 win Monday night.

There were two runners and Chirinos had two strikes when he had a foul tip. Home plate umpire Tony Randazzo initially indicated he was out, and it looked like catcher Austin Hedges had secured the ball in the mitt that kicked up dirt when he reached down.

But was changed to a foul ball after the umpires got together to discuss the play.

''From my vantage point, our dugout, we saw dirt fly, which seem to indicate that the ball hit the ground,'' said Rangers manager Jeff Banister, who said the umps got together on their own.

Padres manager Andy Green obviously had a much different view.

''Yeah, it's frustrating. They missed it. I think it's obvious when you see the film that they missed it,'' Green said. ''It's a frustrating overturn on an obvious call. We had chances, though. We had some plays we could have made that we didn't make. It's one of those innings that flat out got away from us.''

After Chirinos' got Texas within 4-2, Ronald Guzman then hit the deep flyball misplayed by Renfroe, who drifted to the ball on a windy night into the right-center cutout. Guzman wound up at second on the error and was credited with a sac fly. Delino DeShields and Choo followed with consecutive RBI singles, and Elvis Andrus added a sac fly.

''You've got to be mentally tough enough to bounce back from it and make a better pitch than what I made,'' said Craig Stammen (4-1).

Choo extended his career-best on-base streak to 38 games with three hits, including that tiebreaking RBI single in the sixth. Chirinos had an RBI double in the seventh.

San Diego (35-46) reached the midpoint of its season by losing for the eighth time in nine games. The Rangers (35-45), who play their 81st game Tuesday night, have won eight of nine.

Tony Barnette (2-0) retired all three batters he faced after Manuel Margo and Jose Pirela homered off Rangers starter Cole Hamels. Keone Kela worked the nine for his 19th save, the most in the majors without a blown chance and matching the longest season-opening span in team history.

''Being able to see what the team was able to do when you put them a little behind, they were able to battle,'' Hamels said. ''When you're winning, everybody's happy, and you can move on to the next day.''

GOING DEEP

Margo's three-run homer in the fifth was his second homer in as many days, and his third overall. His only other homer this season came April 5. ... Pirela went deep to start the sixth for a 4-1 lead and chase Hamels.

BEING CAUTIOUS

San Diego starter Joey Lucchesi allowed only one hit over four scoreless innings. But the lefty was limited to 70 pitches in only his second start after being out more than a month because of a right hip strain.

''You're managing a guy's career as much as you are a baseball game,'' Green said. ''To me, wasn't quite stretched out enough to send him back out there for the fifth inning.''

SHORT HOPS

The Padres had allowed five runs or fewer in their 14 previous road games, a club record. ... It was the 10th time in Hamels' 16 starts this season that Texas scored no more than one run while the lefty was on the mound.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Padres: Green said an MRI on the pitching elbow of RHP Jordan Lyles showed that he does just have inflammation. Lyles was scratched from his scheduled start Saturday after feeling discomfort while warming up. Lyles will rejoin the team in Texas, but won't start throwing again before the weekend.

Rangers: Guzman left in the sixth and went into MLB concussion protocol. His head struck the knee of third baseman Christian Villanueva when diving back on an attempted pickoff by Hedges. ''It was very evident when we got out there, just his words, kind of the symptoms that he gave us,'' Banister said. ... RF Nomar Mazar left with tightness in his left hamstring after an infield single in the eighth. Banister described that as ''pretty precautionary.''

UP NEXT

Padres right-hander Tyson Ross (5-5), who received no run support in his last two starts, faces the team he pitched for last year. Ross was 3-3 with a 7.71 ERA in 12 games in his only season with the Rangers after previously being with San Diego from 2013-16.

