Texas 8, Cleveland 3

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, September 2, 2012 1:05 PM
Location - Progressive Field
Temperature - 76°
Umpires - Home Plate - D.J. Reyburn, First Base - Jeff Nelson, Second Base - Bill Welke, Third Base - Chris Guccione,
Attendance - 19474

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Texas 0 0 4 0 3 0 0 1 0 8 15 1
Cleveland 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 9 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Texas 79-54 43-25 36-29 W1
Cleveland 56-78 32-37 24-41 L1

Recap


Rangers 8, Indians 3: Jurickson Profar homered in his first career at-bat and Adrian Beltre went deep for the eighth time in 11 games as visiting Texas banged out 15 hits to take two of three from Cleveland.

Daniel Murphy collected three hits and joined Josh Hamilton and Beltre with solo shots in the fifth inning for the Rangers, who won for the 11th time in 15 games. Elvis Andrus also had three hits and scored on Michael Young's RBI double as American League West-leading Texas stayed three games ahead of Oakland, which defeated Boston later on Sunday.

Staked to an offensive explosion, Ohio native Derek Holland (10-6) continued his mastery of Cleveland. Holland improved to 3-0 versus the Indians after allowing two runs on seven hits in as many innings.

Playing in place of Ian Kinsler (back), the 19-year-old Profar deposited a 2-1 offering from Zach McAllister (5-6) over the wall in right field to ignite a four-run third inning.

Profar, who is the first player born in 1993 to play in a major-league game, added a double in his second at-bat and finished 2-for-4.

Carlos Santana belted a two-run homer and Thomas Neal recorded his first career hit with an RBI double for the Indians.

McAllister permitted seven runs on 11 hits in five innings to take the loss.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cleveland SS Asdrubal Cabrera was held out of the starting lineup for the second straight game with a sore wrist. Cabrera is mired in a 2-for-31 slump. ... Andrus extended his hitting streak versus the Indians to 29 games. ... The Indians recalled RHP Frank Herrmann from Triple-A Columbus. ... Texas will visit Kansas City on Monday to begin a four-game set. ... Cleveland will travel to Detroit for a three-game series, which begins on Monday.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Texas   Cleveland
Derek Holland Player Zach McAllister
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 5.0
6 Strikeouts 4
7 Hits 11
2.57 ERA 12.60
Hitting
Texas   Cleveland
David Murphy Player Carlos Santana
3 Hits 2
3 RBI 2
1 HR 1
6 TB 6
.750 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Texas 15 4 30 .366 17 8 8 2 1 1
Cleveland 9 1 15 .265 12 7 3 3 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Indians have a W/L % of .411 after a win and .423 after a loss.
  • Texas will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The Rangers have a W/L % of .532 after a win and .685 after a loss.