ARLINGTON, Texas - Yovani Gallardo won his home debut for his hometown team, pitching into the sixth inning for the Texas Rangers in a 6-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday night.
Adrian Beltre circled the bases on a triple and an error for the game's first run, and Elvis Andrus had a two-run single when Texas scored three more unearned runs in the fifth inning after the second of three errors by Houston.
Gallardo (1-1), who lost at Oakland on opening day, struck out seven in 5 2-3 innings in his first appearance at Globe Life Park, just a few miles from where he grew up in Fort Worth. The right-hander was part of an offseason trade with Milwaukee.
Marwin Gonzalez homered in his first at-bat of the season for Houston.
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