Gray pitches 6 innings as Rangers beat reeling Marlins 8-0

Thu, Jul 21, 2022
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Gray pitches 6 innings as Rangers beat reeling Marlins 8-0

MIAMI (AP) - Jon Gray pitched six innings of four-hit ball, Adolis Garcia homered and the Texas Rangers beat the reeling Miami Marlins 8-0 on Thursday.

Garcia drove in three runs, helping Texas stop a four-game slide. Marcus Semien had two hits and reached base four times.

The Marlins lost their fourth straight, and their scoreless streak reached 34 innings. They last scored in the second inning of their 2-1 loss against Philadelphia on July 15.

Miami also tied a club record with its ninth consecutive game without a home run. Marlins teams in 1993 and 2019 had similar droughts.

Gray (7-4) struck out five and walked two. Matt Moore, Matt Bush and Dennis Santana each got three outs, finishing the Rangers' seven-hitter.

Rangers shortstop Corey Seager rejoined the team in Miami after appearing in the All-Star Game. But he got the day off.

Texas jumped in front on consecutive RBI singles by Nathaniel Lowe, Jonah Helm and Garcia in the third. Garcia added a two-run shot in the fifth, driving the first pitch from Miami starter Pablo Lopez over the wall in right for his 16th homer.

Lopez (6-5) was lifted after five innings. The right-hander was charged with five runs and five hits.

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