Beltre, Strausborger homer as Rangers beat Rays 5-3

Beltre, Strausborger homer as Rangers beat Rays 5-3

By Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Adrian Beltre and Ryan Strausborger hit solo home runs to spoil Drew Smyly's return, and the Texas Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 on Sunday afternoon.

The Rangers swept the three-game series and have won four straight games and seven in a row at home.

Beltre broke a 3-3 tie in the third inning with a solo shot. In the next inning, Strausborger hit his first major league homer in his third game.

Smyly (0-2) allowed five runs in four innings. He was making his first start since he went on the disabled list with a torn labrum in his shoulder in May.

Yovani Gallardo (9-9) gave up three runs in the first two innings but blanked the Rays over the next 3 1-3 for his second straight win. He allowed 11 hits and a walk and struck out one.

Shawn Tolleson pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his 23rd save in 24 chances.

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