Joey Gallo homers twice, Rangers beat struggling A’s 5-4

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Texas Rangers' Joey Gallo hits a home run against the Oakland Athletics during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, June 29, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)


OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Joey Gallo homered twice to give him 18 on the season, putting Texas ahead with his sixth-inning drive, and Nick Solak added a late two-run shot as the Rangers beat the struggling Oakland Athletics 5-4. Mike Foltynewicz (2-7) struck out six and walked one over seven innings, allowing two runs on four hits to win for the first time in 11 starts since beating the Angels on April 27. He snapped a four-game losing streak during that span. Jed Lowrie and Mitch Moreland each homered in the ninth against closer Ian Kennedy, who then finished for his 14th save.