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.