Ezequiel Durán hit a go-ahead home run in the sixth inning, the three relievers pitched 3 2/3 scoreless innings and Texas Rangers won 6-4 over arizona diamondbacks Tuesday in Arlington, Texas
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Duran finished 3-for-4 and Marcus Semien had two hits for Texas, which has won four games in a row.
diamondbacks Second loss in a row despite a homer and two hits each from Ketel Marte and Christian Walker
Arizona starter Zack Gallen didn’t have his best night as he snapped his four-game winning streak and 28-inning scoreless-inning streak.
Those lines were broken in one night when diamondbacks jumped out to a 2–0 lead in the first inning, highlighted by a solo home run by Marte, and then increased the margin to 4–1 in the third inning on a solo shot by Walker.
However, Texas managed to stay within striking distance. rangers He scored his first runs in the first inning on Semien’s double and Nathaniel Lowe’s RBI single, ending Gallen’s streak of scoreless innings.
Then, Texas pulled within 4–3 in the fifth inning on an RBI hit by Semien and Travis Jankowski off of a Gallen ball. The right-hander exited after pitching five innings, striking out six without a decision on seven hits and allowing three runs without a decision.
in the sixth, rangers pulled ahead 5–4 on a two-run homer by Duran. Jonah Hamm singled with two outs, and Duran threw a 1-1 fastball from Arizona reliever Scott McGough (0-3) over the left-center field fence and into the D-back bullpen.
Texas cut their lead to 6–4 with a run scored in the seventh on a wild pitch by Arizona reliever Kevin Zinkel.
rangers‘ The bullpen made that lead stand. Brock Burke (2-0), Jonathan Hernandez and Will Smith (4th save) held just one hit and three walks over the last 3 2/3 innings
The D-Backs threatened in the ninth, runners on first and second with one out, but Smith survived to throw out Emmanuel Rivera and pop up Walker.
Texas starter John Gray allowed four runs with one walk on eight hits and two strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings.
rangers Finished the night with 10 hits, including a single off Robbie Grossman in the fifth inning. Grossman extended his hitting streak to 12 games, tied for the longest active in the major leagues
The D-Backs got two-hit games by Marte, Walker, Dominique Fletcher and Geraldo Perdomo.
The two-match interleague series concluded on Wednesday afternoon.
– Field Level Media