ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Slugger Joey Gallo has played a key role late in all three wins by the Texas Rangers this season, and with more than the long ball.

Gallo grounded a hard single through the right side of the infield, a tiebreaking two-run hit in the seventh inning that went between two diving infielders as the Rangers beat the Houston Astros 6-4 on Tuesday night.

“He’s putting himself in very good situations and trusting his swing, controlling the moment,” new manager Chris Woodward said. “A lot of guys are, pretty much everybody in big spots. I think that’s why we’re getting it done late in games because everybody’s kind of committed to this idea … and having a game plan for those big

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