Extra Bases: Gentry makes most of chances
"I couldn't have hit it one more foot," Gentry said. "I definitely put the best swing I possibly could on that pitch. I was able to square it up."
Gentry has been a force when he's started games or come off the bench this month. He has a .306/.432/.444/.876 slash line for the month of August. The Rangers are 15-4 in August.
Expect to see Gentry in the starting lineup the next three games against the Chicago White Sox with three left-handers starting.
"Whatever way I can contribute," said Gentry, who has reached base four of his last six pinch hit chances. "When the team wins, it's a great feeling. Top to bottom, we're going to pick each other up."
ON DECK: The Rangers will throw left-hander Martin Perez (6-3, 3.48) against the White Sox and ace Chris Sale (9-11, 2.78) at 7:10 p.m. Friday night on Ch. 21 and ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM.
103.3 FM ESPN PODCASTS
Play Podcast Rangers GM Jon Daniels joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett to tackle the tough questions after his team failed to advance to the playoffs.
Play Podcast Nolan Ryan joins Galloway and Company to discuss having Nelson Cruz back in the lineup and how the Rangers are feeling heading into their wild-card play-in game against the Rays.
Play Podcast ESPN Insider and senior MLB analyst Jim Bowden joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett to discuss the wild-card race and the Rangers' chances of making the playoffs.
Play Podcast Chuck Cooperstein joins Ian Fitzsimmons and Tim MacMahon to discuss why he feels Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish isn't an ace.
Play Podcast Elvis Andrus joins Galloway and Company to discuss the Rangers' stretch run and the morale level in their clubhouse.
Play Podcast Nolan Ryan joins Galloway and Company to discuss the latest Rangers news, including the team's struggles, Ron Washington's job security and a rumored trade with the Braves.
Play Podcast Ron Washington joins Ian Fitzsimmons and Tim MacMahon to discuss the Rangers' dismal September, who's to blame for their September struggles and his status as the team's manager.
Play Podcast Fitzsimmons and Durrett discuss how some people are calling for the Rangers to fire manager Ron Washington.