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123456789RHE
SD35-46
0000310004111
TEX35-45
00001510X7121
  • W: T. Barnette (2-0)L: C. Stammen (4-1)S: K. Kela (19)
  • HR: SD - J. Pirela (2), M. Margot (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Margot CF51131002.249.310.389.6998.0
W. Myers 1B40000020.255.293.364.657-1.0
H. Renfroe RF40300000.254.331.452.7836.0
C. Villanueva 3B40100022.229.297.486.7830.0
J. Pirela LF41111002.263.312.353.6656.0
A. Ellis DH30000101.326.419.416.8351.0
F. Galvis SS41200010.241.298.352.6502.5
A. Hedges C30100021.171.227.280.5080.0
a- T. Jankowski PH10100000.289.362.371.7331.0
C. Spangenberg 2B41100012.234.267.399.6651.5
  • a-singled for Hedges in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
S. Choo LF-RF50310010.285.395.483.8793.5
E. Andrus SS40120011.260.363.377.7392.5
N. Mazara RF50100013.272.335.469.8050.5
C. Tocci PR-LF00000000.071.188.071.2590.0
A. Beltre DH30000211.309.368.446.8141.5
R. Odor 2B42200012.233.302.331.6335.5
J. Profar 3B31100102.236.320.432.7523.0
R. Chirinos C31220011.204.320.403.7236.5
R. Guzman 1B21110010.227.311.405.7162.5
J. Gallo PR-1B11000002.191.289.434.7241.0
D. DeShields CF41110014.229.327.308.6352.5
    BATTING
    • 2B - H. Renfroe (11)
    • HR - M. Margot (3), J. Pirela (2)
    • RBI - M. Margot 3 (23), J. Pirela (25)
    BATTING
    • 2B - R. Chirinos (10)
    • SF - E. Andrus, R. Guzman
    • RBI - S. Choo (37), E. Andrus 2 (7), R. Chirinos 2 (27), R. Guzman (30), D. DeShields (14)
    • 2-Out RBI - E. Andrus (4)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - H. Renfroe
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - R. Odor (2)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - H. Renfroe (2)
    • E - H. Renfroe (3)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - S. Choo
    • DP - (Profar-Guzman)
    • E - D. DeShields (3)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Lucchesi4.01002403.571.2511.0
    R. Stock0.23110105.402.40-3.5
    C. Stammen (L, 4-1)0.23430002.651.02-11.0
    A. Cimber (BS, 1)0.12110003.381.13-3.0
    R. Erlin2.13111304.151.072.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Lucchesi4.0
    R. Stock0.2
    C. Stammen (L, 4-1)0.2
    A. Cimber (BS, 1)0.1
    R. Erlin2.1
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Hamels5.09441523.611.273.5
    T. Barnette (W, 2-0)1.00000102.590.9510.5
    J. Leclerc (H, 7)1.00000102.671.073.5
    C. Martin (H, 10)1.00000003.571.103.0
    K. Kela (S, 19)1.02000103.541.148.5
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Hamels5.0
    T. Barnette (W, 2-0)1.0
    J. Leclerc (H, 7)1.0
    C. Martin (H, 10)1.0
    K. Kela (S, 19)1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - J. Lucchesi
    • HBP - R. Stock
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Lucchesi 70-41, R. Stock 23-14, C. Stammen 22-17, A. Cimber 8-6, R. Erlin 40-28
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Lucchesi 4-4, C. Stammen 1-2, R. Erlin 2-2
    • Batters Faced - J. Lucchesi 15, R. Stock 5, C. Stammen 6, A. Cimber 3, R. Erlin 11
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Hamels 90-64, T. Barnette 11-8, J. Leclerc 11-9, C. Martin 10-5, K. Kela 13-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Hamels 7-1, T. Barnette 1-1, J. Leclerc 1-1, C. Martin 1-2, K. Kela 1-1
    • Batters Faced - C. Hamels 23, T. Barnette 3, J. Leclerc 3, C. Martin 3, K. Kela 5
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
    123456789RHE
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Margot CF51131002.249.310.389.6998.0
    W. Myers 1B40000020.255.293.364.657-1.0
    H. Renfroe RF40300000.254.331.452.7836.0
    C. Villanueva 3B40100022.229.297.486.7830.0
    J. Pirela LF41111002.263.312.353.6656.0
    A. Ellis DH30000101.326.419.416.8351.0
    F. Galvis SS41200010.241.298.352.6502.5
    A. Hedges C30100021.171.227.280.5080.0
    a- T. Jankowski PH10100000.289.362.371.7331.0
    C. Spangenberg 2B41100012.234.267.399.6651.5
    Total36411421810-----
    • a-singled for Hedges in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    S. Choo LF-RF50310010.285.395.483.8793.5
    E. Andrus SS40120011.260.363.377.7392.5
    N. Mazara RF50100013.272.335.469.8050.5
    C. Tocci PR-LF00000000.071.188.071.2590.0
    A. Beltre DH30000211.309.368.446.8141.5
    R. Odor 2B42200012.233.302.331.6335.5
    J. Profar 3B31100102.236.320.432.7523.0
    R. Chirinos C31220011.204.320.403.7236.5
    R. Guzman 1B21110010.227.311.405.7162.5
    J. Gallo PR-1B11000002.191.289.434.7241.0
    D. DeShields CF41110014.229.327.308.6352.5
    Total34712703816-----
    HITTERSAB
    S. Choo LF-RF5
    E. Andrus SS4
    N. Mazara RF5
    C. Tocci PR-LF0
    A. Beltre DH3
    R. Odor 2B4
    J. Profar 3B3
    R. Chirinos C3
    R. Guzman 1B2
    J. Gallo PR-1B1
    D. DeShields CF4
    Total34
      BATTING
      • 2B - H. Renfroe (11)
      • HR - M. Margot (3), J. Pirela (2)
      • RBI - M. Margot 3 (23), J. Pirela (25)
      BATTING
      • 2B - R. Chirinos (10)
      • SF - E. Andrus, R. Guzman
      • RBI - S. Choo (37), E. Andrus 2 (7), R. Chirinos 2 (27), R. Guzman (30), D. DeShields (14)
      • 2-Out RBI - E. Andrus (4)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - H. Renfroe
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - R. Odor (2)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - H. Renfroe (2)
      • E - H. Renfroe (3)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - S. Choo
      • DP - (Profar-Guzman)
      • E - D. DeShields (3)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Lucchesi4.01002403.571.2511.0
