Tom Szcaerbowski/Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Tex.) — In what has been a lost season for the Texas Rangers, Monday night was a bright spot as career minor leauger Guilder Rodriguez played a big part in the team’s 4-3 win over the Houston Astros.
Rodriguez has spent the vast majority of his baseball career in the minor leagues before getting called up by the Rangers — 13 seasons and 1,095 games to be exact.
In his second-career start, Rodriguez belted his first Major League hit with members of his family in attendance. As if that wasn’t a big enough moment for him, in the seventh inning he hit a two-out single to drive in outfielder Jake Smolinski for what proved to be the game-winning RBI.
“This is my second-best moment after seeing my two daughters born,” Rodriguez said. “It’s unbelievable. I feel great. My first big league hit, my first RBI, my father in the stands, my wife.”
After the game, Rodriguez received a Gotorade shower from teammate Elvis Andrus.
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