Kyle Gibson rebounded from a horrendous opening day begin for Texas by putting out eight over six scoreless innings, and the Rangers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 within the rubber recreation of their three-game collection Wednesday.
Nick Solak homered off left-hander Hyun Jin Ryu (0-1), who struck out seven and not using a stroll over seven innings.
Marcus Semien hit his third homer for the Blue Jays, a leadoff shot within the eighth.
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Ian Kennedy, the third Texas reliever, struck out three round successful within the ninth for his second save, each in lower than 24 hours. The 36-year-old right-hander went to spring coaching on a minor league take care of Texas, which then misplaced potential closers Jose Leclerc and Jonathan Hernandez to accidents.
Gibson acquired an out in opposition to the Blue Jays on Semien’s flyball to left on the primary pitch, and had 5 strikeouts the primary time by way of the order. Toronto had the bases loaded with one out within the fifth after Semien walked earlier than Cavan Biggio grounded right into a double play.
Solak led off the Rangers second together with his first residence run this season, pulling a 404-foot shot into the second deck in left. Catcher Jose Trevino reached on an infield single later within the inning and scored when Leody Taveras blooped a broken-bat single to brief proper.