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54-69 - John Blake Peck-away theory helps Rangers rally to 8-6 win

Despite allowing six runs through two innings, Texas would not be denied

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Texas Rangers Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

A triple play, three home runs by a trio of ascending young hitters, and seven consecutive scoreless innings from the pitching staff. Sounds like a recipe for an easy win, right?

You’d be... mostly correct.

It wasn’t as easy as the feats above would have you believe, as Ariel Jurado allowed six runs in the first two frames before Texas settled into the game.

After getting home runs from Nomar Mazara, Joey Gallo, and Jurickson Profar, a Profar-led triple play to stop the Angels from padding their lead, and then putting together a clutch four-run eighth inning, the Rangers were able to complete a comeback in a game that they pretty much dominated after the first 30 minutes.

Player of the Game: Gallo hit his solo dinger with a broken bat in the bottom of the second and then muscled a double into right-center in the bottom of the eighth which drove in the fifth run of the game for Texas and started their charge to victory in earnest. Gallo came around to score the eventual winning run. Joey Gallo is very strong.

Up Next: Mike Minor will take the bump for Texas on Friday night against Odrisamer Despaigne for the Angels. First pitch from The Ballpark is scheduled for 7:05 pm CT.