July 22, 2018 / 10:15 PM / 23 days ago

Odor has three hits, three RBIs in Rangers' win over Indians

Yovani Gallardo pitched six solid innings while Rougned Odor went 3-for-3 and drove in three runs as the Texas Rangers recorded a 5-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday afternoon at Globe Life Park.

Gallardo (4-1) helped the Rangers avoid a three-game sweep in the series after they allowed 25 runs in the first two games.

In his sixth start since rejoining Texas, Gallardo allowed three hits and worked around four walks. He was aided by double plays in the third and fourth while throwing 40 of 72 pitches for strikes.

Odor went 8-for-13 in the series and drove in three runs for the second time this season. He hit an RBI single in the third off Mike Clevinger (7-6), lifted a sacrifice fly in the fifth and homered in the eighth off left-hander Oliver Perez.

Delino DeShields Jr. scored the first two runs for Texas aided by stealing second twice. He recorded two steals for the fifth time this season.

Ryan Rua added insurance with a two-run homer in the eighth off Neil Ramirez.

Right fielder Joey Gallo recorded two outfield assists but also left the game with a sprained left ankle.

The Rangers snapped a four-game losing streak and won for the fourth time in 16 games. Texas recorded its third shutout of the season.

After Gallardo finished, three relievers kept the Indians scoreless.

Jose Leclerc struck out two in the seventh and Jake Diekman loaded the bases in the eighth but struck out Yandy Diaz. Cory Gearrin finished up with a perfect ninth.

Clevinger allowed two runs on four hits in 6 2/3 innings.

The Indians went 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position and were shut out for the fourth time this season.

—Field Level Media

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