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Rangers Vs. Padres Final: Texas Wins 2-1

With injuries ravaging the Texas Rangers pitching staff, Matt Harrison continued his strong stretch of games recently, throwing six innings and giving up only 1 earned run in a 2-1 victory.

The 27-year old left-hander has racked up a win in five of his last six starts. He moved his record on the season to 9-3 with a very respectable 3.41 ERA.

The Texas offense, meanwhile, continued struggle on Monday. The free-swinging Rangers racked up 10 strikeouts against San Diego starter Jason Marquis, as they were shut down after scoring two runs in the first inning.

The only Texas batter to get anything going against Marquis was LF David Murphy, who drove in Elvis Andrus and Adrian Beltre with a two-run double in the first.

Josh Hamilton was a defensive replacement in the ninth inning, and Ron Washington said the Rangers MVP candidate would return to the starting line-up on Tuesday after a brief stint in the hospital for dehydration.

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