Gallo’s blast helps Texas salvage final game against Giants


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.

Joey Gallo gets congratulated at home plate following his three-run homer in the sixth inning Sunday afternoon at Oracle Field. Gallo’s blast put Texas ahead to stay on the way to a 9-5 win over the Giants.

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.

Giants rookie catcher Chadwick Tromp follows the path of his two-run home run against the Rangers Sunday afternoon. The shot tied the game at five, but Texas would come back to score a 9-5 win in the finale of the three-game 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.

About Daniel Gluskoter

Daniel Gluskoter is the Martinez Tribune's national music and sports editor and a Bay Area photojournalist who's work has been featured in Rolling Stone, Time Magazine and Sports Illustrated. He covered the 2008 Presidential campaign as a correspondent for United Press International and has travelled worldwide covering events ranging from numerous Super Bowls and Olympics to Live Aid and the Grammys.

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