ARLINGTON, Texas Texas manager Ron Washington said Wednesday night that an opponent scoring five runs against the Rangers usually isn't a bad thing.
It is these days.
Cleveland scored five runs off starter Nick Tepesch and that was more than enough offense as the Indians won the series with a 5-2 victory over the Rangers.
Texas has scored just 36 runs in its 11 June games and is now just 4-7 this month.
Once again Wednesday the offense did almost nothing. Texas scored two runs for the second-consecutive game as the Indians limited the Rangers to eight hits, six of which were singles.
Five of the eight hits came from the No. 1 (Jurickson Profar) and No. 9 hitters (Leonys Martin) while the other seven starters combined to go 3 for 24 with nine strikeouts. That's not going to win a lot of games, which the Rangers have found out during their June swoon.
"We're not having great at-bats up and down the lineup," said designated hitter Lance Berkman, who went 1 ...