Dustin Nippert allowed four runs on five hits in 5 2/3 innings. (Mike Fuentes/AP)
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
The Rangers were limited to Marlon Byrd's bloop single in the second inning and have lost four straight while scoring one run in their last 37 innings. Texas sits six games back in the American League West standings with a weekend series against the first-place Angels looming.
BATTING 2B: Hairston, S (26, Nippert), Barton (9, Nippert), Davis, R (20, Nippert). HR: Powell (7, 6th inning off Nippert, 0 on, 2 out). TB: Davis, R 2; Sweeney, R; Barton 3; Kennedy, A 2; Pennington; Hairston, S 2; Powell 4. RBI: Hairston, S (62), Davis, R (42), Sweeney, R (48), Powell (29). 2-out RBI: Hairston, S; Powell. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Powell 2; Patterson, E. SF: Sweeney, R. Team RISP: 1-for-7. Team LOB: 5.
BASERUNNING SB: Davis, R (38, 2nd base off Nippert/Teagarden), Pennington (7, 2nd base off Francisco, F/Richardson, K). CS: Barton (1, 2nd base by O'Day/Teagarden).