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Rangers recap: Joey Gallo era begins in rousing fashion

Rangers rookie third baseman Joey Gallo tips his hat to the cheering crowd after hitting a two-run homer in the third inning as Texas beat the Chicago White Sox 15-2 on Tuesday at Globe Life Park.
Rangers rookie third baseman Joey Gallo tips his hat to the cheering crowd after hitting a two-run homer in the third inning as Texas beat the Chicago White Sox 15-2 on Tuesday at Globe Life Park. Star-Telegram

Joey Gallo made his major league debut something to remember. The top prospect in the Rangers organization singled in two runs in his first at-bat and later homered to the upper deck in right field as Texas collected a season-high 19 hits in a 15-2 rout of the Chicago White Sox at Globe Life Park on Tuesday.

Pitching: Colby Lewis held the White Sox to two runs on six hits over seven innings. His only mistake was a two-run homer to Adam Eaton in the third inning, which made it 4-2. Lewis (5-2) struck out four and walked none. Jon Edwards and Anthony Bass each pitched an inning to close it out.

Hitting: Joey Gallo went 3 for 4 with a home run and four RBI in his major league debut and missed a second homer by a couple feet. Gallo settled for a double and three runs scored. Carlos Corporan had a career-high five RBI, including a three-run homer in the eighth that made it 15-2. The Rangers had a season-high 19 hits and tied a season high with 15 runs. Shin-Soo Choo was 3 for 5 with a solo homer in the fourth. Eight Rangers players had at least two hits, including Gallo, who singled in two runs in his first at-bat in the first, a bad-hop single past the first baseman.

Notable: A crowd of 27,558 was in attendance for Gallo’s debut.

Stefan Stevenson, 817-390-7760

Twitter: @StevensonFWST

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