Buehler, Betts propel Dodgers to 5-3 win over Rangers

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers Sunday, June 13, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Walker Buehler pitched six scoreless innings of five-hit ball to remain unbeaten since 2019, and Mookie Betts homered and scored three runs in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 5-3 victory over the Texas Rangers. Zach McKinstry had a two-run double among his three hits, while Gavin Lux added his own RBI double in the fifth victory in six games. The Dodgers pulled within one game of NL-leading San Francisco atop the division. Down 5-0, Texas scored three times in the ninth inning and had the bases loaded with no outs before the rally fizzled. The Rangers have lost 14 of 17.