THESHOW
TEXAS RANGERS AT HOUSTON ASTROS
05/17/2026
 
THESHOW
TEXAS RANGERS AT HOUSTON ASTROS
GAME ID: 1178 - SUNDAY, MAY 17TH, 2026 - GAME LOG
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Texas Rangers (16-26) 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 10 0
Houston Astros (18-24) 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 X 5 8 2
Astros Turn Back Texas, 5-3
Houston Astros starter Aaron Nola was definitely locked-in. He led his team to a win over the Texas Rangers, 5-3. Nola, now 3-4, was the winner. In 6.2 innings, he gave up 7 hits, while striking out 4, walking 1, and allowing 1 earned run. Orlando Rivera was called on to finish, recording his 7th save.

The Astros got a big at-bat from center fielder Norberto García. For the game, García was 1-4 with a home run. He drove in 3 runs and scored once. In the bottom of the first, with runners on 1st and 3rd, he stroked a 3-run home run. His 5th home run of the season gave Houston a 3-0 lead.

"Feels good to get the job done," García said after the game.

The third-place Astros are now 18-24, the Rangers 16-26.
TEXAS BATTING LINESCORE HOUSTON BATTING LINESCORE
Player AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG HR RBI
A. Silva LF 3 0 2 0 2 1 0 .307 7 16
C. Randolph 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .210 5 15
   a-D. Smith PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .212 5 10
G. Polanco DH 4 0 1 0 1 0 3 .248 8 15
C. Ramos 1B 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .248 6 15
N. Mazara RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .279 5 12
   b-B. Buxton PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 .213 1 3
R. French SS 4 1 1 0 0 2 2 .291 2 5
K. Blackburn 2B 4 0 1 0 0 2 3 .248 0 7
R. Villa C 4 1 3 1 0 0 1 .190 3 17
A. Cousino CF 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 .239 3 11
Totals 36 3 10 1 4 8 21      
a - D. Smith pinch hit for C. Randolph in the 9th
b - B. Buxton pinch hit for N. Mazara in the 9th

BATTING
Doubles: R. French (6, 7th Inning off A. Nola, 0 on, 1 out) R. Villa (6, 5th Inning off A. Nola, 1 on, 2 outs) A. Silva (9, 6th Inning off A. Nola, 0 on, 1 out)
Total Bases: C. Ramos , R. French 2 , K. Blackburn , R. Villa 4 , A. Silva 3 , N. Mazara , G. Polanco
2-out RBI: R. Villa
Runners left in scoring position, 2 outs: , C. Ramos 2 , C. Randolph , B. Buxton
GIDP: A. Cousino , G. Polanco
Hit by Pitch: A. Cousino
Team LOB: 10

FIELDING
Double Plays: 1 (French-Blackburn-Ramos)
Player AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG HR RBI
P. Bailey 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .259 4 15
C. Blackburn SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .238 0 9
S. Beer RF 4 1 0 0 0 1 3 .223 3 13
N. García CF 4 1 1 3 0 0 1 .329 5 15
J. Evans C 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 .287 6 18
D. Sparks DH 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 .106 1 2
T. Katayama 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .198 3 7
T. Thiery 3B 3 1 1 1 0 2 1 .205 2 18
M. Pérez LF 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 .283 1 5
Totals 31 5 8 5 2 4 12      
BATTING
Doubles: T. Katayama (4, 2nd Inning off D. Wiley, 0 on, 0 outs)
Triples: T. Thiery (2, 4th Inning off D. Wiley, 1 on, 2 outs)
Home Runs: N. García (5, 1st Inning off D. Wiley, 2 on, 1 out)
Total Bases: T. Katayama 2 , P. Bailey , D. Sparks , N. García 4 , T. Thiery 3 , C. Blackburn 2 , M. Pérez
2-out RBI: T. Thiery , M. Pérez
Runners left in scoring position, 2 outs: P. Bailey , D. Sparks
GIDP: D. Sparks
Team LOB: 2

FIELDING
Errors: P. Bailey (4) , M. Pérez (1)
Double Plays: 2 (Blackburn-Katayama-Bailey, Bailey-Blackburn-Nola)
TEXAS PITCHING LINESCORE HOUSTON PITCHING LINESCORE
Player IP H R ER BB K HR PI PS ERA   
D. Wiley L (2-3) 7.1 8 5 5 1 4 1 98 63 4.45   
J. García 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 9 3 2.45   
PITCHING
Game Score: D. Wiley 45
Batters Faced: D. Wiley 30, J. García 3
Ground Outs - Fly Outs: D. Wiley 8-9, J. García 2-0
Pitches - Strikes: D. Wiley 98-63, J. García 9-3
Inherited Runners - Scored: J. García 1-0
Player IP H R ER BB K HR PI PS ERA   
A. Nola W (3-4) 6.2 7 3 1 1 4 0 105 62 3.27   
D. Welch H (2) 1.1 1 0 0 2 2 0 34 17 3.72   
O. Rivera SV (7) 1.0 2 0 0 1 2 0 24 16 2.12   
PITCHING
Game Score: A. Nola 55
Batters Faced: A. Nola 27, D. Welch 8, O. Rivera 6
Ground Outs - Fly Outs: A. Nola 7-6, D. Welch 0-2, O. Rivera 1-0
Pitches - Strikes: A. Nola 105-62, D. Welch 34-17, O. Rivera 24-16
Inherited Runners - Scored: D. Welch 2-2
Hit Batsmen: A. Nola
GAME NOTES
Player of the Game: Aaron Nola
Ballpark: Minute Maid Park
Weather: Partly Cloudy (81 degrees), wind blowing out to center at 7 mph
Start Time: 1:10 PM EST
Time: 3:15
Attendance: 26889
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