Parting shot? Joey Gallo homers for Texas Rangers, who snap 12-game losing streak

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Texas Rangers’ Joey Gallo, left, celebrates with third base coach Tony Beasley (27) after hitting a three-run home run off of Arizona Diamondbacks’ Taylor Widener during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, July 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

If Joey Gallo is playing his final games with the Texas Rangers, he’ll leave with a parting shot.

Gallo’s three-run homer capped a five-run, fourth inning as the Rangers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 Tuesday night at Globe Life Field.

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The win snaps the Rangers’ 12-game losing streak, tied for the longest in club history with the 1982 team. It’s their first win since July 9.

And it could be Gallo’s last home run — the 145th of his career — for Texas. He has 25 homers and 55 RBIs this season. His 145 homers are 16th most all-time for the Rangers, one behind Rougned Odor.

Gallo is the aim of at least six interested teams looking to deal as MLB’s trade deadline approaches at 3 p.m. Friday.

Nathaniel Lowe started the scoring in the fourth with a two-run, ground-rule double to left-center field, which erased Arizona’s 2-0 lead.

Closer Ian Kennedy, who is another coveted trade option for multiple teams, earned his 16th save with a scoreless ninth.

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