Tommy Hunter picked up the victory, his fourth of the season. (Jose Marcio Sanchez/AP)
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
In desperate need of a win to keep pace with the first-place Halos and avert a sweep at the hands of the A's, the Rangers got a clutch performance from Tommy Hunter. The righty tossed seven frames of three-run ball, making the most of homers from Hank Blalock and Michael Young.
BATTING 2B: Jones, An (15, Cahill), Murphy, Dv (12, Springer). HR: Blalock (21, 2nd inning off
Cahill, 0 on, 2 out), Young, M (18, 3rd inning off Cahill, 0 on, 2 out). TB: Young, M 5; Murphy, Dv 3; Jones, An
3; Hamilton; Byrd; Blalock 4; Vizquel. RBI: Blalock (51), Young, M 2 (50), Byrd (53), Murphy, Dv (32), Jones, An
(38). 2-out RBI: Blalock; Young, M 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Vizquel; Byrd. SF:
Byrd. Team RISP: 3-for-6. Team LOB: 6.
BASERUNNING SB: Hamilton (6, 2nd
base off Springer/Powell).
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