Hunter dealing, halfway to 8-0

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Tommy Hunter is halfway to his eighth victory without a loss this season. He's retired seven consecutive Angels batters and 12 of 13.

Through five innings pitched, Hunter (7-0, 2.09 entering the game) has allowed one run, a Torii Hunter bomb to dead center, and just two hits -- Juan Rivera led off the third inning with a single to left. He hasn't struck out a batter, but he hasn't walked one either.

Hunter is seeking a win in his third consecutive and has now allowed just three earned runs in his past 18.2 innings of work.