Carlos Gomez clubbed a three-run home run and Jonathan Lucroy’s two-run double put Texas ahead, leading the Rangers to a 6-4 win over the Milwaukee Brewers at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas.
Chris Carter gave the Brewers an early lead, slugging a two-run homer, his 39th of the season. It ties Carter with Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs for second place in the National League home run race. If Carter can hit one more home run in the last four games, he would become just the sixth player in Brewers history to hit 40 home runs in a season.
Manny Pina also homered for the Brewers, which extended their lead to 3-0.
Jimmy Nelson took the loss for the Brewers, in what would appear to be his final appearance of the season. Nelson finished the season with a 8-16 record, leading the team with 32 starts. He struck out 140 hitters, but walked 86 which led the staff.
The series is even at a game apiece. Chase Anderson (9-11) will pitch the series finale for the Brewers tonight. Cole Hamels (15-5) will get the start for the Rangers.