Gallo's Bat, Arm Help Rangers Edge D-backs 5-4 to End 12-Game Skid

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All-Star slugger Joey Gallo deed his archetypal location tally since the break, a towering three-run changeable to enactment Texas ahead, and besides had 2 assists from close tract arsenic the Rangers ended a 12-game losing streak with a 5-4 triumph implicit the Arizona Diamondbacks connected Tuesday night.

Dane Dunning (4-7) allowed 2 runs connected six hits successful 6 1/3 innings. The right-hander struck retired 3 and walked 2 portion earning lone his 2nd triumph successful his past 12 starts.

Ian Kennedy, who similar Gallo could perchance beryllium traded earlier Friday’s deadline, pitched a cleanable ninth inning for his 16th prevention successful 17 opportunities — and archetypal since July 9. The D-backs had scored doubly successful the eighth, erstwhile they besides near runners connected archetypal and third.

Gallo launched a 1-0 fastball disconnected the batter’s oculus beyond halfway tract successful the 4th inning disconnected Taylor Widener (1-1), 2 batters aft David Dahl’s ground-rule treble tied the people 2-2. Before his 25th homer of the season, Gallo had gone 2 for 32 with nary RBIs and 18 strikeouts since participating successful the All-Star Game and Home Run Derby 2 weeks ago.

Widener survived occupation successful the archetypal 3 innings, with Texas going 0-for-5 with runners successful scoring presumption and leaving six connected basal earlier chasing him successful the fourth. Widener gave up each 5 runs connected 5 hits, 5 walks and a deed batter.

Gallo, a 2020 Gold Glove winner, threw retired Kole Calhoun trying to agelong a azygous into a treble starring disconnected the game. Gallo began a fourth-inning play that caught Asdrubal Cabrera betwixt 2nd and third.

The Texas losing streak began July 10, 2 games earlier the All-Star interruption and continued done a 10-game roadworthy travel that ended Sunday. It tied for the 2nd longest skid successful Rangers history.

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The five-run 4th gave Texas a pb aft a completed inning for the archetypal clip successful 109 innings. In Sunday’s 3-1 nonaccomplishment astatine Houston, the Rangers took a 1-0 pb successful the 5th inning connected an Eli White homer, aft 99 innings without starring astatine immoderate constituent successful a game, lone to person the Astros’ Abraham Toro deed a two-run homer successful the bottommost of that frame.

Calhoun had 2 hits, including an RBI double, portion hitting leadoff for the archetypal clip this season. It was his archetypal multi-hit crippled since April, having travel disconnected the 60-day injured database connected July 10.

The Diamondbacks (31-71), who person had the worst grounds successful the majors since June 4, came successful having won 5 of their past 7 games.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Arizona DH Josh Reddick was scratched from the archetypal starting lineup due to the fact that of non-COVID-related illness. … CF Ketel Marte (hamstring) was scheduled to play successful an Arizona Complex League crippled connected Monday aft opening his rehab duty Sunday with 7 at-bats successful a simulated game.

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The two-game interleague acceptable volition extremity Wednesday with D-backs LHP Madison Bumgarner (4-6, 5.09 ERA) facing Rangers RHP Jordan Lyles (5-7, 5.20). Bumgarner is 0-4 successful his past six starts, 0-1 since returning from the injured database due to the fact that of enarthrosis inflammation. Lyles has allowed the second-most homers successful the majors (24).

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