ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Scott Kazmir won his fourth straight
start, striking out 10 in seven innings to lead the AL East-leading
Tampa Bay Rays over the Texas Rangers 7-3 Monday night.
Kazmir (4-1) retired his first 10 batters, seven on strikeouts,
before Michael Young singled to center with one out in the fourth.
Kazmir allowed one run and three hits, striking out the side in the
first and third innings. He has given up two runs over 26 innings
during his winning streak.
Eric Hinske hit a three-run homer for the Rays, who have won 16
of their last 17 home games and at 31-20 are 11 games over .500 for
the first time.