PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Mitch Garver and Jonah Heim homered and Zach Reks snapped a tie game with a two-RBI double, leading the the Texas Rangers past the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4 on Tuesday night.
Garver and Heim went deep off Phillies starter Ranger Suarez (2-1) and the game was tied at 3 into the sixth inning. Heim singled and Nathaniel Lowe reached on third basemen Alec Bohm’s error. Reks broke the tie with a pinch-hit, two-RBI double off reliever Seranthony Dominguez, and Marcus Semien’s RBI single made it 6-3.READ MORE: Enhanced Risk For Severe Weather Across Philadelphia Region Monday Afternoon
Bohm bobbled the ball before the throw and was slow to get the ball out of his glove on Semien’s infield hit. Bohm had entered 40 for 40 in total chances in the field since a three-error game April 11.
Bohm batted with two runners on base in the seventh and struck out looking against John King. The lefty reliever then struck out Bryce Harper looking to end the threat.
Brock Burke (3-0) tossed 2 1/3 scoreless innings of relief for the win. Joe Barlow worked a scoreless ninth for his second save.
J.T. Realmuto hit a solo homer in the eighth that made it 6-4 as the Phillies, no-hit on Friday by five Mets pitchers, opened a six-game homestand that includes four more with New York.
The Phillies scored three off starter Jon Gray in the first. Rhys Hoskins hit a low liner that bounced past diving left fielder Nick Solak for a two-RBI double. Hoskins scored on Didi Gregorius’ RBI single for a 3-0 lead.
Gray pitched three innings, allowed three runs and struck out three in his first start since April 19. He was placed on the 10-day injured list the next day with a left knee sprain. He was just 0-1 with a 7.00 ERA in two starts this season. Gray signed a $56 million, four-year deal with the Rangers in the offseason.
Suarez allowed five runs, three earned, in five-plus innings. Garver hit a two-run shot to left in the first and Heim tied it at 3 on a solo shot in the fourth.
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The Phillies sent out three different starting lineups because of late scratches. Nick Castellanos was listed as the starting right fielder until he was scratched because his wife is expecting a baby. Odubel Herrera then got bumped from center field because of allergies.
Rangers: Placed RHP Albert Abreu (left ankle sprain) on the 15-day injured list.
Phillies: Harper will have his strained right elbow examined this week. He has not played right field since April 16 and remains in the lineup as the designated hitter.
Suarez is the only player in MLB history with the first name Ranger, making it, of course, the first time a Ranger faced the Rangers.
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Rangers OF Willie Calhoun, once considered one of baseball’s top prospects, told MLB.com he requested a trade after he was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock. The 27-year-old Calhoun was acquired from the Dodgers as part of the Yu Darvish trade in 2017. He was batting just .136 in 44 at-bats this season. Calhoun told the site: “I just respectfully asked them like, ‘If I’m not part of the future here with this team, is there any way that we can work out a trade or anything?’”
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The Phillies send RHP Zack Wheeler (1-3, 5.79 ERA) to the mound against Rangers LHP Martin Perez (0-2, 3.00 ERA) to wrap the two-game set.