Rangers, AL helpless after slow start

Matt Harrison adds fuel to the fire after Justin Verlander gets lit up early by NL

Updated: July 11, 2012, 2:22 AM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Texas Rangers had hoped that with eight All-Stars on the AL squad -- and all of them understanding fully how important home-field advantage is in the World Series -- they could have a positive impact in Tuesday's All-Star Game.

It didn't work out that way.

Most of the Rangers weren't able to do much to help the American League, but even before any of them could hit or pitch in the game, the National League had built a sizeable lead.

Justin Verlander ...

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