The Los Angeles Dodgers (35-32) swept the Texas Rangers (27-43) in a two-game series at Dodger Stadium.
Third baseman Adrian Beltre started Texas’ scoring in the series opener with a third-inning RBI single before left fielder Joey Gallo hit a RBI groundout later in the inning. In the fifth, right fielder Shin-Soo Choo hit a solo home run, his 12th. Finally, shortstop Jurickson Profar hit a two-run single in the ninth. Texas lost 12-5.
Starter Bartolo Colon allowed eight runs, a walk and punched out three in 3 1/3 innings. Then, three relievers combined for four runs allowed, two walks and six strikeouts.
Profar and Gallo provided the offense for Texas in the series finale when each hit a RBI single in the fourth. Texas lost 3-2 in 11 innings.
Catcher Robinson Chirinos was ejected from the series finale after a home-plate incident with Dodger left fielder Matt Kemp.
Ace Cole Hamels pitched allowed two runs, one earned, walked four and punched out six in six innings before the bullpen combined for one run allowed, five walks and seven strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings.
Texas will host the Colorado Rockies (33-35) over the weekend during a three-game series at Globe Life Park.
These games can be heard on:
Friday- 107.9 Tulsa at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday- 107.9 Tulsa at 2:30 p.m.
Sunday- 107.9 Tulsa at 1:30 p.m.