ARLINGTON – Joey Gallo scored the winning race at the bottom of the ninth inning to give Rangers a 11-10 win over the Cubs on Sunday afternoon at Globe Life Park. Texas took two out of three from Chicago in the season-opening series despite giving up 28 races.
Gallo, who turns Cub's closer Pedro Strop, started the game-winning rally with a double to deep left just outside Ben Zobrist's grip. Shin-Soo Choo, puzzling to Hunter Pence, moved Gallo to third.
Rangers could also come back from it. Jeff Mathis started a comeback with a sixth home race. Mazara tied it with a two-run triple in the seventh and
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