Rangers Top Tigers, Improve To 5-1 Since Break

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Tommy Hunter pitched seven scoreless innings, Josh Hamilton and Ian Kinsler homered, and the surging Texas Rangers beat the slumping Detroit Tigers 8-0 on Tuesday night.
    The AL West-leading Rangers are 5-1 since the All-Star break.
    Hunter became the first Ranger to start a season 7-0, pitching only as a starter. He gave up three hits and two walks.
    Detroit has lost a season-high seven straight, following a trend during the Jim Leyland era. The Tigers have had at least a .500 record before the break in each of Leyland’s five seasons and haven’t had a winning record once after it.
    Armando Galarraga (3-3) gave up four runs and nine hits over 7
1-3 innings.