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August 25, 2011

Thursday's postgame notes after Rangers fall to Red Sox, 6-0.

Yorvit Torrealba doesn't view the Rangers three-game losing streak as a slump. He simply said the Red Sox were the better team the past three nights. "There's going to be nights like that," Torrealba said.

Still, Boston won the past three games over Texas by a combined score of 30-7. The latest Rangers defeat came in a 6-0 loss on Thursday, as the Rangers now have a two-game lead over the Angels in the American League West. Here are more postgame notes:

* Alexi Ogando struggled in his first career start against Boston, allowing six runs on six hits with one walk and five strikeouts. He gave up home runs in every inning he pitched -- the four homers allowed matched how many home runs he had given up in his past 12 starts combined. In his last 13 starts, Ogando is 5-6 with a 5.27 ERA.

* The Rangers' offense didn't fare much better. They were shutout for the seventh time this season, including the second time in the past five games. They were also held to three hits, one more than their season low.

* The offense has been held to eight hits or less in eight consecutive games. Over that stretch, the team is hitting .197, including a .163 clip with runners in scoring position.

* Scott Feldman and Mike Adams were lone bright spots for the Rangers, throwing five scoreless innings of relief. Feldman allowed two hits with one walk and three strikeouts over four innings, while Adams allowed one hit with one strikeout in his one inning.

-- Drew Davison

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