Gallo homers twice as Rangers sweep Tigers with 3-1 win

DETROIT (AP) Joey Gallo nearly backed up his manager's big prediction.

Gallo hit two solo homers, Ariel Jurado threw seven shutout innings and the Rangers completed a three-game sweep of Detroit with a 3-1 win over the Tigers on Thursday.

''I actually made a bold prediction that he was going to hit three homers today to get him to the All-Star Game,'' manager Chris Woodward said of Gallo. ''He came up a little bit short but it was impressive.''

Woodward's office in the visitors' clubhouse at Comerica Park was wall-to-wall balloons, courtesy of designated hitter Shin-Soo Choo for the manager's 43rd birthday.

''When you get to be my age, you don't really celebrate,'' Woodward said.

His team's performance was more of a cause for celebration for their manager.

Texas has won five straight games, matching a season high. The Rangers hit the midseason mark a season-best nine games above .500.

''We're beating the teams would should beat and we've beaten a lot of good teams in the process also,'' Woodward said. ''We've got some tough series coming up, but I think that's a good thing.

''We set out from the beginning to be in the hunt and to get to the playoffs. Right now, we've got as good a chance as anybody.''

Gallo led off the second inning by driving Spencer Turnbull's pitch deep into the right-field seats. With two outs in the fourth inning, Gallo lined Nick Ramirez's pitch over the left-field wall.

''I don't really do that too much, especially against a lefty,'' Gallo said of his homer off Ramirez.

It was Gallo's eighth multi-homer game and his first since Aug. 8, 2018, against the Seattle Mariners. Gallo has 19 homers on the season.

He wasn't aware of Woodward's prediction but was happy to deliver.

''I did want to get a win for him for his birthday, so it was nice to kind of play pretty well,'' Gallo said.

Turning in the longest outing of his big-league career, Jurado (5-3) allowed six hits as he improved to 4-1 as a starter this season. He struck out four and walked just one. Jurado has won four of his past five decisions.

''He did a really good job of pitching with conviction,'' Woodward said. ''He let it rip from Pitch One.''

Texas added a run in the seventh inning on Choo's sacrifice fly.

Miguel Cabrera's eighth-inning sacrifice fly off reliever Chris Martin accounted for Detroit's run.

Shawn Kelley pitched the ninth inning for his 11th save.

The Tigers have lost seven in a row overall, as well as their past seven home games.

''We stayed in the game, got close at the end, got men on,'' Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. ''They're trying. It's just a rough time.

''I've said it over and over again. I don't have any answers for it other than they're up there trying to get hits.''

Turnbull (3-8), the first of six Detroit pitchers, took the loss, his fourth in a row.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rangers: Woodward said OF Hunter Pence (right groin strain) is scheduled to run the bases at full speed before Friday's game at Tampa Bay. Following that, an assessment will be made whether to send Pence out for a rehab assignment or activate him from the IL.

Tigers: Turnbull left after two innings because of shoulder fatigue. He had an MRI, which was negative. He'll be reassessed on Friday.

UP NEXT

Rangers: Texas travels to Tampa Bay to begin a three-game series with the Rays. Lance Lynn (9-4) is Friday's scheduled starter.

Tigers: Home for a three-game series against the Washington Nationals. Daniel Norris (2-6) takes the mound Friday. Anibal Sanchez is scheduled to start for Washington.

