MLB: The greatest hits of week 18

ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 03: Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor (12) celebrates at home plate with his teammates after hitting the game winning home run during the game between the Texas Rangers and the Detroit Tigers on August 03, 2019 at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 03: Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor (12) celebrates at home plate with his teammates after hitting the game winning home run during the game between the Texas Rangers and the Detroit Tigers on August 03, 2019 at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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(Photo by Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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2. Rougned Odor, 46 percent

Saturday night’s game between the Tigers and Rangers in Arlington was an at-times tense, back-and-forth affair complete with overtones of brushbacks and ill will. It was not, in other words, the kind of tame August contest one might expect from two non-contenders.

Odor was right in the middle of the fireworks, taking umbrage when Matt Boyd hitting him with a one-out pitch in the sixth inning of what was at that point a 4-2 Tiger lead. Odor and Boyd exchanged unpleasantries, although nothing directly came of the incident, Odor being stranded at first.

His time for revenge, although not against Boyd, came in the 10th, the Rangers having rallied or game-tying runs in the seventh on Delino DeShields’ double and Elvis Andrus’ sacrifice fly.

Detroit threatened but failed to score in the top of the eighth, and neither team managed anything more impressive that Shin Soo-Choo getting in the way of a pitch to lead off the bottom of the ninth.

The 10th appeared to be equally passive when Jose Leclerc set down the Tigers in order and Nick Ramirez retired Hunter Pence and Willie Calhoun, both also without incident.

Odor was next, and he sent everybody home happy. He got a 3-2 pitch and propelled it over the right field wall for a walk-off home run.