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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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MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Andrus, SS4010011.276
Arias, SS1000012.277
Borbon, CF5000025.266
Hamilton, DH3100022.359
Guerrero, RF4010001.297
Boggs, RF0000000.000
Murphy, Dv, LF3011110.275
Cantu, 3B3010123.265
Molina, B, C3000114.245
Moreland, 1B3000030.268
Blanco, 2B4020002.242
Totals3316131320.275
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jaso, C4210211.269
Zobrist, 2B-RF3212204.259
Crawford, C, LF5233012.302
Aybar, W, 3B0000000.248
Longoria, 3B4133102.289
Brignac, 2B0000000.259
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
Totals391015107920.252
a-Flied out for Joyce in the 6th.
BATTING
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.

FIELDING
PB: Molina, B (4).

BATTING
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.

TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hunter, T(L, 9-2)3.06443403.71
Harrison, M2.24112403.82
Strop1.145521113.50
O'Day1.01000001.50
Totals8.01510107913.88
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Garza, M(W, 12-7)7.050021003.74
Choate0.21110105.01
Ekstrom1.10001205.23
Totals9.061131303.60
Hunter, T pitched to 1 batter in the 4th.

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