Rangers Come from Behind to Beat Rockies 7-5

Adrian Beltre hit a two-run double, Elvis Andrus added a tiebreaking single and the Texas Rangers scored four runs in the eighth inning to beat the Colorado Rockies 7-5 on Tuesday.

The AL West leaders had five hits in the inning and handed Colorado another tough loss in the two-game sweep. The late-game rally came after the Rangers scored three times in the ninth to beat the Rockies 4-3 on Monday night.

On Tuesday, Texas had four consecutive hits as Carlos Beltran drove in a run with a single and Beltre tied the game with a two-run double. Andrus gave his team the lead when he drove in Beltre with his second hit of the game.

Alex Claudio (3-1) threw 2 1-3 scoreless innings of relief and Sam Dyson picked up his 25th save in 28 chances.

The Rangers, who have won four straight and nine of 12, finished their road trip 5-3. The teams head to Texas to begin a two-game set Wednesday.

Tyler Chatwood allowed two runs struck out a season-high eight for Colorado, but Scott Oberg (0-1) allowed four runs in the eighth.

The shaky bullpen performance comes after Carlos Estevez blew two ninth-inning leads in four days and was demoted earlier in the day.

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Charlie Blackmon homered and doubled, rookie David Dahl tripled to extend his hitting streak to 15 games, and Nolan Arenado drove in his National-League leading 90th and 91st RBIs for the Rockies.

Colorado has lost five of six and finished its homestand 3-5.

A.J. Griffin struggled in his start for the Rangers, allowing five runs in 4 2/3 innings. He avoided losing his first game since July 10 thanks to another Rangers' late rally.

Blackmon hit Griffin's fourth pitch of the game over the right-center field wall for his seventh leadoff home run of the season. Later in the inning, Dahl tripled and Arenado brought him home with a single to extend Colorado's lead to 2-0.

Arenado and Gerardo Parra each added an RBI single in the third. Mark Reynolds came off the bench and drove in a run with a single in the fifth to push the lead to 5-1.

Robinson Chirinos had an RBI single in the fifth and Nomar Mazara drove in another run in the seventh.


Rangers: DH/OF Carlos Beltran returned to the lineup after missing the previous two days with a bruise on his left quadriceps.


Rangers: LHP Martin Perez (7-8, 4.33 ERA) is 0-4 with a 7.07 ERA in his past six starts. He allowed five runs in seven innings against Houston in his previous start.

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