ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Tim Beckham hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the seventh as the Tampa Bay Rays scored five runs in a span of three pitches to beat Texas 10-8 on Monday night, ending the Rangers’ eight-game home winning streak.
Steven Souza Jr. had four hits with four runs scored for Tampa Bay, while Evan Longoria’s four RBIs included a two-run homer.
Pinch-hitter Colby Rasmus hit a two-run double on the first pitch thrown by reliever Tony Barnette (1-1), tying the game at 7-all before a no-pitch intentional walk to Kevin Kiermaier, who had already struck out three times. Beckham then hit a 1-0 pitch over the 14-foot wall in left-center field for his eighth homer of the season.
Jose De Leon (1-0) allowed three runs in 2 2-3 innings and still won his Rays debut. The right-hander was recalled from Triple-A Durham after Tampa Bay used eight pitchers, including Monday’s starter as the closer, in a 15-inning win Sunday.
Alex Colome struck out the side in a perfect ninth for his 14th save in 16 chances.
Adrian Beltre singled in his first at-bat this season for Texas and Joey Gallo crushed his 16th homer. Shin-Soo Choo drove in three runs, all off De Leon, with a two-run single in the sixth and a solo homer in the eighth.
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