The two teams are chasing Houston in the American League West, and they square off for three games in the Texas heat

GOMEZTexas hitters roughed up star Seattle pitcher James Paxton, and the Rangers rolled to a 10-4 win Friday at Arlington, Texas.

The Rangers (33-33) scored five runs in the third inning. Elvis Andrus had an RBI double, and Adrian Beltre and Jonathan Lucroy two-run singles.

A Robinson Chirinos homer and Carlos Gomez double made it 7-1 in the fourth inning.

Gomer later added a three-run home run.

Jarrod Dyson hit a homer for Seattle (33-36).

The Rangers had 13 hits. Paxton gave up seven hits and seven runs in 3 2/3 innings.

Tyson Ross picked up the win, going 5 2/3 innings and allowing only two hits and two runs.

The teams, both chasing Houston in the American League West Division, play at 2 p.m. Saturday. Yovani Gallardo (3-6, 6.11) takes the mound for Seattle opposite Martin Perez (2-6, 4.56).

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