Gonzalez's 3-run, pinch-double sends Rockies over Rangers

Colorado Rockies' Charlie Blackmon, right, is congratulated by hitting coach Blake Doyle and the rest of the dugout after Blackmon scored on a sacrifice fly by Nolan Arenado in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Pinch-hitter Carlos Gonzalez delivered a bases-clearing double that capped a five-run rally in the eighth inning and the Colorado Rockies held on this time, beating the Texas Rangers 12-9 Thursday.

After David Dahl drew a bases-loaded walk from hard-throwing Matt Bush with two outs to tie it at 9, Gonzalez doubled into the left-center gap. The three-run drive came in his first appearance since he sprained an ankle Monday night.

The Rockies had lost three in row to the AL West-leading Rangers, who had scored the deciding runs in the eighth inning or later in each of those victories.