Posted May 24, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Texas Rangers have been unusually quiet at the plate lately and might have trouble ending that trend against Toronto's Brandon Morrow, who is coming off his second shutout in four starts. Josh Hamilton and the Rangers will try to begin breaking out of their offensive slump Friday night when they open a three-game home series against Morrow and the Blue Jays. Hamilton leads the majors with 18 home runs but has gone a season-high 11 straight games without one, helping contribute to Texas' recent slowdown offensively. The Rangers dropped two of three to Seattle this week, losing 5-3 on Wednesday. Texas (27-18) scored seven runs and hit .167 in the series, during which they twice didn't have a run until the eighth inning. Over the last 10 games, the Rangers are hitting .243 while averaging 3.5 runs with a .374 slugging percentage. They lead the majors in all three categories at .284, 5.4 and .463, respectively. "We're not swinging the bats the way we're capable of right now," M...
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