Mathisen’s two homers help D-backs over Rangers

Wyatt Mathisen ripped the first two home runs of his big league career in back-to-back innings to help the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 7-3 comeback victory over the visiting Texas Rangers on Wednesday in Phoenix in the finale of a two-game interleague series.The Diamondbacks roared back from a 3-0 deficit when Mathisen, who had just two hits in his first 18 at-bats, blasted a solo homer in the fifth. Arizona then took charge in the sixth as Carson Kelly’s two-RBI single tied the game, and Daulton Varsho’s run-scoring triple gave the Diamondbacks the lead for goodMathison followed with a two-run homer to left field to expand Arizona’s advantage to 6-3. Tim Locastro then bashed a solo home run to complete the decisive six-run inning.Arizona (22-34), which is in last place in the National League West, swept the series from the Rangers, outscoring Texas 14-3 in the two games.Alex Young got the start for the Diamondbacks, allowing three runs on six hits with five strikeouts in five innings. Keury Mella (2-0) relieved and earned the win, pitching a scoreless sixth inning to earn the win. Travis Bergen, Yoan Lopez, and Stefan Crichton each pitched shutout innings to secure the victory.Texas (19-37), mired at the bottom of the American League West, lost their third straight game and finished with a 6-24 record on the road, worst in the AL.