Rookie Tommy Hunter turned the shutout tables on the Cleveland Indians, pitching into the eighth inning to lead the Texas Rangers to a 5-0 victory Wednesday night.
Hunter (5-2) gave up six hits and struck out five without a walk
over a career-high 7 2-3 innings as the Rangers bounced back from a
5-0 loss to Cleveland on Tuesday with their league-leading eighth
Josh Hamilton had three hits and drove in two runs for Texas,
which entered 1½ games behind Boston in the AL wild card.
Hunter shut down a Cleveland offense that hit .304 while
averaging 6.4 runs in winning 12 of its previous 17 games, but was
shut out for the fifth time this season.