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.