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Wang, Blue Jays finish sweep of slumping Rangers

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Chien-Ming Wang won for the first time in more than a year, Colby Rasmus homered for a third straight game, and the Toronto Blue Jays completed a four-game of sweep by beating the Texas Rangers 7-2 on Sunday for their fifth straight victory.

The Rangers lost their sixth in a row and fell to 1-6 on a season-high, 11-game homestand. Texas has dropped six straight for the first time since April 15-21, 2010.

Wang (1-0) allowed seven hits in seven shutout innings to win for the first time since last June 12 with Washington.

Adam Lind hit a three-run homer, and J.P. Arencibia added a two-run shot for Toronto. The Blue Jays outscored the Rangers 24-4 to sweep a four-game series at Texas for the first time.

Derek Holland (5-4) allowed four runs and 10 hits in six innings for the Rangers, who have only scored eight runs in their slide.


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