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  • HR: TEX - J. Gallo 2 (19)
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    G. Beckham 2B40200003.221.307.410.7163.0
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    • a-struck out for Wilson in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 2B - R. Odor (12)
    • HR - J. Gallo 2 (19)
    • SF - S. Choo
    • SH - T. Federowicz (2)
    • RBI - S. Choo (33), J. Gallo 2 (44)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Gallo (7)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Mazara, L. Forsythe 2 (2), R. Odor 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Jones (13), C. Stewart (14), G. Beckham (10)
    • SF - M. Cabrera (4)
    • RBI - M. Cabrera (31)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Dixon 2 (2), G. Beckham 2 (2), B. Wilson 2 (2), N. Goodrum 2 (2)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Forsythe-Odor-Santana; Andrus-Santana)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Jurado (W, 5-3)7.06001403.901.3426.0
    C. Martin (H, 12)1.01110003.481.061.0
    S. Kelley (S, 11)1.02000302.791.149.5
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Jurado (W, 5-3)7.0
    C. Martin (H, 12)1.0
    S. Kelley (S, 11)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    S. Turnbull (L, 3-8)2.01111313.311.34-0.5
    N. Ramirez3.02111414.051.327.0
    B. Farmer1.01001104.551.481.5
    B. Hardy1.01110004.260.851.0
    J. Jimenez1.00000304.991.344.5
    J. Cisnero1.00000209.002.004.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - A. Jurado (4)
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Jurado 100-70, C. Martin 17-13, S. Kelley 21-16
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Jurado 9-6
    • Batters Faced - A. Jurado 27, C. Martin 4, S. Kelley 5
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - S. Turnbull 45-28, N. Ramirez 48-28, B. Farmer 23-16, B. Hardy 14-9, J. Jimenez 11-9, J. Cisnero 10-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Turnbull 1-2, N. Ramirez 2-3, B. Farmer 1-1, B. Hardy 2-1
    • Batters Faced - S. Turnbull 8, N. Ramirez 12, B. Farmer 5, B. Hardy 4, J. Jimenez 3, J. Cisnero 3
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      B. Dixon 1B40000022.250.269.476.745-1.0
      J. Candelario 3B30100020.191.288.284.5721.0
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      B. Wilson C30000002.118.118.176.2940.0
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      • a-struck out for Wilson in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 2B - R. Odor (12)
      • HR - J. Gallo 2 (19)
      • SF - S. Choo
      • SH - T. Federowicz (2)
      • RBI - S. Choo (33), J. Gallo 2 (44)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Gallo (7)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Mazara, L. Forsythe 2 (2), R. Odor 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Jones (13), C. Stewart (14), G. Beckham (10)
      • SF - M. Cabrera (4)
      • RBI - M. Cabrera (31)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Dixon 2 (2), G. Beckham 2 (2), B. Wilson 2 (2), N. Goodrum 2 (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Forsythe-Odor-Santana; Andrus-Santana)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Jurado (W, 5-3)7.06001403.901.3426.0
      C. Martin (H, 12)1.01110003.481.061.0
      S. Kelley (S, 11)1.02000302.791.149.5
      Total9.0911170---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Jurado (W, 5-3)7.0
      C. Martin (H, 12)1.0
      S. Kelley (S, 11)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
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      N. Ramirez3.02111414.051.327.0
      B. Farmer1.01001104.551.481.5
      B. Hardy1.01110004.260.851.0
      J. Jimenez1.00000304.991.344.5
      J. Cisnero1.00000209.002.004.0
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      PITCHERSIP
      S. Turnbull (L, 3-8)2.0
      N. Ramirez3.0
      B. Farmer1.0
      B. Hardy1.0
      J. Jimenez1.0
      J. Cisnero1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - A. Jurado (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Jurado 100-70, C. Martin 17-13, S. Kelley 21-16
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Jurado 9-6
      • Batters Faced - A. Jurado 27, C. Martin 4, S. Kelley 5
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - S. Turnbull 45-28, N. Ramirez 48-28, B. Farmer 23-16, B. Hardy 14-9, J. Jimenez 11-9, J. Cisnero 10-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Turnbull 1-2, N. Ramirez 2-3, B. Farmer 1-1, B. Hardy 2-1
      • Batters Faced - S. Turnbull 8, N. Ramirez 12, B. Farmer 5, B. Hardy 4, J. Jimenez 3, J. Cisnero 3
      • 8TH INNING
        Cabrera hit sacrifice fly to center, Jones scored31
      • 7TH INNING
        Choo hit sacrifice fly to left, Odor scored30
      • 4TH INNING
        Gallo homered to left center20
      • 2ND INNING
        Gallo homered to right10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Jose Cisnero relieved Joe Jimenez
        • W. Calhoun: Foul, Strike swinging, Calhoun popped out to shortstop
        • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Forsythe struck out swinging
        • R. Odor: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Odor struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Shawn Kelley relieved Chris Martin
        • Ronald Guzman at first base
        • B. Dixon: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Dixon struck out swinging
        • J. Candelario: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Candelario struck out swinging
        • H. Castro: Ball, Castro singled to shallow right
        • G. Beckham: Strike swinging, Ball, Beckham singled to shallow center, Castro to third
        • Niko Goodrum hit for Bobby Wilson
        • N. Goodrum: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Goodrum struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Joe Jimenez relieved Blaine Hardy
        • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Andrus struck out swinging
        • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Mazara struck out swinging
        • J. Gallo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Gallo struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Chris Martin relieved Ariel Jurado
