Tommy Hunter earned his fifth win in the longest outing of his career. (AP)
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
Tommy Hunter continued to impress, working 7 2/3 scoreless innings to lower his ERA to 2.26 -- the best ERA of any AL rookie with at least nine starts. Josh Hamilton's two-run double provided plenty of support, but Omar Vizquel squeezed home one of three runs in the eighth.
Game Scores: Hunter, T 72, Hernandez, R 54. WP:
Hunter, T. HBP: Andrus (by Hernandez, R). Pitches-strikes: Hunter, T 98-66, Wilson, C 21-13, Hernandez,
R 101-57, Todd 18-11, Perez, R 5-4, Lewis 23-17. Groundouts-flyouts: Hunter, T 10-2, Wilson, C 0-1, Hernandez,
R 10-3, Todd 1-0, Perez, R 1-0, Lewis 1-1. Batters faced: Hunter, T 28, Wilson, C 4, Hernandez, R 26, Todd 5, Perez,
R 3, Lewis 6. Inherited runners-scored: Wilson, C 1-0, Perez, R 1-1, Lewis 2-2. Umpires: HP: Rob Drake.
1B: Jeff Kellogg. 2B: Tony Randazzo. 3B: Mark Wegner. Weather: 70 degrees, clear. Wind: 5 mph, L to
R. T: 2:36. Att: 18,794. Venue: Progressive Field. August 12, 2009 August 12, 2009
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner