Guzmán, 1st rookie with 3 homers in a game against Yankees

Guzmán, 1st rookie with 3 homers in a game against Yankees

Photo: Julie Jacobson, AP
                                                    
                                    
    
                                                            
                        
                        
                    
                    
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
                                                    
                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Texas Rangers player Ronald Guzman reacts as he crosses the plate after hitting a solo homer against the New York Yankees during the fourth inning of a baseball game on Friday, August 10, 2018 in New York. York (AP Photo / Julie Jacobson) less
                            The Texas Rangers player, Ronald Guzman, reacts as he crosses the plate after hitting a solo homer against the New York Yankees during the fourth inning of a game … more
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                        NEW YORK (AP) – Ronald Guzman became the first rookie to hit three homers in a game against the Yankees to take the Texas Rangers to a win on Friday 12-7 over New York.

            
                        Eight days after Boston's Steve Pearce hit three home runs against the Yankees, Guzman doubled the feat and put an end to New York's four-game winning streak.

            
                        Guzmán hit a grounder for out in his first appearance, but then gave solitary home runs in three consecutive at-bats. The 23-year-old first baseman hit back in the eighth with the opportunity to tie the record for most home runs in a Major League game – no rookie has hit four – but struck out fanning to Chad Green.

            
                                
            
                                

            
                        The two homers of Guzmán before Masahiro Tanaka and one against A.J. Cole made him the first player in Texas to hit three homers in a game since his teammate, also Dominican Adrian Beltre, did it in 2012. Guzman became the Rangers' first rookie to accomplish the feat.

            
                        Mike Minor (9-6) won his third straight start, allowing six hits and four touchdowns in five innings and two-thirds.

            
                        Tanaka (9-3) was 7-0 in his previous 14 starts, but again he could not against the Rangers. He reached the duel with a 1-2 mark and a 6.52 ERA in five starts against Texas.

            
                                
            
                        For the Rangers, the Venezuelans Rougned Odor of 4-3 with one produced and three scored, Elvis Andrus of 5-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored, and Carlos Tocci of 1-0. The Guzman Dominicans of 5-3 with three driven and three scored, and Beltre of 5-2 with four produced and one scored.

            
                        For the Yankees, the Venezuelan Gleyber Torres 5-0. The Dominican Miguel Andújar of 4-2 with one produced and two scored.

            
    

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