ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Tommy Hunter scattered nine singles over seven-plus innings and the Texas Rangers beat the Chicago White Sox 3-1 on Saturday night.
Hunter (5-0) allowed one run, struck out three and walked one for the AL West leaders.
Hunter, who has gone at least six innings in five of his six starts this season, left in the eighth after Juan Pierre drew a leadoff walk and Alexei Ramirez singled for his third hit of the night.
The runners moved up on Frank Francisco's balk, and Pierre scored on Alex Rios' groundout.
But Francisco struck out slugger Paul Konerko and retired Andruw Jones on a fly ball to preserve the two-run lead.
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