Rangers score 2 in 9th to beat Orioles 2-0

Posted at 10:52 PM, Jul 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-02 23:54:59-04

AP Sports Writer

BALTIMORE (AP) - Leonys Martin ended a scoreless duel with an RBI single in the ninth inning, and the Texas Rangers beat the Baltimore Orioles 2-0 Thursday night behind a dominant pitching performance by Yovani Gallardo and three relievers.

After Shin-Soo Choo led off the ninth with a walk from Chaz Roe (2-1) and moved up on a bunt, Martin ended a 4-for-34 slump with a single to center. Martin came home on a single by Rougned Odor.

Gallardo gave up two hits and three walks over six innings to extend his run of shutout innings to 29 1/3 - the longest streak in the majors this year and fourth-longest in franchise history.

Keone Kela (5-5) got two outs and Shawn Tolleson worked a perfect ninth to complete the three-hitter and earn his 12th save.

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