ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Rougned Odor and Asdrúbal Cabrera each homered and combined for seven RBIs, and the Texas Rangers rolled past the Toronto Blue Jays 10-2 on Sunday.
Odor had been in an 0-for-21 slump that reduced his average to .122 before he drove a pitch from Clay Buchholz over the back bullpen wall in right-center field for a two-run homer in the second inning.READ MORE: Gov. Abbott Signs $2B Texas Border Security Bill Into Law In Fort Worth
Odor’s homer followed a run-scoring double by Cabrera, who had been hitless in his previous nine at-bats. Odor also had a run-scoring single in the fifth.
In the third, Cabrera added a three-run homer — his seventh of the season, all at home — to put Texas ahead 6-1.
Cabrera drove in four runs and Odor plated three.
Drew Smyly came off the injured list to hold Toronto to one run and two hits in four innings in his first game since April 19. He had been sidelined with mid-arm nerve tightness.
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Kyle Dowdy (2-1) entered the game to start the fifth with a 7-1 lead and pitched two scoreless innings.
Texas won the final two games of the three-game series to move back to .500, while the Blue Jays ended their road trip at 1-5.
Buchholz (0-2) allowed seven runs in four innings, falling to 0-5 in his career at Texas.
Toronto used four relief pitchers before catcher Luke Maile made his first major league pitching appearance in the eighth. Maile retired all three batters he faced and struck out Shin-Soo-Choo, who had three singles and a walk in his first four plate appearances.
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