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Even when your team is out of the race, baseball can be fun.
Jonah Heim has made sure of that the past few days at Globe Life Field.
The Texas Rangers catcher, who was serving as the designated hitter Sunday, hit his second consecutive walk-off home run to give the Rangers a 4-3 win over the Seattle Mariners. He did it in the 10th inning Saturday night.
He’s the first rookie in major league history to have walk-off homers in consecutive games, according to Elias Sports Bureau, and the first Rangers player to do it. The last player to do it was Albert Pujols in June 2011.
— MLB (@MLB) August 1, 2021
It’s the first time the Rangers have won consecutive games since June 29 and first series win since they took two of three from Oakland July 1.
“If I keep doing this it’s going to be a pretty good year,” Heim said. “What we did was unbelievable. We’re just here to play hard and try to win some games.”
The Rangers trailed 3-1 entering the bottom of the ninth. Nathaniel Lowe singled in front of Andy Ibanez, who tied the game with a two-run homer to the left-field corner. Heim then sent most of the 23,664 in attendance home happy with his game-winner.