Arlington, TX, United States (4E Sports) – Mitch Moreland hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the seventh inning to help the Texas Rangers defeat the Toronto Blue Jays, 6-2 Sunday at Globe Life Park in Arlington.
Consequently, the Rangers avoided a three-game sweep by the Blue Jays.
Juan Francisco’s home run in the fourth gave the Blue Jays an initial 1-0 lead. Alex Rios had a two-run triple in the same inning that put the Rangers up 2-1.
Edwin Encarnacion homered for the Blue Jays in the sixth to tie the game.
After Moreland’s homer in the seventh, Shin-Soo Choo and Adrian Beltre had run-scoring hits in the eighth.
Rangers rookie right-hander Nick Martinez left with a 2-1 lead after five innings.
Aaron Poreda (2-0) got the win after a scoreless seventh, and closer Joakim Soria pitched a scoreless ninth.
Blue Jays’ starter R. A. Dickey allowed three hits and four runs.