Toronto belted three homer runs to pull away from the Rangers and take Game 2 of the three-game series 12-4 Wednesday at Globe Life Park.
Pitching: Colby Lewis allowed four runs on six hits and four walks in five innings and left trailing 4-2. Spencer Patton started the sixth and failed to record an out. Toronto scored five times on two walks and three hits, including two homers. Edwin Encarnacion’s grand slam made it 10-2.
Sam Freeman replaced Patton with no outs in the sixth and walked four and
Hitting: Adrian Beltre’s two-run homer to center field gave Texas 2-0 lead in the first inning. Shin-Shoo Choo reached on a single to set up the one-out blast. Toronto starter David Price held Texas to just two singles and a walk over the next five innings and left leading 10-2 after the sixth. Choo had three of the Rangers’ 10 hits, including a two-run single in the seventh that made the score 12-4.
Notable: Beltre tied Duke Snider with his 407th career homer, 51st all-time ... Choo has reached base safely in all 30 games since the All-Star break ... Patton is the first Rangers pitcher to allow at least five runs without recording an out since Luis Mendoza allowed six in September 2008 ... Toronto has scored 10 or more runs 20 times this season. No other team has more than 12 ... the Rangers walked 11 batters, a season-high and the most in a game since 2008 ... Freeman threw 11 consecutive balls at one point in the seventh.
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