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Gallo Homers in 5th Straight Game, Rangers Blast A's 8-3

First baseman Nate Lowe also homered twice

Texas Rangers' Joey Gallo, right, is congratulated by Andy Ibanez, left, after hitting a two-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, July 1, 2021.
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Joey Gallo homered in his fifth straight game, Nate Lowe went deep twice and the Texas Rangers pounded the Oakland Athletics 8-3 on Thursday.

Gallo finished 3 for 3 with a walk and three RBIs. His five-game homer streak is the longest in the majors this season and tied for second in Rangers history behind Kevin Mench, who homered in seven straight games in 2006.

Lowe had his second multi-homer game of the season and John Hicks hit his first home run since 2019 as Texas won for the fifth time in six games.

Chad Pinder and Ramon Laureano drove in runs for Oakland, which has lost eight of 12.

The Rangers jumped on A's starter Sean Manaea for four runs on nine hits in five innings, finishing with 15 hits in the game. Manaea (6-5) suffered his third straight loss and his first to Texas since 2017, snapping a six-game winning streak against the Rangers.

Texas starter Dane Dunning pitched four scoreless innings, allowing three hits and two walks with four strikeouts. John King (6-5) followed up with three hitless innings, allowing three runs (two earned).

Gallo had an RBI single in the first inning. Lowe blasted a solo home run in the fourth and Gallo added a two-run shot in the fifth, his 20th of the season.

Hicks took A's reliever Domingo Acevedo deep in the sixth and Lowe launched a two-run blast off Deolis Guerra in the seventh, his 12th of the year.

Oakland scored three runs in the eighth, aided by a Texas error.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rangers: C Jose Trevino was placed on the 10-day injured list retroactive to June 29 with a right forearm contusion after slipping in his hotel room Tuesday morning. ... OF David Dahl was reinstated from the 10-day IL after missing 30 games with a left rib cage contusion.

Athletics: OF Stephen Piscotty (sprained left wrist) felt good after a full workout Wednesday and is nearing a return, though he could first require a rehab assignment. ... OF Mark Canha (strained left hip) received a platelet-rich plasma injection this week and is unlikely to return before the All-Star break.

UP NEXT

Rangers: RHP Kyle Gibson (6-0, 2.00 ERA) starts as Texas opens a three-game series at Seattle on Friday night.

Athletics: RHP Frankie Montas (7-7, 4.72) takes the hill Friday as Oakland welcomes Boston for a three-game series.

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