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Arlington, TX (Sports Network) – Tommy Hunter was sensational in his season debut, hurling a complete game to lead Texas past Tampa Bay, 6-1, in the second of a three-game set at Rangers Ballpark.

Hunter (1-0) allowed five hits, did not issue and walk and fanned four in leading the Rangers to a second straight win in the series and their fourth win in their last five games overall.

Josh Hamilton homered for a second straight game and Elvis Andrus had two hits and knocked in a pair of runs for Texas, which has won seven of the last eight meetings in Arlington against the Rays since the start of last season.

James Shields (5-4) suffered the loss for the Rays after allowing all six runs — three earned — on 10 hits, while walking one and striking out four.

Sean Rodriguez accounted for the visitors lone run with a home run, as the Rays suffered just their second series defeat in 10 road sets this season.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.