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    When Mitchell Starc had Dhananjaya de Silva caught at midwicket off a slower ball, he became the fastest to 100 ODI wickets, achieving the landmark in his 52nd match, a game quicker than Saqlain Mushtaq, and two quicker than Shane Bond. After an inauspicious start to his ODI career - 0 for 51 off 8.5 overs against India - Starc has been on an ODI roll, with 11 hauls of four or more wickets. No other bowler has as many four-wicket hauls at the time when they got to 100 - the next best is Waqar Younis, who had ten such hauls when he reached the 100-wicket mark.Starcs first 50 wickets took 29 games; while that was still impressive, 21 players had reached that mark faster, with Ajantha Mendis getting there in just 19. Starc was ten matches behind Mendis at that stage, but he is 11 games ahead at the 100-wicket mark - Mendis only got there in his 63rd ODI. Starcs strike rate of 24.4 is the best at the 100-wicket mark among all bowlers (strike rate at the end of the match in which they got their 100th). Shoaib Akhtar, who got to his 100th in his 60th game - and took his career-best figures of 6 for 16 in that game - was next best at the 100-wicket mark, with a strike rate of 26.24. In terms of averages, he is fifth, after Saqlain Mushtaq, Curtly Ambrose, Joel Garner and Waqar Younis. * At the end of the innings in which they got their 100th ODI wicketStarcs ODI numbers are quite incredible in most parts of the world. Apart from England and Zimbabwe, where he has strike rates of more than 35, his strike rate is less than 30 in every other country. He has done better in Australia than in other countries, but an overseas average of 22.66 and strike rate of 26.6 is outstanding too. (Click here for his bowling career summary in ODIs.) 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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Cleveland Indians right-hander Josh Tomlin has gone from unbeatable at the start of the season to winless in August.And that potent Indians offense is suddenly struggling to score runs.Tomlin allowed two three-run homers, the first to Carlos Gomez making his debut for the AL-best Texas Rangers, and gave up eight runs without making it out of the fifth inning as the Indians lost 9-0 in the opener of a four-game series matching division leaders Thursday night.My job is to give us a chance to win, and right now Im not doing my job, said Tomlin, 0-5 with a 10.80 ERA in his five August starts.While Tomlin (11-8) failed to get past the fifth inning for the fourth time this month, the Indians managed only two singles in eight innings against left-hander Cole Hamels (14-4), who struck out eight without a walk.We havent swung the bat the last four games, but I think were third in the league in runs, manager Terry Francona said. Its not realistic that youre going to hit the ball out of the ballpark all year. It happens. Just got to fight through it together. We will.Cleveland (72-54) was shut out for the fourth time this season, and that came after the AL Central leader had been held to exactly one run in each of its three games at Oakland earlier this week -- the opener of that series being a 1-0 victory.You keep working, second baseman Jason Kipnis said. I wouldnt be surprised if we come out of it here soon.Hamels retired 19 batters in a row after Francisco Lindors solid two-out single to left in the first. The only other baserunner for the Indians against the lefty was Carlos Santana after a leadoff single in the eighth, though he was stranded at second after advancing on a passed ball.Had all pitches, all locations in play. Had the swing and miss, Rangers manager Jeff Banister said. He had the ability to do what he wanted to.After Gomezs homer in the second, Adrian Beltre and Rougned Odor also homered for the Raangers (75-53), who matched their largest winning margin of the season.ddddddddddddTomlin is scheduled to start once more before the calendar turns to September, next week at home against Minnesota. The right-handed Texas native was 7-0 through eight starts and 9-1 at the end of June, but now hasnt won since July 30.He was crisp, Francona said. He made a bad pitch to Gomez, and unfortunately its three (runs).LOFTY MARKSHamels is 21-5 in his 38 starts since the Rangers acquired him last season when he was coming off a no-hitter in his last start for the Philadelphia Phillies. His eight innings Thursday were the longest scoreless outing for a Texas starter this season.SHORT HOPSIndians 1B Mike Napoli had two errors in the fifth, one throwing and one fielding. ... Tony Barnette pitched a scoreless ninth, after giving up a leadoff walk, to wrap up only the third shutout this season for Texas. ... The Rangers had eight hits, one each by eight different players. The only starter without a hit was Carlos Beltran, who is in an 0-for-28 slide.FRESH STARTGomez made his Rangers debut five days after signing a minor league deal with the team and playing three games at Triple-A Round Rock. The 30-year-old two-time All-Star outfielder hit .210 with five homers in 85 games this season with the Houston Astros before being designated for assignment and then last week given his unconditional release.TRAINERS ROOMIndians: Instead of activating reliever Tommy Hunter from the disabled list next week as planned, the Indians released the right-hander who has been out since the All-Star break with after a back issue.UP NEXTIndians: All-Star RHP Corey Kluber (13-8), the 2014 AL Cy Young winner, is 5-0 with a 1.78 ERA his last eight starts.Rangers: LHP Martin Perez (8-9) is 7-1 with a 2.36 ERA in 13 home starts this season. ' ' '