Rangers reliever Brett Martin threw a scoreless ninth inning on Friday. He was unable to induce a strikeout, but he didn't allow any hits or walks, either.
His strong outing was all for naught as Texas still lost to the Orioles, 5-2. Still, Martin brought his season ERA down to 3.00 through three innings. This was his first outing of the year in which he did not allow a hit and run.