Jays drop series finale to Rangers behind strong Perez start

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Texas Rangers starting pitcher Martin Perez throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Martin Perez allowed one run in six innings and Adolis Garcia homered for the second consecutive game as the Texas Rangers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 on Sunday afternoon.

The Blue Jays head home following an 8-2 road trip to play five games in four days against another current AL wild-card team, Tampa Bay.

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Leody Taveras added a solo homer in the eighth inning for the Rangers, who salvaged the finale of the three-game series and snapped a three-game losing streak.