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No one will be able to place the full blame of last night's loss on Alexi Ogando. He made his return to the Texas Rangers' rotation last night against the New York Yankees and performed well enough to potentially earn a no-decision (the Rangers had not scored by the time he left, so a win was out of the question). However, after a furious comeback, the Rangers gave it back and lost in the ninth.
Ogando had been on the disabled list all season thanks to lingering shoulder inflammation. He attempted a return from an early season DL stint at the beginning of June, but almost immediately went back on the DL. Now, he's back. His return was not great, but it was far from poor.
Ogando allowed three runs on six hits through five innings. He struck out two batters and did not allow a walk. However, when he left, the Rangers were trailing 3-0. The team came alive in the sixth and scored four runs to take the lead. Ogando was officially off the hook in his return, but the Rangers couldn't hold on. They lost the game in the ninth on a blown save by Joe Nathan.
Ogando has now made 10 starts this season and owns a 2.93 ERA. This is just his second year as a full-time starter. He started in 2011, was back in the bullpen in 2012, and is back in the rotation this year. Overall, Ogando has two seasons in the pen and two in the rotation. He has a 3.09 ERA in his four career seasons.
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