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Carlos Gomez leads Rangers rally against former team, defeat Brewers 8-5

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Carlos Gomez hit a towering three-run homer in the eighth inning and the AL-leading Texas Rangers beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-5 on Wednesday night for their MLB-best 49th come-from-behind victory.

Texas (94-65) moved closer to home-field advantage with a 1 1/2-game lead over Boston for the best record in the American League after the Red Sox lost earlier Wednesday.

Jonathan Lucroy, the catcher traded from Milwaukee to Texas on Aug. 1, reached to start the eighth on a two-base error when the ball ricocheted off the glove of center fielder Hernan Perez. Delino DeShields came on as a pinch-runner, and after Mitch Moreland walked, he scored the tying run when Elvis Andrus greeted reliever Tyler Thornburg with a single to center.

Gomez then hit a 418-foot homer to left, his 13th this season. It was the eighth in 31 games for the Brewers' former two-time All-Star since joining the Rangers last month after being released by Houston. He had a three-run homer on Tuesday night, that one traveling 444 feet.

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