ARLINGTON, Texas There was a time when the Rangers' struggles on offense might have affected starter Matt Harrison.
Harrison has since become a more focused pitcher, but it didn't help in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the White Sox that he had a slightly below-par performance in an otherwise stellar season.
While the Rangers where 0-for-13 with runners in scoring position, Harrison allowed his most runs and earned runs (five) since a May 2 loss to Toronto.
That May 2 loss was also the last time Harrison lost back-to-back starts until now.
Harrison, who dropped to 12-6, started well. He no-hit the White Sox for three innings, matching Chicago starter Philip Humber.
But after Harrison gave up two runs in the fourth and three more runs in the fifth, he said pitching behind a sputtering offense didn't affect his concentration.
"I would say in the past it did, but now I'm just focusing on what I can do on the field and try to keep games as close as possible and gi...