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Rangers roll to 3rd straight win, secure series

Rangers roll to 3rd straight win, secure series
Rangers roll to 3rd straight win, secure series
Brett Nicholas slugs a three-run homer to right field to give the Rangers a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the 2nd inning

Adrian Beltre led the Rangers with three hits and three RBIs, while Shin-Soo Choo reached base four times on a single and three walks. Brett Nicholas hit a three-run home run, Mike Napoli added a solo shot and starter Tyson Ross picked up the win coming off the disabled list while allowing three runs in 5 2/3 innings.

Napoli's impressive solo jack
Mike Napoli crushes a solo home run to left field that extends the Rangers’ lead to 4-2 in the bottom of the 4th inning

Mike Fiers took the loss for the Astros, allowing six runs in four-plus innings. He is 0-3 with an 8.41 ERA in his last four starts, and Astros starters are 2-8 with a 6.62 ERA in their last 16 games.

The Astros had two key baserunners thrown out at bad times. Marwin Gonzalez, with the game still scoreless, led off the second with a single into the gap but was thrown out by left fielder Joey Gallo trying for a double.

Rangers cut down Gonzalez
Joey Gallo…

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