Here are the candidates for Texas Rangers star of the game Wednesday, as selected by Star-Telegram beat man Jeff Wilson, from their 3-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins at Target Field in Minneapolis.
The Rangers’ bullpen continued its fine pitching of late, as four relievers tossed 5 2/3 scoreless innings. The last three outs were recorded by closer Ian Kennedy, who has a league-leading nine saves.
The victory put the Rangers in position to win their third four-game series of the season. Right-hander Jordan Lyles, who has a 7.39 ERA, will start for the Rangers.
Hyeon-Jong Yang: The left-hander’s first MLB start was a good one. Working on a pitch limit, Yang allowed one run on four hits in 4 1/3 innings. He walked one and struck out eight, including the final batter he faced with the bases loaded and no outs.
John King: This left-handed rookie has emerged as one of the Rangers’ best relievers, and showed why again Wednesday. He allowed two hits in 2 2/3 scoreless innings, striking out three. His first two outs came in relief of Yang to get out of a big spot.
Nick Solak: The second baseman scored the first two Rangers runs, the second of which came on a wild pitch. The first came on a Joey Gallo groundout. Solak singled and walked in four plate appearances.
Who was the Texas Rangers' star of the game Wednesday at Minnesota?
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