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Seattle briefly gets back into the game after trailing early, but Texas erupts for four runs off reliever Zach Duke and cruises to win; Mariners play four games at Houston next

GALLOTexas scored 11 runs on Seattle for the second consecutive game, led by Joey Gallo's two home runs, as the Rangers won 11-7 Wednesday at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas.

A night after scoring 11 runs off Felix Hernandez (seven earned), the Rangers had seven runs and 12 hits off left-hander Marco Gonzales, who lasted only five innings. Both of Gallo's blasts came off Gonzales.

The Rangers had 19 hits off Seattle pitching.

The Mariners now play four games at Houston, starting with a great pitching matchup at 5 p.m. Thursday: James Paxton (9-5) vs. Justin Verlander (11-6).

The Rangers led 7-2 after six innings, led by Gallo's homers and RBI single. Mike Zunino homered early for Seattle.

The Mariners (65-50) scored four runs in the top of the seventh inning on RBI singles by Cameron Maybin, Jean Segura (two-run single) and Mitch Haniger, making it 7-6.

But, the Rangers responded with four runs off reliever Zach Duke in the bottom of the inning. Ronald Guzman, Willie Calhoun and Jurickson Profar had RBI doubles. Chasen Bradford reliever Duke and gave up an RBI single to Adrian Beltre, making it 11-6.

Zunino added another homer in the ninth inning.

Former Mariner Yovani Gallardo gave up three hits and two runs while striking out two and walking three, moving his record to 7-1. Gonzales fell to 12-7.

Gallo, Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Guzman had three hits each. Every Texas hitter had at least one hit.

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