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Gibson, Dietrich lead Rangers to win over Rockies


Kyle Gibson, Texas Rangers starter, pitches against the Colorado Rockies on Saturday, Aug.15, 2020


Kyle Gibson pitched into the seventh inning for his first win with the Texas Rangers, who beat the Colorado Rockies 6-4 on Saturday night for their fourth win.

Derek Dietrich, newly hired by Texas, hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning. Shin-Soo Choo had three hits and two RBIs, while José Treviño had three hits for the Rangers, who made sure to win their third series in a row.

Texas moved one game over .500, a record it hadn’t boasted since opening the season with a win over the Rockies themselves.

Trevor Story had three hits and Tony Wolters hit a two-run double for the Rockies, who have lost five of six games, after starting the season 11-3. Charlie Blackmon came out of a slump and went 11-0 by hitting a triple in the eighth inning, raising his batting average to .438.

Gibson (1-2), who signed with Texas before this season after spending the first 10 years of his career in Minnesota, worked 6 1/3 innings, allowing two runs and seven hits. He prescribed a couple of strikeouts and walked.

Rafael Montero solved the ninth chapter to reach five saves, although he allowed a dirty run after an interference from the catcher.

The defeat went to the Venezuelan Germán Márquez.

For the Rangers, the Venezuelans Rougned Odor 4-1, Elvis Andrus 4-2 with a run scored.

For the Rockies, Raimel Tapia 3-0 with a run scored.