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Texas Rangers

Perez's gem sends Rangers past Giants

ARLINGTON, Texas Only one pitcher in Texas Rangers history, right-hander Kevin Brown in 1990, had done what Martin Perez did Sunday afternoon record 25 outs on 80 pitches or less. It was 80, to be exact, a miniscule pitch count to have in the ninth inning of a ballgame and, the conventional thinking was, such a harmless total that Perez would be allowed to go for the complete game. But the thinking in the home team's dugout wasn't on par with the thoughts floating among the 22,234 at Globe Life Park or the armchair managers in the press box. As soon as Angel Pagan doubled to the wall in left-center field, manager Jeff Banister went to the mound to remove. A chorus of boos...