"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."