Cashner finally wins in home state, Rangers top Phillies 9-3

Texas Rangers' Delino DeShields, right, and Jared Hoying (13) celebrate scoring on a single by Shin-Soo Choo against the Philadelphia Phillies during the third inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Jim Cowsert)

Andrew Cashner finally won in his home state of Texas, pitching seven solid innings to help the Rangers match the longest winning streak in the majors this year at eight games with a 9-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night.

The right-hander from the Houston area also got his first win with the Rangers, who scored all nine runs in the first five innings after getting just six in the first six starts by Cashner (1-3) when the stocky 30-year-old was in the game.

Jared Hoying hit his first big league homer and had his first four-hit game in his second start since coming up from the minors to replace center fielder Carlos Gomez, who is expected to miss at least a month with a right hamstring strain.

Zach Eflin (0-1) allowed 11 hits and seven runs in four innings.

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