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Rangers' top 10 moments of the 2019 season

@Sullivan_Ranger
November 11, 2019

ARLINGTON -- As the Rangers prepare for a new era in the franchise’s storied history with their move to Globe Life Field next season, let’s first take a look back at the top 10 moments from the 2019 season. 1. Rangers retire Young’s No. 10 Aug. 31 vs. Mariners The

ARLINGTON -- As the Rangers prepare for a new era in the franchise’s storied history with their move to Globe Life Field next season, let’s first take a look back at the top 10 moments from the 2019 season.

1. Rangers retire Young’s No. 10
Aug. 31 vs. Mariners
The Rangers celebrated the career of former infielder Michael Young by retiring his No. 10 before the Aug. 31 game against the Mariners. Former Texas manager Ron Washington was among the special guests, and a crowd of 33,668 came out to Globe Life Park to honor the seven-time All-Star and five-time Rangers Player of the Year.

2. Pence walks off Angels again
Aug. 21 vs. Angels
The Rangers scored their third walk-off win in three days against the Angels with an 8-7 victory. Hunter Pence delivered the game-winning hit with a single off reliever Trevor Cahill in the bottom of the ninth. Elvis Andrus led off the inning with a single and advanced on two wild pitches before scoring the winning run.

3. Gallo hits 100th career HR
May 8 at Pirates
Joey Gallo hit his 100th career home run in the third inning of a 9-6 victory over the Pirates at PNC Park. The home run, off pitcher Nick Kingham, came in Gallo's 377th game. That’s the fewest games needed to reach 100 homers by a player in American League history.

4. Odor dashes home
June 9 vs. Athletics
Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor stole home for the first time in his career on June 9 against the Athletics. It was Texas' first straight steal of home since Andrus in 2015. It was also the 33rd steal of home in club history.

5. Rangers retire Beltre’s No. 29
June 8 vs. Athletics
The Rangers swept a split doubleheader against the Athletics at Globe Life Park, but the highlight of the evening was when they retired Adrian Beltre’s No. 29 before the second game. Former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda was among the special guests for this one. Beltre played the final eight of his 21 Major League seasons with Texas and was the team's Player of the Year in four seasons.

6. June 21: Mazara’s massive homer
June 21 vs. White Sox
Nomar Mazara hit the longest home run at Globe Life Park with a 505-foot home run against the White Sox. The home run was the first to be estimated at beyond 500 feet at Globe Life Park. It came off Reynaldo Lopez in the first inning.

7. Rangers' wild walk-off win
March 31 vs. Cubs
The Rangers trailed 3-0 after three innings and 8-6 after six innings before winning in the bottom of the ninth on a Sunday afternoon. It was their second win in three games against the Cubs to open the season. Mazara scored the winning run on a wild pitch as Texas walked off to an 11-10 win.

8. Kiner-Falefa’s infield winner
Aug. 19 vs. Angels
The Rangers trailed this one 7-1 after three innings before rallying to win in the 11th. Isiah Kiner-Falefa brought home the winning run with an infield single as Jose Trevino scored from third in Texas' 8-7 win.

9. Danny Santana walk-off vs. Astros
July 12 vs. Astros
The Rangers, down 8-4, scored five runs in their last three innings to pull off a 9-8 victory over the Astros at Globe Life Park. Ronald Guzman tied the game with a two-run home run in the eighth and Danny Santana won it with a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth.

10. Walking off the Birds
May 19 vs. Cardinals
The Rangers, down 4-3, scored two runs in the bottom of the 10th for a 5-4 victory at Globe Life Park. Texas ended up taking two of three from the Cardinals, who were making their first trip to Arlington since the 2011 World Series. Willie Calhoun tied the game with an RBI single and Mazara brought home the winning run with a sacrifice fly.

T.R. Sullivan has covered the Rangers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2006. Follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger and listen to his podcast.