Milton Bradley drove in his 73rd run of the season on Friday. (Kevork Djansezian/AP)
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
Dustin Nippert took the mound, hoping to make an impression. He did just that, striking out seven over 5 1/3 innings, but a three-run sixth handed him the tough-luck loss. The Rangers had little answer for Ervin Santana, who limited the offense to a Milton Bradley RBI single in the fourth.
BATTING 2B: Rodriguez, S (2, Rupe). HR: Anderson, G (14, 6th inning off Nippert, 1 on, 1 out). TB: Figgins; Teixeira; Anderson, G 4; Rodriguez, S 3; Rivera, J. RBI: Anderson, G 2 (73), Rivera, J (33). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mathis. SF: Rivera, J. Team RISP: 0-for-2. Team LOB: 6.