Purple Sox fall to AL West-leading Rangers, 6-2

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Texas Rangers’ Mitch Garver, heart left, celebrates his three-run residence run that additionally drove in Nathaniel Lowe (30) and Ezequiel Duran (20) as Boston Purple Sox’s Connor Wong seems to be away throughout the second inning. AP Photograph/Michael Dwyer

BOSTON (AP) — Mitch Garver hit a three-run homer, Dane Dunning pitched six stable innings and the AL West-leading Texas Rangers had a rain-delayed 6-2 victory over the Boston Purple Sox on Tuesday.

Robbie Grossman and Josh Jung every added an RBI double for the Rangers, who received for simply the second time in six video games. Garver additionally had a bases-loaded stroll.

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“Dane, he’s been good all 12 months,” Rangers supervisor Bruce Bochy stated. “I don’t know what else to say about him.”

Jarren Duran had a triple and double, and Justin Turner an RBI single for Boston, which had its three-game profitable streak halted.

The sport was delayed for 1 hour, 47 minutes.

With a lightweight rain falling early within the sport and turning heavier within the center innings till the umpires referred to as for the tarp with the Purple Sox batting within the eighth, the 28-year-old Dunning (8-1) stored Boston’s offense in test, giving up a run and 6 hits with 4 strikeouts and a stroll.

“Going into the season, I used to be simply kind of making an attempt for a beginning spot, however clearly issues simply didn’t work out,” stated Dunning, who lowered his ERA to 2.61 after shifting into the rotation when Jacob deGrom was misplaced for the season and wanted surgical procedure for a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his proper elbow.

Garver’s homer into the center-field bleachers off reliever Kaleb Ort (1-2) moved the Rangers forward 3-1 within the second following singles by Nathaniel Lowe and Ezequiel Duran.

“I noticed Jarren (Duran) on the market working and he backed off prefer it was going to hit the wall,” Garver stated of his shot. “With two runners on, I can’t move the runner on first. I used to be type of simply coasting.”

Will Smith obtained Alex Verdugo to come out with two runners on for the ultimate out, recording his fifteenth save.

Boston had moved in entrance when Duran tripled into the triangle in heart and scored on Verdugo’s grounder to brief.

“It was 4 runs in six innings,” Purple Sox supervisor Alex Cora stated of his workforce utilizing an opener. “That’s the best way we have a look at it. … It simply occurred that in the present day we obtained a number of hits and didn’t rating many runs.”


Rangers: Positioned LHP Andrew Heaney on the paternity record. Bochy stated the workforce was making an attempt to determine if he’ll make his subsequent scheduled begin on Friday or be pushed to Saturday. … Bochy acknowledged that lefty Martín Pérez’s velocity was down a bit in his most up-to-date begin. “If it’s down once more, then you will have slightly concern,” the supervisor stated. “He’s wholesome. There’s nothing happening with him.”

Purple Sox: Positioned right-hander Garrett Whitlock on the 15-day injured record with proper elbow irritation and lefty James Paxton went on the paternity record. … Proper-handed reliever John Schreiber (IL, proper shoulder) threw an on-field BP session, with infielder Trevor Story (proper elbow surgical procedure) one of many batters.


Former Purple Sox and present Rangers pitcher Nathan Eovaldi caught a ceremonial first pitch from Boston bullpen catcher Mani Martinez, who just lately grew to become a U.S. citizen.


Proper fielder Verdugo made a prolonged run to seize Adolis García’s drive in entrance of the Pesky Pole.


Bochy stated Eovaldi (10-3, 2.64 ERA) will begin the sequence finale on Thursday night time.

“I’m positively excited,” Eovaldi stated, standing on the sector behind residence plate about 90 minutes earlier than the sport.

The Purple Sox had a video tribute for him after the primary inning and he stepped out from the dugout, smiling and waving his cap to the gang that gave him a pleasant ovation.


Rangers RHP Jon Grey (6-4, 3.21 ERA) is ready to face Boston righty Brayan Bello (5-5, 3.06) Wednesday within the second sport of the three-game sequence.