ARLINGTON — Andrew Heaney bounced back from his rough start to the season, struggling Marcus Semien had a multi-hitter for the first time in two weeks and the Texas Rangers beat the Cleveland Guardians 2-0 on Saturday.
Heaney (6-6) allowed six hits and one walk in 5 1/3 innings, striking out four. Against Washington on Sunday, the 31-year-old left-hander allowed eight runs, the most of his career.
He left the paternity list after the twins were born.
Grant Anderson relieved with runners on the corners and forced Tyler Freeman to hit into a double play. Closer Will Smith had five outs in the seventh and eighth innings, while Aroldis Chapman struck out twice in the ninth.
This is Chapman’s first save situation since being acquired from Kansas City on June 30.
Gavin Williams (1-2) allowed two runs and four hits. He walked four in five games in his first major league start since being called up from Triple-A Columbus on Jan. 20.
For the Guardians, Dominicans Amed Rosario 4-0, Jose Ramirez 4-1.
For the Rangers, Cuban Adolis Garcia is 3-0 with an RBI. Dominican Leodi Taveras 2-0.