Millwood pitches gem in rare 1-0 win for Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Kevin Millwood provided another pitching gem and kept the suddenly slumping Texas Rangers from being swept.

Millwood threw 7 2-3 scoreless innings last night and Texas beat the Toronto Blue Jays for only its fourth 1-0 victory in 16 seasons since moving into Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

Texas didn't homer in the rain-shortened three-game series and lost 9-0 in the previous game Tuesday.

The Rangers got a run when Marlon Byrd hit a sacrifice fly off Ricky Romero whose record is 3-3.

Millwood's record is 6-4. He gave up five hits with one strikeout and hit a batter while throwing 105 pitches against the Blue Jays, who had won three straight.

-- Also --

-- Rangers radio play-by-play man Eric Nadel returned to the booth after missing six games because of right eye surgery. Before the surgery, he had called 3,176 consecutive games since 1989.

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