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Frasor's scoreless string ends abruptly against A's

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OAKLAND -- Rangers reliever Jason Frasor had not allowed a run in 10 1/3 consecutive innings over 12 outings before allowing a pair of runs in Texas' 10-6 loss to Oakland on Tuesday night. Frasor allowed singles to Josh Donaldson and Coco Crisp and a two-run double to Derek Norris.

"The best pitch I made was the first pitch I made to Donaldson," Frasor said. "After that, I don't think I did anything I wanted to do. I didn't make a pitch. All three hits were on fastballs down the middle, center cut."

Norris' double made it 10-6. At that point, manager Ron Washington took Frasor out to preserve him for another day. Frasor and Neal Cotts have carried a heavy load as the Rangers' primary setup relievers, but Shawn Tolleson has also been used extensively lately. Tolleson has allowed four runs in 3 1/3 innings in his last five outings.

"I'd like to get to a point where we can back off our bullpen, and our starters can take us deeper into the game," Washington said.

T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields, and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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