García Slam for Rangers in 13-2 Win to Avoid Sweep by Astros
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adolis García hit the first grand slam by a Texas batter this season and DJ Peters had a massive homer while driving in three runs in a 13-2 win over Houston. The Rangers avoided being swept by AL West-leading Astros for the fourth time in five series this season. García’s 29th homer came during an eight-run outburst in the fifth. That was the highest-scoring inning for the last-place Rangers this year. Peters led it off with a towering 450-foot drive to straightaway center off Houston starter Zack Greinke. Taylor Hearn pitched a career-high 6 2/3 innings with six strikeouts to win his second consecutive start.