ARLINGTON, Tex. — The Phillies' road woes continued in a 5-1 interleague loss to the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.
The Phillies have lost 13 of their last 16 games.
Texas right-hander Yu Darvish, in his first career outing against the Phillies, pitched seven innings of one-run ball for the win.
The Rangers have won seven in a row.
The Phils are 14-22 overall and 6-14 on the road.
The time of game was two hours, 44 minutes. The Phils had played 16 straight games of more than three hours.
Starting pitching report
After struggling in his previous three starts, Jerad Eickhoff bounced back with a quality start against the team that originally drafted him. Eickhoff pitched six innings and scattered seven hits and three runs. One of the runs was unearned. He walked two and struck out eight.
Eickhoff's outing marked just the 15th time in 36 games that a Phillies' starter pitched at least six innings.
Eickhoff is 0-4.
Darvish (4-2) sailed through the first six innings on two hits. He got in trouble in the seventh and allowed a run, but managed to strike out Brock Stassi to end the frame and strand two runners.
Darvish held the Phillies to four hits over seven innings. He walked two and struck out nine.
Mark Leiter Jr. pitched a scoreless seventh then gave up a two-run homer to Mike Napoli in the eighth as the Rangers salted the game away.
The Phillies' bullpen has given up 25 homers, the most in the majors.
Lefty Alex Claudio set the Phillies down in order in the eighth and Matt Bush closed it out.
At the plate
The Phillies had just two hits through six innings. They doubled that total in the seventh and got on the board with an RBI single by Freddy Galvis, but left two men on base in the inning.
Nomar Mazara homered in the first inning for Texas. The Rangers scored an unearned run in the fourth. Jonathan Lucroy had a two-run double to give the Rangers a 3-0 lead in the fifth. Lucroy's double scored Delino DeShields from first base. DeShields was a thorn in Eickhoff's side, drawing nine pickoff attempts after a leadoff walk.
Napoli's homer was his third hit of the game.
In the field
Catcher Cameron Rupp made a costly throwing error in the fourth inning that led to an unearned run.
Aaron Nola got up to 83 pitches over 6 1/3 scoreless innings in a minor-league rehab start for Lehigh Valley on Monday night. He is ready to return to the majors and will slot back into the rotation Sunday in Pittsburgh, according to manager Pete Mackanin.
The Phillies before the game released reliever Dalier Hinojosa from his minor-league contract.
The series continues on Wednesday night. Right-hander Zach Eflin (0-0, 2.81) will pitch against Rangers right-hander Andrew Cashner (0-3, 2.43).
Right-hander Nick Pivetta (0-2, 6.14) pitches against lefty Martin Perez (1-5, 3.89) in the series finale on Thursday afternoon.