Texas 5, Cleveland 3

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, August 7, 2011 8:05 PM
Location - Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Temperature - 102°
Umpires - Home Plate - D.J. Reyburn, First Base - Angel Campos, Second Base - Jim Wolf, Third Base - Derryl Cousins,
Attendance - 37431

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Cleveland 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 5 0
Texas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 7 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 56-56 29-24 27-32 L1
Texas 64-51 37-22 27-29 W1

Recap


Elvis Andrus had a two-run single in a five-run eighth inning and the Texas Rangers rallied for a 5-3 victory over the visiting Cleveland Indians on Sunday night.

David Murphy also had an RBI single to help Texas maintain a one-game lead over the Los Angeles Angels atop the American League West.

Darren Oliver (4-5) worked two-thirds of an inning in relief of Colby Lewis for the win and Mike Adams earned his first save by working a perfect ninth.

Indians starter Josh Tomlin carried a three-hit shutout into the eighth inning but allowed a walk and a single before giving way to reliever Joe Smith, who failed to retire a batter.

Smith (2-3) was charged with three runs on three hits. Michael Brantley homered and tripled for Cleveland, which remained four games behind division-leading Detroit in the AL Central.

Lewis allowed three runs on six hits in 7 1/3 innings. He left after surrendering his AL-worst 28th homer to Brantley in the eighth.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cleveland   Texas
Josh Tomlin Player Colby Lewis
No Decision W/L No Decision
7.0 IP 7.1
4 Strikeouts 3
4 Hits 5
2.57 ERA 3.68
Hitting
Cleveland   Texas
Michael Brantley Player Michael Young
2 Hits 2
2 RBI 0
1 HR 0
7 TB 2
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cleveland 5 1 10 .161 7 5 3 2 1 0
Texas 7 0 7 .250 7 5 5 4 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Texas will play their next game at home against Seattle. The Rangers have a W/L % of .547 after a win and .569 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Indians have a W/L % of .518 after a win and .482 after a loss.
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