Four of the seven hits Rich Harden allowed went for home runs, and the Rangers’ red-hot offense was cooled by left-hander Chris Narveson in a 6-2 loss to
Ryan Braun got the Brewers started in the first, ripping a two-run homer to left-center field for a 2-0 lead. The Rangers, though, pushed a cross in the second and third to erase their deficit. Vladimir Guerrero started the second with a long homer to left, and Michael Young doubled in Elvis Andrus with two outs in the third.
Andrus, who singled, and Young each reached after Julio Borbon made the second out of the inning while trying to steal third base.
Casey McGehee, though, started the fourth with a homer to break the deadlock. Corey Hart delivered a two-run blast in the fifth, and Prince Fielder followed with an opposite-field shot to make it 6-2.
Harden ended up going six innings and throwing 120 pitches as he took the loss for second straight start. He had never allowed more than three homers in a start, and he had done that just once.
Narveson, though, allowed only two runs on six hit in seven innings on just 90 pitches.
-- Jeff Wilson