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Texas Rangers beat San Diego Padres – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Nathaniel Lowe hit two two-run home runs, Nathan Eovaldi allowed one hit in seven innings and the Texas Rangers beat the San Diego Padres 7-0 on Tuesday night, ending their 11-game losing streak in the Series.

Eovaldi (5-3) struck out six players and retired 21 of the 22 batters he faced. The right-hander threw 61 of his 92 pitches as strikes.

Jonathan Hernández allowed a hit in the final two innings to secure the Rangers' eighth shutout of the season. San Diego, which had won nine of its last 11 games, remained scoreless for the sixth time.

Texas ended the longest losing streak against a single opponent in franchise history, dating back to September 2018. It was San Diego's longest consecutive winning streak against another team and the longest active streak in MLB.

San Diego's only hit against Eovaldi was a single to right by No. 9 hitter Bryce Johnson, a .167 hitter, with two outs in the third inning. That was two batters after Ha-Seong Kim's grounder deflected off third baseman Jonathan Ornelas. Shortstop Josh Smith was running forward when he caught a one-hop catch with his bare hands and threw in one motion to put the batter out at first base.

Lowe gave Texas a 2-0 lead when he pulled a pitch from Dylan Cease (7-7) into the right-field seats in the first inning. Lowe went the opposite way in the third inning, a 383-foot home run that just cleared the wall in left and gave Texas a 5-0 lead.

It was Lowe's fifth game with multiple home runs, his first in three years and the day before. It was also his third consecutive game with multiple hits and his sixth in an 11-game streak in which he had 12 RBIs.

Leody Taveras had two doubles, the first of which scored a run. He scored after another when Marcus Semien broke an 0-for-18 slide with a bloop single that made it 6-0 in the fourth inning. Taveras went first in the sixth inning and scored when Ornelas hit a double for his first career RBI.

Cease allowed six runs on eight hits, six of them for extra bases, in 3 2/3 innings, his shortest start of the season. He had five strikeouts and two walks.

TRAINING ROOM

Padres: Manager Mike Shildt said 2B Xander Bogaerts (left shoulder fracture) received positive reports on his latest CT scan and is close to beginning a rehab program. Bogaerts was injured May 20 when he dove for a ball while playing in the field. … C Luis Campusano (left thumb contusion) was scheduled to catch for Class A Lake Elsinore after being the designated hitter in his first rehab game on Monday.

Rangers: SS Corey Seager was out of the lineup for the second straight game since being hit by a pitch on the left wrist on Saturday. … RHP Tyler Mahle pitched two scoreless innings for Triple-A Round Rock in his first rehab outing since undergoing Tommy John surgery in May 2023. He threw 12 of his 19 pitches for strikes against Sugar Land.

NEXT

Rangers right-hander Jon Gray (3-4, 3.77 ERA) has 12 career wins against the Padres, his most against another team. Right-hander Adam Mazur (1-2, 7.25) makes his sixth career start for San Diego.