After the mini sweep to the Angels, the Rangers moved their West Coast road trip to Seattle. That was bad news as whether or not they call the local park Kingdome, Safeco, or T-Mobile, it’s been a house of horrors for Texas more often than not over the years. The fright tonight came in the form of no runs to show for their travels in tonight’s opener.
Kolby Allard, meanwhile, made the mistake of allowing two runs in four innings of work in his first crack at a start for Texas in 2021 as he jumped into the rotation for the ailing Kyle Gibson.
Still, the game was just 2-0 into the bottom of the seventh not too many hours after this lineup had produced eight runs in a one-run loss in the finale in Anaheim, so there was reason to hope that they were just ramping up to a rally before Seattle put three runs on Taylor Hearn to put this one out of reach