Sammy Sosa waits in the dugout on Tuesday night
The Rangers enjoyed a positive week of baseball for the first time in quite awhile, highlighted by the 600th homerun in the career of Sammy Sosa hit in Arlington. Lone Star Dugout takes a look back at the week that was in photos.
Sammy Sosa follows through and connects on his 600th career homerun Wednesday night in Arlington. The homerun was hit off Jason Marquis of the Cubs, who happens to be the current wearer of the #21 for Chicago.
Smoke blows from fireworks as teammates congregate at homeplate to mob Sammy Sosa following his 600th homerun.
Sosa shares a tender moment with his wife, Sonia, prior to a news conference after the Rangers' 7-3 win over the Cubs on Wednesday night.
Michael Young prepares to lift Frank Catalanotto as they, along with Gerald Laird, celebrate his walkoff hit to defeat the Cubs on Thursday afternoon. Catalanotto had a bloop basehit that fell just out of the reach of Cubs' rightfielder Angel Pagan to defeat Chicago, 6-5.
Marlon Byrd crashes into the right field wall after making the catch on a Hunter Pence fly ball Friday evening. He's been a hot hitter for the Rangers in the month of June, batting around .400 for the month.
Kenny Lofton and Ian Kinsler share congratulations after they both scored following a 2-run single by Sammy Sosa on Friday. It was a big weekend for Lofton, who also finished just a homerun shy of hitting for the cycle. However, he hit a two-run homer to get the Rangers' scoring started on Sunday.
Gerald Laird fields a bunt by Morgan Ensberg on Saturday and prepares to fire to second for the out. With a runner on first at the time, the out turned out to be a pivotal play for the Rangers in preserving their lead.
Michael Young reaches back to tag out Carlos Lee of the Astros on a play in the first inning Sunday evening. Lee would argue the call, but to no avail.
Robinson Tejeda buries his head in a towel after exiting Sunday's game in the third inning.