DENVER -- For the second straight day, the
pounced on the
hit a two-run double,
added a tiebreaking single and the Rangers scored four runs in the eighth inning to beat the Rockies 7-5 on Tuesday.
The AL West leaders had five hits in the inning and handed Colorado another tough loss in the two-game sweep. The late-game rally came after the Rangers scored three times in the ninth to beat the Rockies 4-3 on Monday night.
The Rangers, who have won four straight and nine of 12, finished their road trip 5-3. The teams head to Texas to begin a two-game set Wednesday.
"Everything is kind of working out for us right now," Andrus said. "We have to keep going the way we're doing and continue to get more wins."
On Tuesday, Texas had four consecutive hits as
drove in a run with a single and Beltre tied the game with a two-run double. Andrus gave his team the lead when he drove in Beltre with his second hit of the game.
(3-1) threw 2 1/3 scoreless innings of relief and
picked up his 25th save in 28 chances.
"We have a lineup that is so deep that we feel comfortable even if we're behind," Beltre said. "Obviously, we would like to start scoring runs earlier."
allowed two runs and struck out a season-high eight for Colorado, but
(0-1) allowed four runs in the eighth.
The shaky bullpen performance comes after
blew two ninth-inning leads in four days and was taken out of the closer role.
homered and doubled, rookie
tripled to extend his hitting streak to 15 games, and
drove in his National-League leading 90th and 91st RBI for the Rockies.
Colorado has lost five of six and finished its homestand 3-5.
"I feel that we have played very well the last couple nights," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said, "but we didn't avoid the big innings late. We have to be able to do that."
struggled in his start for the Rangers, allowing five runs in 4 2/3 innings. He avoided losing his first game since July 10 thanks to another Rangers' late rally.
Blackmon hit Griffin's fourth pitch of the game over the wall in right-center field for his seventh leadoff home run of the season. Later in the inning, Dahl tripled and Arenado brought him home with a single to extend Colorado's lead to 2-0.
each added an RBI single in the third.
came off the bench and drove in a run with a single in the fifth to push the lead to 5-1.
had a sacrifice fly in the fifth and
drove in another run in the seventh.
The Rangers have played the most road games this season, going 33-30 in 63 games.
"Whatever we've done to this point on the road, it has been a challenge," Rangers manager Jeff Banister said. "But I think a challenge that these guys have endured."
ESTEVEZ OUT AS CLOSER
Estevez had five blown saves in 16 opportunities this season, two coming over the last four days.
"I'm going to get him out of that role for a little bit just to let him catch his breath," Weiss said. "He's made of all the right stuff. He's going to be a great closer in this league for a long time."
will take the bulk of the save opportunities going forward, Weiss said. Ottavino was the team's closer before undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2015.