2 Studs (and 1 Dud) From Rangers' Game 1 Win Over Rays

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2 studs and 1 dud from the Rangers' Game 1 win over the Rays.
2 studs and 1 dud from the Rangers' Game 1 win over the Rays. / Kim Klement Neitzel-USA TODAY Sports
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Stud: Corey Seager

On the offensive side, Corey Seager led the way. He was the only Ranger to both score and drive in a run, going 2-for-4 with a double, a run, an RBI and a walk.

With Texas clinging to a 1-0 lead heading into the fifth inning, Seager got things started with a long double to center field. After advancing to third on a single, he showed great baserunning awareness on the next play, scoring on a wild pitch when Glasnow's first pitch to Jonah Heim sailed to the backstop.

That run was huge at the time, giving the Rangers some breathing room with a 2-0 lead.

That was still the score when Seager came up again the following inning with runners on first and second. He promptly singled to center, bringing both runners home thanks to center fielder Jose Siri's throwing error.

In back-to-back at-bats, Seager doubled the Rangers' lead both times, growing it from 1-0 to 2-0, then from 2-0 to 4-0. His impact on the game can't be overstated.

Seager played at an MVP level this year when he was healthy, so it was not surprising to see him step up here. He's been the driving force for this offense all season, and that was the case again on Tuesday.