Wilson, Murphy key Texas win over Tampa Bay
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- C.J. Wilson threw a five-hitter, David Murphy drove in four runs and the AL West-leading Texas Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-0 on Tuesday night.
Wilson (15-6) matched his career high in wins from last year and became the first Texas left-hander to record 15 or more wins in consecutive seasons. He has three complete games this year.
Murphy and Ian Kinsler homered for the Rangers, who are 3-2 on a six-game trip to Boston and Tampa Bay. Adrian Beltre extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a third-inning single.
Tampa Bay right-hander Jeff Niemann (9-7) gave up seven runs and nine hits in 4 2-3 innings. He has lost three of his last four starts.