Charlie Culberson notched three hits and three RBIs, together with a two-run homer, to spice up the Texas Rangers to an 8-3 win Tuesday night time over the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Shut out in three of their final 4 video games, together with being no-hit by San Diego’s Joe Musgrove on Friday, Texas scored 4 runs within the fourth. Three scored on Nick Solak’s double, and Culberson’s double drove within the fourth.
Culberson’s first homer of the season got here within the eighth.
Isiah Kiner-Falefa, Jose Trevino, Joey Gallo and Solak every had two hits for the Rangers, who broke their four-game shedding streak and have break up the primary two video games of the four-game sequence.
In his third begin, Kyle Gibson (2-0) yielded two runs (one earned) and 4 hits in seven innings. He walked two and struck out three.
Randy Arozarena was 2-for-3 and scored twice, and Brandon Lowe and Yandy Diaz every had two hits for the Rays, who’re 3-2 on their seven-game homestand.
Rays starter Ryan Yarbrough (0-2) was roughed up in six innings, surrendering six runs on 10 hits with a stroll and 6 strikeouts, however the left-hander has not received in his final 20 begins for the Rays.
Blanked 1-0 on three hits in Monday’s sequence opener, Texas matched that quantity within the first inning towards Yarbrough, one being Gallo’s RBI single to proper to take a 1-0 lead.
Nonetheless, the Rays answered on Joey Wendle’s scorched double to middle to plate Arozarena, who reached base after being struck by Gibson’s change-up. Second baseman Solak’s miscue on a grounder made it 2-1 as Wendle scored.
With the bases full on three singles and no outs within the fourth, Solak atoned by drilling a double into the left subject nook to clear the bases. Culberson adopted with an RBI double to proper.
On second with two outs within the sixth, Eli White broke for third on Yarbrough, and shortstop Willy Adames moved towards the bag for a pickoff try. However the southpaw delivered a pitch, and Kiner-Falefa grounded an RBI single by means of the world simply vacated by Adames.
Gibson was locked in after permitting the primary inning. The best-hander gave up simply two singles and two walks over the subsequent six frames because the Rays put only one baserunner into scoring place.
Texas reliever Kolby Allard fanned the facet within the ninth to ice the win.
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