Elvis Andrus had three hits and scored twice while Chris Gimenez
added an RBI for the Rangers, who halted a four-game skid during
which they allowed 36 runs. Darvish (7-2) put an end to the pitching
woes by striking out 10 and scattering six hits in his first shutout
of the season.
Jacob Turner (2-4) was knocked around for five runs on six hits and
a walk in four innings. Christian Yelich had one of the six singles
for Miami, which did not record an extra-base hit.
Texas wasted a leadoff double in the second but broke through an
inning later as Turner loaded the bases on a walk and two singles.
Choo smacked a three-run double to right to open the scoring and
moved up on a groundout before coming home on a wild pitch to make
Leonys Martin reached on a one-out infield single in the fourth and
moved to second on a balk before racing around to score when
Gimenez’s roller to the left side bounced past both infielders for
an RBI base hit. Choo plated Andrus with a single to right-center in
the fifth to make it a six-run advantage as the Rangers put it away.
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GAME NOTEBOOK: Texas placed RHP Tanner Scheppers (elbow) on the
15-day disabled list and recalled RHP Ben Rowen from Triple-A Round
Rock. … The Rangers signed first-round draft pick Luis Ortiz to a
$1.75 million bonus on Wednesday. … The Marlins (34-31 overall)
dropped to 12-20 on the road.
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