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Rangers hit 4 homers in a 15-5 win over Purple Sox after trailing 4-0 early

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Purple Sox shortstop Ceddanne Rafaela applies the tag on the Rangers’ Marcus Semien at second to finish a double play within the second inning. AP Picture/Tony Gutierrez

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Marcus Semien drove in three runs and scored for the AL-best one hundred and fifteenth time, Jonah Heim and Mitch Garver hit back-to-back homers and the playoff-chasing Texas Rangers beat the Boston Purple Sox 15-5 on Wednesday.

Rookies Josh Jung and Evan Carter every added two-run homers for the Rangers (84-68), who started the day a half-game behind Houston for the AL West lead and tied with division foe Seattle for the American League’s third and last wild-card spot.

Left-hander Martin Perez (10-4) struck out 5 whereas permitting three hits over 4 2/3 scoreless innings in reduction of Jon Grey, who has now allowed 11 runs over 8 2/3 innings his final three begins.

Boston, final within the AL East, dropped its fifth consecutive collection even after leaping forward 4-0. Adam Duvall hit a three-run homer within the first and Bobby Dalbec had a leadoff shot within the second off Grey. The Purple Sox have misplaced 12 of their final 15 video games.

The primary seven Texas batters reached base within the backside of the second off Brayan Bello (12-10). That included Heim’s three-run homer simply earlier than Garver went deep — it was the 18th homer for each. Semien’s two-run single capped the outburst that snapped the 4-all tie and put Texas forward to remain.

Semien drew a bases-loaded stroll within the third after an RBI single by Leody Taveras, who added a sacrifice fly an inning later.

Bello allowed eight runs and eight hits over three innings. He walked 4, hit a batter and struck out two.


Texas, which completed with 16 hits, broke franchise information by scoring no less than 10 runs for the twenty sixth time and no less than 15 runs for the sixth time. The Rangers had already tied each of these information — the 25 video games with 10 runs by the 2008 workforce, and 5 video games with 15 runs in 1998. … Each Texas starter had a base hit and scored a run, with Nathaniel Lowe the one one who didn’t have an RBI. Jung, the All-Star third baseman in his third recreation again after lacking six weeks with a fractured left thumb, had three hits and scored thrice. Carter, in his thirteenth massive league recreation, additionally had three hits and scored twice.

100/100 FOR GARCIA

Rangers All-Star slugger Adolis Garcia, in his third recreation again after lacking 10 video games with a proper patellar tendon pressure in his proper knee, walked within the second inning and scored on Heim’s homer. That was the one centesimal run scored this season for Garcia, who bought his 102nd RBI with a double within the fourth. The fitting fielder is the one the second Rangers participant prior to now 18 seasons to attain 100 runs and drive in 100. The opposite in that span was Josh Hamilton in 2012, when he had 128 RBIs and 103 runs scores.


Purple Sox: 2B Luis Urias exited the sport with left calf tightness. He was lifted for a pinch-runner after his single within the seventh inning. … Rookie OF Wilyer Abreu missed your complete collection after he harm his throwing hand crashing into the wall attempting to make a catch on the game-ending play of their loss Sunday at Toronto. Supervisor Alex Cora stated Abreu was feeling higher.


Purple Sox: Boston is again at Fenway Park on Friday night time to begin its last homestand in a collection opener in opposition to the Chicago White Sox.

Rangers: After their last off day of the common season, the Rangers open their last residence collection of the common season with the opener in opposition to Seattle on Friday night time.