García slam for Texas in 13-2 win to avoid sweep by Astros

Rangers 2-0 win Mariners

By STEPHEN HAWKINS

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.

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