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Garcia reaches 44 RBI in Rangers’ 7-4 win over Braves

Adolis Garcia hit a two-run homer for a season-high 44 RBI in the majors, and the Texas Rangers beat the Atlanta Braves 7-7.4 on Tuesday night in an interleague matchup between division leaders. Gave.

Dan Dunning (4-0) got a solid start in place of the injured Jacob deGrom. He allowed one run in six innings in his third start since deGrom went on the disabled list with elbow inflammation on April 29.

The right-hander has won two of those games, and his other two wins came when he relieved deGrom, who was forced to step off the mound due to health issues.

Dunning walked four without walking and threw 60 of his 92 pitches for strikes. Will Smith, Texas’s fourth reliever, retired the ninth in order with eight saves in nine chances.

Ronald Acuna Jr. homered for the third consecutive game for the Braves, who had lost for the fifth time in their last six games. The NL East leaders still held a five-game field lead over the Marlins.

Despite a 12–0 loss to the Braves in the series opener, the Rangers have won eight of their last 10 games.

Left-hander Jared Shuster (0-2), the organization’s top pitching prospect, did not allow a hit until Robby Grossman led off the fourth with a single. Nathaniel Lowe doubled homer before Garcia’s 11th home run of the season, a 365-foot drive over the right-field wall, made it 3–1.

For the Rangers, Cuban Garcia went 3–1 with two RBI and a run scored. Dominican Ezequiel Duran 4-1 with one produced and one score; Leonie Taveras scored a run to make it 2-1.

For the Braves, Venezuelan Acuña Jr. went 4–2 with an RBI and two runs; Orlando Arcia 4-2 with RBI. Puerto Rican Eddie Rosario 4-0.

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