BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER
Joey Gallo’s three-run home run in the seventh-inning off Tyler Anderson led the Texas Rangers to a 9–5 win over the Giants Sunday afternoon at Oracle Field.>>
Gallo’s blast, his third of the year, capped a three hit day and allowed Texas to escape San Francisco with a bit of dignity after being outscored by 16–5 in the first two games of the series.>
San Francisco had rallied from a 5-1 deficit to tie the game in the bottom of the sixth on a two run homer by rookie catcher Chadwick Tromp, but Texas wasted no time jumping on Andrew Triggs and Tyler Anderson for four runs in their next at bat to break the game open and salvage the finale of the three game weekend series.>>
Jeff Samardzija had his second straight rough outing on the young season, giving up five runs and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings, actually lowering his ERA to 9.31.>
Evan Longoria hit his first home run of the year for the Giants, and Donovan Solano had a perfect day at the plate with two singles and two walks to raise his average to .484.>
The loss concluded San Francisco first home stand of the season with a split of the six game set. The Giants will now return to the road for a season long ten game trek through Colorado, Los Angeles and Houston. Johnny Cueto is scheduled to face the Rockies Chi Chi Gonzalez Monday night in the opener.