Gallo homers and Rangers use 6 pitchers to beat Angels 2-0

Texas Rangers' Joey Gallo follows through on a two-run home run that came off a pitch from Los Angeles Angels starter Patrick Sandoval in the sixth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. The Rangers' Todd Frazier scored on the hit. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)


ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Joey Gallo hit a two-run homer and six Texas pitchers combined on a four-hitter in a 2-0 win over the Los Angeles Angels. The Rangers have consecutive wins for the first time this season. Gallo’s opposite-field homer to left-center came in the sixth off Angels starter Patrick Sandoval. Edinson Volquez, the first reliever after Rangers starter Kolby Allard’s five innings, got his first big league victory since 2017. It was his first win for the Rangers since 2007, before he was traded to Cincinnati for Josh Hamilton. All four of Gallo’s homers this season are off left-handed pitchers.

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