Rangers avoid being swept by Blue Jays

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Nick Martinez (22) throws during the third inning against the...

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Nick Martinez (22) throws during the third inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Globe Life Park in Arlington. (Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 6:33 PM ET

ARLINGTON, TX - There are times when baseball can be the cruelest of games.

Sunday was one of those times for Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey.

Through his 6.1 innings against the Texas Rangers, Dickey allowed just two balls out of the infield yet left the game trailing 4-2 with one out and runners at second and third.

The lone balls that left the outfield came at the right time for the Rangers as they included a two-run triple by Alex Rios in the fourth and two-run home run by Mitch Moreland in the seventh.

The Rangers would roll to a 6-2 victory in the series finale after the Jays had taken the opening two games.

The Jays have been excellent defensively most of the season but Sunday was not one of those days as they combined to make four errors, two by third baseman Juan Francisco. Just one of the errors, though, resulted in a run.

 


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