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Karns Takes Shutout into 8th, Rays Beat Rangers 8-2

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    Shin-Soo Choo #17 of the Texas Rangers reacts after striking out swinging to end the top of the fifth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on May 8, 2015 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

    Nathan Karns took a shutout into the eighth inning, pinch hitter Brandon Guyer had a three-run homer and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Texas Rangers 8-2 Friday night.

    Texas had won four in a row.

    Karns (2-1) allowed two hits through seven scoreless innings before Adam Rosales homered to lead off the eighth. Karns struck out a career-high nine.

    Yovani Gallardo (2-5) lost his fourth straight start, giving up four runs and three hits in 5 1-3 innings.

    Evan Longoria hit an RBI single that finished Gallardo in the sixth. Reliever Alex Claudio threw only one pitch in the game, and Guyer sent it into the left-field seats for the first pinch-hit homer of his career and a 5-0 lead.

    Longoria was the designated hitter, one day after his streak of playing in 270 consecutive games ended due to flulike symptoms.
     

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