For the first time since July 27, Joey Gallo homered in a Texas Rangers game.
Only this time, it was against the Rangers for the first time in his career.
The Rangers fell to the New York Yankees by a score of 7-1 on Tuesday night. After winning six of seven games, Texas has since dropped seven of nine. The offense has struggled mightily during the stretch, especially with runners in scoring position, going 5-for-59 (.085).
Those struggles continued on Tuesday night as the Rangers went 0-for-6 in those situations. Andy Ibáñez stood apart in the Texas lineup with a three-hit night against Yankees. Leody Taveras, Adolis García and Nick Solak were the only other Rangers to record a hit.
The only run of the game for Texas was scored — yet again — via RBI groundout.
On the mound, Dane Dunning made his first start for Texas since August 20 due to the shutdown while on the COVID-19 Injured List. Dunning was on a 50-to-60-pitch limit, but only made it through 2 2/3 innings. He gave up two runs on three hits with one walk and three strikeouts.
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Kolby Allard followed Dunning, and while he was able to eat some innings out of the bullpen, the Yankees teed off on the left-hander in his final couple of innings. Gallo's homer came off Allard in the sixth inning while Yankees slugger Aaron Judge put the game out of reach with a three-run homer in the seventh. Allard ended up allowing five runs on five hits with one walk and five strikeouts.
The Bronx Bombers saw their power-hitting trio of Giancarlo Stanton, Judge and Gallo all hit homers in the same game.
The Rangers (55-96) and Yankees (85-67) conclude their season series on Wednesday night in the Bronx. Taylor Hearn (6-5, 4.52 ERA) will take the ball for Texas while former Ranger Corey Kluber (5-3, 3.68 ERA) will start for the Yankees.
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