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Kouzmanoff connects
Tribe takes fourth straight
Grady Sizemore led off with his fourth game-opening home run of the season, and Kevin Kouzmanoff hit a two-out grand slam later in the inning in the first at-bat of his big-league career as the Indians raced out to an early lead. Cliff Lee cashed in the support for his 11th win of the season.
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 Kouzmanoff's grand slam
 Sizemore's home run
Indians 6, Rangers 5
Kevin Kouzmanoff sent the first pitch he saw over the center-field fence on Saturday. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
Series at a glance:
Early hole proves costly
Edinson Volquez was roughed up for six runs on five hits in 1 2/3 innings. The Rangers nearly erased the deficit with a pair of runs in the second and sixth innings and then added a run in the ninth, but Ian Kinsler (3-for-4, two RBIs) was thrown out at the plate attempting to score the tying run.
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 Cruz's RBI double
 Kinsler's RBI single
TODAY'S WRAPS: September 02, 2006
CLE
Cleveland (65-69)
Won 5
Cleveland 6, Texas 5   TEX
Texas (69-68)
Lost 2
September 2, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cleveland
5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   6 10 1
Texas
0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1   5 10 1
Standings thru 9/2/06  |  Gameday  |  Indians Stats  |  Rangers Stats
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF5221030.297
Michaels, LF5120000.271
Martinez, C4021001.310
Garko, 1B3010112.317
Blake, RF3100114.294
Peralta, SS3110100.257
Kouzmanoff, DH4114001.250
Luna, 2B4010001.283
Marte, 3B4000002.214
Totals3561063511 

BATTING
HR: Sizemore (22, 1st inning off Volquez, 0 on, 0 out), Kouzmanoff (1, 1st inning off Volquez, 3 on, 2 out).
TB: Sizemore 5; Michaels 2; Martinez 2; Garko; Peralta; Kouzmanoff 4; Luna.
RBI: Sizemore (63), Kouzmanoff 4 (4), Martinez (76).
2-out RBI: Kouzmanoff 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blake 2; Marte.
SF: Martinez.
GIDP: Garko.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Michaels (6, 2nd base off Volquez/Laird).

FIELDING
E: Peralta (15, fielding).
Outfield assists: Blake (Kinsler at home).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matthews, CF4022101.306
Young, M, DH5010023.307
Teixeira, 1B4000003.276
Lee, LF4110002.296
DeRosa, SS4110022.315
Blalock, 3B4000002.282
Laird, C4210012.333
Kinsler, 2B4132000.294
Cruz, RF4011003.136
Totals3751051518 

BATTING
2B: Cruz (1, Lee), DeRosa (37, Lee), Kinsler (24, Mastny).
TB: Matthews 2; Young, M; Lee; DeRosa 2; Laird; Kinsler 4; Cruz 2.
RBI: Cruz (8), Matthews 2 (68), Kinsler 2 (46).
2-out RBI: Kinsler 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: DeRosa; Young, M; Cruz.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Laird (4, throw).
DP: (Kinsler-DeRosa-Teixeira).

 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lee (W, 11-10)7.07421404.63
Cabrera (H, 5)1.00000104.68
Mastny (S, 5)1.03110001.46
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Volquez (L, 1-4)1.25663126.75
Rupe 3.13000102.78
Feldman 3.02000204.50
Bauer 1.00000103.71

Pitches-strikes: Lee 104-71, Cabrera 9-6, Mastny 17-10, Volquez 53-28, Rupe 47-34, Feldman 31-21, Bauer 10-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Lee 4-13, Cabrera 0-2, Mastny 1-1, Volquez 1-3, Rupe 5-4, Feldman 7-0, Bauer 1-1.
Batters faced: Lee 30, Cabrera 3, Mastny 5, Volquez 13, Rupe 13, Feldman 10, Bauer 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Rupe 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Dale Scott. 1B: Ron Kulpa. 2B: Dan Iassogna. 3B: Lance Barksdale.
Weather: 81 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 5 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:40.
Att: 40,252.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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