Rangers give Tommy Hunter lead

Tommy Hunter took the mound in the bottom of the first with a 3-0 lead thanks to Josh Hamilton.

Former Ranger Kevin Millwood let the first two runners reach base, and Hamilton lifted a shot to left-center that barely cleared the wall and eluded the leaping attempt of center fielder Felix Pie.

Hunter, who has a 9.39 ERA in his last four starts, held up his end of the bargain with a shutdown inning, a 1-2-3 bottom of the first.