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Offense eludes Rangers in loss to Rays

Rangers starter Tommy Hunter struggled from the get-go, and the team seemed to follow his lead in its second straight loss to the Rays. Texas' offense mustered nothing against Tampa Bay righty Matt Garza.


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Arias, Joa, SS1000012.277
Borbon, CF5000025.266
Hamilton, DH3100022.359
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Cantu, 3B3010123.265
Molina, B, C3000114.245
Moreland, 1B3000030.268
Blanco, 2B4020002.242
Jaso, C4210211.269
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Crawford, C, LF5233012.302
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Longoria, 3B4133102.289
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Pena, C, 1B4011122.213
Joyce, RF3000013.218
a-Rodriguez, S, PH-2B-LF2000012.261
Johnson, D, DH4010110.129
Upton, B, CF5120023.240
Bartlett, SS5231001.250
a-Flied out for Joyce in the 6th.
2B: Guerrero (19, Garza, M).
TB: Andrus; Guerrero 2; Cantu; Blanco 2; Murphy, Dv.
RBI: Murphy, Dv (42).
2-out RBI: Murphy, Dv.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hamilton 2; Molina, B; Borbon.
Team RISP: 1-for-9.
Team LOB: 10.

PB: Molina, B (4).

2B: Pena, C (13, Hunter, T), Longoria (37, Harrison, M), Upton, B 2 (32, Harrison, M, Strop).
3B: Crawford, C (8, Hunter, T), Longoria (5, Hunter, T).
HR: Crawford, C (14, 7th inning off Strop, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Bartlett 3; Longoria 6; Upton, B 4; Crawford, C 8; Pena, C 2; Zobrist; Johnson, D; Jaso.
RBI: Crawford, C 3 (65), Longoria 3 (76), Pena, C (70), Bartlett (42), Zobrist 2 (52).
2-out RBI: Longoria 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Upton, B; Longoria; Joyce; Zobrist; Rodriguez, S.
Team RISP: 6-for-15.
Team LOB: 12.

Hunter, T(L, 9-2)3.06443403.71
Harrison, M2.24112403.82
Garza, M(W, 12-7)7.050021003.74
Hunter, T pitched to 1 batter in the 4th.

Game Scores: Hunter, T , Garza, M .
WP: Strop, Garza, M, Choate.
HBP: Hamilton (by Choate), Moreland (by Ekstrom).
Pitches-strikes: Hunter, T 83-52, Harrison, M 62-38, Strop 35-20, O'Day 21-12, Garza, M 102-66, Choate 13-7, Ekstrom 27-17.
Groundouts-flyouts: Hunter, T 2-3, Harrison, M 1-2, Strop 1-2, O'Day 0-3, Garza, M 5-4, Choate 1-0, Ekstrom 1-1.
Batters faced: Hunter, T 18, Harrison, M 14, Strop 10, O'Day 4, Garza, M 28, Choate 4, Ekstrom 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Harrison, M 1-1, Strop 1-0, Ekstrom 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Dale Scott. 1B: Jerry Meals. 2B: Mark Wegner. 3B: Dan Iassogna.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:31.
Att: 18,156.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
August 17, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media