Arlington, TX (Sports Network) - Martin Perez sparkled in his third start of
the season by tossing shutout ball into the seventh inning, and the Texas
Rangers beat the Cincinnati Reds, 4-0, to open a three-game series.
Perez (2-1) allowed six hits and walked a batter over his 6 2/3 innings. The
22-year-old left-hander also had three strikeouts to help the Rangers to their
eighth win in nine games.
Reds starting pitcher Johnny Cueto (4-2) left with tightness in his right lat
in the second inning. His replacement, Tony Cingrani, pitched four innings,
but walked six batters, including three in a row during the second inning when
the Rangers expanded their lead to 3-0.
Cincinnati, which went 0-for-10 with men in scoring position, lost for the
sixth time in seven games.
The Sports Network