      R. Stock0.23110105.402.40-3.5
      C. Stammen (L, 4-1)0.23430002.651.02-11.0
      A. Cimber (BS, 1)0.12110003.381.13-3.0
      R. Erlin2.13111304.151.072.5
      Total8.01276380---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Lucchesi4.0
      R. Stock0.2
      C. Stammen (L, 4-1)0.2
      A. Cimber (BS, 1)0.1
      R. Erlin2.1
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Hamels5.09441523.611.273.5
      T. Barnette (W, 2-0)1.00000102.590.9510.5
      J. Leclerc (H, 7)1.00000102.671.073.5
      C. Martin (H, 10)1.00000003.571.103.0
      K. Kela (S, 19)1.02000103.541.148.5
      Total9.01144182---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Hamels5.0
      T. Barnette (W, 2-0)1.0
      J. Leclerc (H, 7)1.0
      C. Martin (H, 10)1.0
      K. Kela (S, 19)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - J. Lucchesi
      • HBP - R. Stock
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Lucchesi 70-41, R. Stock 23-14, C. Stammen 22-17, A. Cimber 8-6, R. Erlin 40-28
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Lucchesi 4-4, C. Stammen 1-2, R. Erlin 2-2
      • Batters Faced - J. Lucchesi 15, R. Stock 5, C. Stammen 6, A. Cimber 3, R. Erlin 11
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Hamels 90-64, T. Barnette 11-8, J. Leclerc 11-9, C. Martin 10-5, K. Kela 13-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Hamels 7-1, T. Barnette 1-1, J. Leclerc 1-1, C. Martin 1-2, K. Kela 1-1
      • Batters Faced - C. Hamels 23, T. Barnette 3, J. Leclerc 3, C. Martin 3, K. Kela 5
      • 7TH INNING
        Chirinos doubled to deep left, Odor scored, Profar to third47
      • 6TH INNING
        Andrus hit sacrifice fly to right, DeShields scored, Choo to second46
        Choo reached on an infield single to second, Gallo scored, DeShields to third45
        DeShields singled to right, Chirinos scored, Guzman to third44
        Guzman hit sacrifice fly to center, Profar scored, Chirinos to third on right fielder Renfroe fielding error43
        Chirinos singled to deep left, Odor scored, Profar to third42
        Pirela homered to left41
      • 5TH INNING
        Andrus singled to right, Guzman scored, Choo to second31
        Margot homered to left center, Galvis and Spangenberg scored30
      • 9TH INNING
        • Keone Kela relieved Chris Martin
        • A. Ellis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ellis grounded out to shortstop
        • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
        • Travis Jankowski hit for Austin Hedges
        • T. Jankowski: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Jankowski singled to right center, Jankowski to second on center fielder DeShields fielding error
        • C. Spangenberg: Spangenberg reached on an infield single to pitcher, Jankowski to third
        • M. Margot: Margot lined out to right
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Chris Martin relieved Jose Leclerc
        • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Renfroe popped out to second
        • C. Villanueva: Ball, Foul, Ball, Villanueva flied out to deep center
        • J. Pirela: Ball, Pirela grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Erlin Pitching:
        • S. Choo: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Choo struck out swinging
        • E. Andrus: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Andrus grounded out to shortstop
        • N. Mazara: Ball, Mazara reached on an infield single to third
        • Carlos Tocci ran for Nomar Mazara
        • A. Beltre: Foul, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Beltre flied out to right
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Jose Leclerc relieved Tony Barnette
        • C. Spangenberg: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Spangenberg struck out swinging
        • M. Margot: Strike swinging, Margot flied out to center
        • W. Myers: Foul, Myers grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Erlin Pitching:
        • A. Beltre: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Beltre struck out swinging
        • R. Odor: Odor reached on bunt single to pitcher
        • J. Profar: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Odor stole second, Strike looking, Ball, Profar walked
        • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Chirinos doubled to deep left, Odor scored, Profar to third
        • J. Gallo: Ball, Strike looking, Gallo popped out to shortstop
        • D. DeShields: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, DeShields grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • C. Hamels Pitching:
        • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Ball, Pirela homered to left
        • Tony Barnette relieved Cole Hamels
        • A. Ellis: Strike looking, Ellis grounded out to shortstop
        • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Galvis popped out to second
        • A. Hedges: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Hedges struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Stammen Pitching:
        • A. Beltre: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Beltre grounded out to shortstop
        • R. Odor: Odor singled to right
        • J. Profar: Strike looking, Profar singled to right center, Odor to second
        • R. Chirinos: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Chirinos singled to deep left, Odor scored, Profar to third
        • R. Guzman: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Guzman hit sacrifice fly to center, Profar scored, Chirinos to third on right fielder Renfroe fielding error
