ARLINGTON, Texas – Adolis Garcia and Willie Calhoun met when the Texas Rangers ended a six-game loss with a 5-2 win over the Yankees on Monday night and turned down Gerrit Cole’s bid for the first six-game American League winner .
Cole (5-2) allowed season highs of five runs and seven hits, and was pulled after Garcia drove off sixth with a sharp single in the right-hander’s 89th place. Cole hit seven but also issued two free tickets after not running any over his previous five starts.
Garcia’s 11th homer was a shot from the opposing field that led away from the second and was the first of three consecutive extra-base hits. David Dahl and Isiah Kiner-Falefa followed with two braces that made it 2-1 and put Texas in the lead. Garcia stole home, part of a double with two outs in the sixth after Cole was eliminated, for a 5-1 lead.
The Rangers, who had their first winless road trip of at least six games since 1991, hadn’t won since their last home game against Seattle on May 9, when they hit .500 for the second time that season.
Jordan Lyles (2-3) scored six out of six innings for his first win in eight starts since making his season debut on April 4. Three of the first four Yankees batters had singles and Gio Urshela’s goal gave them a 1-1 lead. 0. But they only have one other runner behind the first base against the right-handed from Texas.
Ian Kennedy worked a perfect ninth for his AL-leading eleventh save in eleven chances.
Luke Voit’s first homer of the season was a solo shot in the Yankees eighth.
Calhoun, who had a double lead over the first, hit his fifth homer to open the fifth.
Cole’s franchise-record-matching streak of 12 consecutive starts that resulted in two or less deserved runs ended and kept him associated with Whitey Ford (1963) and Chad Green (2017-19). Cole also made a run of five straight starts, completing at least six innings and not running a batsman, one of the team record set by David Wells 18 years ago.
Cole’s 41 ⅔ innings had ended without a walk since April 12, when Joey Gallo hit Gallo with an out in the third. The ball passed catcher Kyle Higashioka, and Gallo started and rounded first base before tripping and then scurrying back into his pocket to avoid an embarrassing end.
Mets win, but column is injured
James McCann broke a goalless draw with a double in the seventh inning, Tomas Nido had three hits, and the Mets overcame further injuries on Monday night to beat the Atlanta Braves 3-1.
With the bases loaded in the seventh, Mets right fielder Kevin Pillar was hit straight in the nose by Jacob Webb with a pitch of 95 mph, forcing a run. The pillar was thrown to the ground and blood flowed from his nose when he raised his head.
Some Braves players on the field, including Webb, showed their shock and concern as they witnessed the gruesome and scary scene.
Pillar was able to leave as he was quickly led off the field and towels covered his face. Members of the ground crew were working to cover up any remaining blood in the dough box area when the Braves made a pitch change and removed Webb.
There was no immediate report from the Mets on the condition of the column.
Mets starter Taijuan Walker allowed a goal in three goalless innings before walking tight on the left. Sean Reid-Foley (1-0) did not allow a hit in three innings.
Edwin Díaz finished ninth, trailing Freddie Freeman, before finishing the game for the sixth time.
Walker and Pillar’s injuries came after the Mets put outfielder Michael Conforto and second baseman Jeff McNeil on their list of 10-day hamstring injuries prior to the game. Ace starter Jacob deGrom is already on the IL and is recovering from the tightness on the right.
Pujols joins Dodgers
Albert Pujols officially joined the Dodgers on Monday, pledging to join the World Series defending champion as first baseman, pinch hitter and veteran mentor. He will wear a No. 55 jersey in Los Angeles after playing No. 5 with the Cardinals and the Angels for the first two decades of the Major League.
“I feel like I still have some gasoline in my tank,” said 41-year-old Pujols. “I’m really looking forward to this opportunity.”
Pujols was on the Dodgers line-up on Monday night when they faced left-handed Madison Bumgarner at the start of a four-game series with Arizona in the Chavez Ravine.
The fifth-best homerun hitter in Major League history said his role with the Dodgers will “really be whatever. I’m here to do whatever you know Pinch hit, first base, whatever you want. I’m just happy to have this opportunity to wear this uniform. “
Pujols’ willingness to take on a situational role with the Dodgers contradicts public statements by the Angels about the reasons why the ten-time All-Star was unceremoniously cut earlier this month.
Pujols said nothing publicly when the Angels selected him for the service, but he claimed Monday that the abrupt end to his largely unsuccessful 10-year ten-year tenure of $ 240 million with the Orange County Club was entirely the Angels’ decision.
“It shocked me, I think like everyone else,” said Pujols. “But no hard feelings at all at the end of the day. I am here with this organization and I am excited about this opportunity. I’m not the only player who is likely to go through this. “