MLB Rankings: Baseball’s Greatest Hits of Week-24

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 10: Kyle Seager #15 of the Seattle Mariners watches his two run home run against the Cincinnati Reds to give the Seattle Mariners a 4-3 lead in the eighth inning during their game at T-Mobile Park on September 10, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 10: Kyle Seager #15 of the Seattle Mariners watches his two run home run against the Cincinnati Reds to give the Seattle Mariners a 4-3 lead in the eighth inning during their game at T-Mobile Park on September 10, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /
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MLB Rankings: Greatest Hits in Week-24

6. Rougned Odor, 48 percent

When you score seven runs in the first inning, you ought to expect that lead to hold up beyond the second inning.

That wasn’t the case Wednesday night at Globe Life Park in Texas when the Rangers hung that lucky seven on Tampa Bay only to watch the Rays tie the game with a five-run second. By the fourth inning, when Matt Duffy’s sacrifice fly scored Austin Meadows, Tampa actually led 8-7.

But that merely ratcheted up the dramatics for Odor.  When Oakland’s Colin Piche retired the first two batters in the seventh, the Rangers’ odds of winning fell to just 16 percent. But Nick Solak singled and Danny Santana worked Poche for a walk.

That knocked Poche out of the game in favor of Nick Anderson and brought Odor to the plate.

He got a hittable 2-2 pitch and launched it for a three-run home run that reinstated Texas’ lead, this time by 10-8. They survived Ji-Man Choi’s ninth-inning home run to win 10-9.