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Watch Rangers’ slugger Joey Gallo get back in home run groove in Detroit

Texas Rangers slugger Joey Gallo is back in that groove.

Gallo homered twice Thursday afternoon against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. He last homered June 1, the day he strained his left oblique that forced him to the injured list. He returned to the Rangers for the Tuesday series opener in Detroit. The Rangers swept the three-game series with a 3-1 win on Thursday.

It’s his eighth multi-homer game and first since August 2018. He has 19 homers in 2019. He hit two solo shots at Comerica Park in the second and fourth innings.

Take a look at Gallo homers Nos. 18 and 19:

In the second inning, estimated by Statcast at 113 mph, 408 feet:

In the fourth inning, estimated by Statcast at 109 mph, 422 feet:

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Stefan Stevenson has been covering sports for the Star-Telegram since 1997. He spent five years covering TCU athletics, which included two BCS bowls, two trips to the college World Series and the move to the Big 12. He has covered the Texas Rangers since 2014 and started reporting on the Dallas Cowboys in 2016.