Brandon McCarthy earned a no-decision Sunday despite his strong start. (Mike Fuentes/AP)
By Todd Wills / Special to MLB.com
Starter Brandon McCarthy battled through 7 2/3 innings, allowing just two unearned runs. Nelson Cruz hit his 33rd home run of the season in the second. The Rangers' pitching staff, however, allowed seven runs to score in the final two innings. Six games back in the AL West, Texas' playoff chances are all but done.
a-Batted for Gross in the 8th. b-Struck out for Kapler in the 8th. c-Walked for Richard in the 9th. d-Struck out for
Navarro, D in the 9th. 1-Ran for Aybar, W in the 8th.
BATTING TB: Bartlett 2; Longoria; Upton, B; Crawford, C 3; Zobrist 2; Navarro, D; Aybar, W. RBI:
Zobrist 4 (83), Aybar, W (36), Crawford, C (67), Perez, F (1). 2-out RBI: Zobrist 2; Aybar, W. Runners
left in scoring position, 2 out: Zobrist; Upton, B 3; Zaun 2. SAC: Perez, F. GIDP:
Bartlett. Team RISP: 4-for-11. Team LOB: 8.
Bartlett (26, 2nd base off McCarthy/Teagarden). CS: Bartlett (7, 2nd base by McCarthy/Teagarden).
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