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Heim, Rangers pound Guardians 12-4 after Naylor brothers go deep in same inning for Cleveland


Jonah Heim homered and drove in four runs, fellow All-Star starters Corey Seager and Adolis Garcia also homered, and the Texas Rangers rallied Friday night for a 12-4 victory over the Cleveland Guardians, who got a history-making pair of homers from Bo and Josh Naylor.

The Naylors became the first brothers in major league history to hit multi-run homers in the same inning for the same team when each hit a two-run shot in the third to put the Guardians ahead 4-0. But that was the lone highlight for Cleveland.

Nathaniel Lowe homered in the fourth as part of a 4-for-4 night. The Rangers scored two runs in that inning, one in the sixth, five in the seventh and four in the eighth.

Heim finished 3-for-5 and fell a triple short of the cycle. Garcia, who entered the game leading the AL in RBIs with 75, drove in three runs and scored three on his 3-for-5 night. His homer was his 24th.

Bo Naylor hit a 1-0 changeup from Rangers starter Jon Gray an estimated 435 feet to right field with no outs in the third. Four batters later, Josh hit a 3-1 slider from Gray down the right-field line and it barely stayed fair to make it 4-0.

The Rangers pulled ahead in the seventh. Seager's double off Sam Hentges (1-1) tied the game at 4-4. Garcia followed with an RBI single, Heim had a two-run double and Leody Taveras had a run-scoring single.

Brock Burke (3-2), the first of three Rangers relievers, left the bases loaded in a scoreless seventh.

Seager, Garcia and Heim all homered in the eighth off Cody Morris.

Cleveland starter Aaron Civale left with a 4-0 lead after five innings, allowing two runs on five hits. He threw 79 pitches.


Guardians: RHP Shane Bieber won't make his scheduled start on Monday because of forearm irritation, manager Terry Francona said. Bieber had an MRI on Friday and was scheduled to visit Dr. Keith Meister, the Rangers' orthopedist, on Saturday.


Guardians: RHP Gavin Williams (1-1, 4.01 ERA), called up in late June when Triston McKenzie went back on the injured list, will make his fifth big league start.

Rangers: LHP Andrew Heaney (5-6, 4.71) comes off his worst outing of the season last Saturday at Washington. Heaney allowed eight runs, including three home runs, in three innings.

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