ARLINGTON, Texas -- So far, so good in Alexi Ogando’s bid for his fifth win.
Ogando has thrown four shutout innings and the Rangers lead, 1-0, going to the fifth.
The 27-year-old right-hander has allowed three hits and a walk with three strikeouts. He has whittled on an ERA that was 2.13 when the game began.
Murphy, in center tonight, ranged to his right to cut off a ball hit by Paul Konerko, made a spin and released a perfect throw to Ian Kinsler, covering second. Konerko was trying to stretch the single and was called out.
Cruz, in left field, ended the inning by running down a drive off the bat of Carlos Quentin.