ARLINGTON -- Darren O'Day had not allowed a run in his last 29 appearances before giving up two runs in the ninth inning of Saturday night's 3-1 loss to the Red Sox. The 29 appearances had covered 26 1/3 scoreless innings going back to June 1.
"I don't care about the streak, just that I gave up runs and made it harder for the team to come back," O'Day said. "Everybody gives up runs. It's something that Darren Oliver taught me: 'Think you're going to be perfect? No way.'"
The 29 consecutive scoreless appearances is a club record. The 26 1/3 scoreless innings is the second longest by a Rangers reliever. Jeff Zimmerman had a 29 2/3 scoreless innings streak in 1999.
"To be a relief pitcher, you have to be consistent," O'Day said. "That's what being a relief pitcher is all about. It was awesome to not give up any runs."