Bell big for Nationals in return home in a 2-1 win at Texas

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By STEPHEN HAWKINS

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Bell hit a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning of his return home as the Washington Nationals beat the Texas Rangers 2-1. Bell is from nearby Irving, Texas. He also had a triple and double, and scored Washington’s only other run.

The Nationals played their first interleague game at Texas in 17 years.

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Adolis Garcia homered and had his sixth outfield assist of the season for the Rangers. Texas had won its previous six interleague games. Carl Edwards worked 1 2/3 scoreless innings for the victory. Bell’s winning hit came off reliever Dennis Santana.