ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Second baseman Marcus Semien hit a go-ahead double, extending his streak of hitting at least one hit to 25 games, while Dan Dunning replaced Injured Man star Jacob deGrom in the rotation. Has won again since taking office. The Texas Rangers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 on Tuesday.
Nathaniel Lowe and Adolis Garcia did the work for the Rangers, who are 40–20 and lead the AL West. Texas also has a five-game winning streak and the best start to a season in franchise history since its inception. The most wins in 60 games prior to this season were 37.
Despite allowing three homers during his 5 2–3 innings, Dunning (5–1) held on with the Rangers in a 6–4 lead.
Will Smith pitched the ninth inning for his 11th save in twelve tries. Cardinals rookie lefty Matthew Liberatore (1-2) allowed five runs in four innings.
Marcus Semien’s current 25-game hitting streak is his best this season.
Nolan Arenado, Wilson Contreras and Jordan Walker homered for St. Louis, which is winless in 5 road games.
For the Rangers, Cuban Adolis Garcia went 4-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored, Dominican Leody Taveras went 1-for-4 with a run scored.
For the Cardinals, Venezuelan Wilson Contreras went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.