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Dodgers Take A Beating At Home, Losing 12-1 To Rangers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jonah Heim and Nate Lowe had two-run homers among their three hits apiece, and the Texas Rangers emphatically snapped their 16-game road losing streak with a 12-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night.

Jason Martin hit his first major league homer and Willie Calhoun had an RBI triple for the Rangers, who hadn’t won away from Arlington since May 6 in a skid that spanned six ballparks and matched the longest road losing streak in franchise history, set by the expansion Washington Senators in 1961.

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It was also the AL’s longest road losing streak since 2010, and the longest within a single season since 1970.

Kolby Allard pitched five scoreless innings of five-hit ball for last-place Texas, which improbably dominated the defending World Series champions and won for just the third time in 16 games overall — one night after taking a 12-1 loss of its own at Chavez Ravine.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa extended his hitting streak to 10 games with three hits and also stole three bases for the Rangers, who had scored only 18 runs in their previous eight road games.

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The Rangers battered NL Cy Young Award winner Trevor Bauer (6-5) for nine hits and six runs — both season highs for the Dodgers’ new starter. Bauer struck out eight and got his first hit for the Dodgers, but also took his first back-to-back losses of the season.

AJ Pollock homered for the Dodgers, whose five-game winning streak ended with just their second loss in 10 games. Los Angeles’ 12 runs and 17 hits allowed were its worst totals of the season.

Heim, the Rangers’ young catcher, connected in the fourth for his third homer of the season. He also doubled in the eighth during Texas’ two-run rally, and Lowe hit a two-run shot in the ninth.

Allard (2-2) was outstanding in the third start of the season for the Anaheim-born graduate of San Clemente High School, striking out four with just one walk. Allard, who got zero runs of support in his first two starts, escaped a bases-loaded jam in the fourth by getting rookie Zach McKinstry on a weak first-pitch grounder.

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