With the Cardinals on the verge of winning the first two games, Motte allowed consecutive singles to open the ninth inning, and sacrifice flies by Josh Hamilton and Michael Young lifted the Texas Rangers to a 2-1 victory Thursday night.
Josh Hamilton and Michael Young hit sacrifice flies in the ninth inning to give Texas the win after Allen Craig greeted reliever Alexi Ogando with a go-ahead single for the second straight night.
Texas remained responsible for almost all of his salary this year. So the Rangers really paid for that out – in more ways than one.
Pittsburgh tied the game in the ninth when Neil Walker homered on the first pitch from closer Fernando Salas.
With the Rangers this season, Rhodes posted a 3-3 record and 4.81 ERA in 32 games.