        • Adam Cimber relieved Craig Stammen
        • D. DeShields: Foul, Foul, DeShields singled to right, Chirinos scored, Guzman to third
        • S. Choo: Pickoff attempt to first, Ball
        • Choo reached on an infield single to second, Gallo scored, DeShields to third
        • E. Andrus: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Andrus hit sacrifice fly to right, DeShields scored, Choo to second
        • Robbie Erlin relieved Adam Cimber
        • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Mazara struck out looking
        • End of the 6th (5 Runs, 5 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 5TH INNING
        • C. Hamels Pitching:
        • F. Galvis: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Galvis reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • A. Hedges: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Hedges reached on an infield single to third, Galvis to second
        • C. Spangenberg: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Spangenberg reached on fielder's choice to second, Galvis to third, Hedges out at second
        • M. Margot: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Margot homered to left center, Galvis and Spangenberg scored
        • W. Myers: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
        • H. Renfroe: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Renfroe singled to left center
        • C. Villanueva: Foul, Strike swinging, Renfroe stole second, Strike swinging, Villanueva struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Robert Stock relieved Joey Lucchesi
        • R. Chirinos: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Chirinos hit by pitch
        • R. Guzman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Guzman singled to right, Chirinos to second
        • D. DeShields: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, DeShields struck out looking
        • S. Choo: Strike swinging, Choo singled to right center, Chirinos out at home, Guzman to third
        • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Andrus singled to right, Guzman scored, Choo to second
        • Craig Stammen relieved Robert Stock
        • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Mazara flied out to deep center
        • End of the 5th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • C. Hamels Pitching:
        • H. Renfroe: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Renfroe reached on an infield single to third
        • C. Villanueva: Foul, Ball, Ball, Villanueva singled to left, Renfroe to second
        • J. Pirela: Foul, Pirela grounded into double play third to first, Renfroe out at third, Villanueva to second
        • A. Ellis: Ball, Ellis grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Lucchesi Pitching:
        • N. Mazara: Ball, Mazara grounded out to third
        • A. Beltre: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Beltre walked
        • R. Odor: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Odor struck out swinging
        • J. Profar: Strike looking, Ball, Beltre to second on wild pitch, Profar grounded out to first
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • C. Hamels Pitching:
        • C. Spangenberg: Ball, Spangenberg grounded out to first
        • M. Margot: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Margot flied out to deep right
        • W. Myers: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Myers grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Lucchesi Pitching:
        • R. Guzman: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Guzman struck out swinging
        • D. DeShields: Ball, DeShields grounded out to first
        • S. Choo: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Choo singled to left
        • E. Andrus: Ball, Andrus lined out to right
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • C. Hamels Pitching:
        • J. Pirela: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pirela grounded out to second
        • A. Ellis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ellis walked
        • F. Galvis: Galvis singled to left, Ellis out at third
        • A. Hedges: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hedges struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Lucchesi Pitching:
        • A. Beltre: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Beltre walked
        • R. Odor: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Odor lined out to shortstop
        • J. Profar: Ball, Foul, Ball, Profar flied out to deep center
        • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Chirinos struck out looking
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • C. Hamels Pitching:
        • M. Margot: Margot grounded out to third
        • W. Myers: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
        • H. Renfroe: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Renfroe doubled to deep left
        • C. Villanueva: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Villanueva struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Lucchesi Pitching:
        • S. Choo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Choo grounded out to second
        • E. Andrus: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Andrus struck out swinging
        • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Mazara flied out to deep right
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)