Tommy Hunter came up short in his bid for victory No. 9 on the year. (Mike Fuentes/AP)
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
Tommy Hunter positioned the Rangers to halt their skid with five frames of two-run ball against the Angels, but the offense remained stifled as the losing streak hit five and Texas fell 7 1/2 games behind the Halos in the American League West.
a-Singled for Rodriguez, I in the 8th. b-Lined out for German, E in the 8th.
BATTING TB: Davis, C 2; Kinsler; German, E; Borbon; Rodriguez, I; Byrd; Murphy, Dv. Runners left
in scoring position, 2 out: Kinsler; Jones, An 2. GIDP: Rodriguez, I, Andrus. Team RISP: 0-for-5. Team
Game Scores: Kazmir 65, Hunter, T 50. WP: Hunter, T. IBB: Murphy, Dv (by Jepsen). Pitches-strikes:
Kazmir 104-77, Bulger 9-7, Jepsen 19-10, Fuentes 24-13, Hunter, T 97-58, Feliz, N 32-16, Wilson, C 11-7, Francisco, F 15-10. Groundouts-flyouts:
Kazmir 3-6, Bulger 1-1, Jepsen 1-1, Fuentes 1-0, Hunter, T 5-4, Feliz, N 2-1, Wilson, C 2-0, Francisco, F 2-0. Batters
faced: Kazmir 22, Bulger 3, Jepsen 6, Fuentes 4, Hunter, T 25, Feliz, N 8, Wilson, C 3, Francisco, F 3. Umpires:
HP: Dale Scott. 1B: Rob Drake. 2B: Mike DiMuro. 3B: Ron Kulpa. Weather: 77 degrees, partly cloudy. Wind:
7 mph, Out to RF. T: 2:57. Att: 34,240. Venue: Globe Life Park in Arlington. September
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Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner