Rangers erupt late to avoid sweep in San Francisco


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Gallo finished with three hits, including a double, and scored twice on a day when he was facing Giants starter Jeff Samardzija for the first time since hitting his first career homer off the veteran in June of 2015.

Gallo’s homer was his third of the season. Choo’s home run, a two-run shot off Samardzija in the fifth, was his second.

Jonathan Hernandez (2-0), who pitched scoreless seventh and eighth innings with four strikeouts, was credited with the win.

Scott Heineman added two hits and two RBIs for the Rangers, who out-hit the Giants 9-8.

The homers by Longoria, a solo shot, and Tromp, a two-run blast, both came in a three-run sixth that drew the Giants even at 5-5. Each hit his first homer of the season.

Donovan Solano finished with two hits and two walks, raising his season average to .484, as the Giants split a six-game homestand.

Neither starting pitcher got a decision. Samardzija was charged with five runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings, walking one and striking out one, while Kolby Allard pitched an effective four innings for the Rangers, holding the Giants to one run on two hits and two walks. He struck out three.

–Field Level Media

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