        • J. Jones: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Jones doubled to deep center
        • N. Castellanos: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Castellanos flied out to deep right, Jones to third
        • M. Cabrera: Cabrera hit sacrifice fly to center, Jones scored
        • C. Stewart: Strike swinging, Stewart flied out to right
        • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Blaine Hardy relieved Buck Farmer
        • R. Odor: Foul, Odor doubled to deep right
        • T. Federowicz: Federowicz hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Odor to third
        • S. Choo: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Choo hit sacrifice fly to left, Odor scored
        • D. Santana: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Santana grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Jurado Pitching:
        • J. Candelario: Candelario singled to right
        • H. Castro: Strike looking, Castro grounded into double play shortstop to first, Candelario out at second
        • G. Beckham: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Beckham doubled to deep center
        • B. Wilson: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Wilson grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Buck Farmer relieved Nick Ramirez
        • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Andrus singled to shallow right
        • N. Mazara: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Mazara reached on fielder's choice to second, Andrus out at second
        • J. Gallo: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gallo walked, Mazara to second
        • W. Calhoun: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
        • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Forsythe fouled out to right
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Jurado Pitching:
        • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
        • C. Stewart: Strike looking, Stewart grounded out to shortstop
        • B. Dixon: Strike looking, Dixon grounded out to third
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • N. Ramirez Pitching:
        • T. Federowicz: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Federowicz struck out swinging
        • S. Choo: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Choo struck out looking
        • D. Santana: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Santana struck out on foul tip
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Jurado Pitching:
        • B. Wilson: Strike looking, Wilson grounded out to first
        • J. Jones: Jones flied out to center
        • N. Castellanos: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Castellanos popped out to first
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • N. Ramirez Pitching:
        • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Andrus grounded out to shortstop
        • N. Mazara: Ball, Mazara lined out to left
        • J. Gallo: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Gallo homered to left center
        • W. Calhoun: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Calhoun walked
        • L. Forsythe: Ball, Forsythe singled to shallow right, Calhoun to third
        • R. Odor: Ball, Strike looking, Odor flied out to right
        • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Jurado Pitching:
        • C. Stewart: Strike looking, Stewart popped out to second
        • B. Dixon: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Dixon struck out swinging
        • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Ball, Candelario hit by pitch
        • H. Castro: Castro singled to right, Candelario to second
        • G. Beckham: Ball, Foul, Beckham flied out to right
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • Nick Ramirez relieved Spencer Turnbull
        • T. Federowicz: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Federowicz struck out swinging
        • S. Choo: Foul, Ball, Choo grounded out to catcher
        • D. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Santana flied out to right
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Jurado Pitching:
        • J. Jones: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Jones flied out to center
        • N. Castellanos: Ball, Castellanos singled to center
        • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Cabrera grounded into double play third to second to first, Castellanos out at second
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • S. Turnbull Pitching:
        • J. Gallo: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gallo homered to right
        • W. Calhoun: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
        • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Forsythe struck out swinging
        • R. Odor: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Odor struck out looking
        • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Jurado Pitching:
        • J. Candelario: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Candelario struck out looking
        • H. Castro: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Castro singled to left
        • G. Beckham: Ball, Ball, Beckham reached on fielder's choice to third, Castro out at second
        • B. Wilson: Foul, Ball, Wilson grounded out to third
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • S. Turnbull Pitching:
        • S. Choo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Choo walked
        • D. Santana: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Santana flied out to center
        • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Andrus flied out to center
        • N. Mazara: Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Mazara grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Jurado Pitching:
        • J. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
        • N. Castellanos: Castellanos grounded out to third
        • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Cabrera walked
        • C. Stewart: Strike looking, Stewart doubled to right, Cabrera to third
        • B. Dixon: Strike looking, Dixon fouled out to first
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)