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Francisco backs Lee
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Indians 5, Rangers 2
Ben Francisco scored the Indians' first run on a double error. (David Richard/AP)
Streak-stopper Cliff Lee came through for the Tribe after a shaky first two innings, allowing just two runs over his 6 2/3 frames, and Ben Francisco hit an undeniable three-run shot one day after having an apparent three-run shot ruled a double. The win ended a seven-game slide.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (25-26)
Lost 1
Cleveland 5, Texas 2   CLE
Cleveland (23-26)
Won 1
May 24, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 8 2
Cleveland
0 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 X   5 7 0
Standings thru 5/24/08  |  Recap: TEX | CLE  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Indians stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B5011011.294
Young, SS5120023.282
Hamilton, CF5020003.337
Bradley, DH2010212.329
Murphy, LF4011014.296
Laird, C4000023.273
Byrd, RF4110001.218
Shelton, 1B1000310.240
Duran, 3B3000014.182
  a-Vazquez, PH1000000.352
Totals342825921 

a-Flied out for Duran in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Byrd (3, Lee).
TB: Kinsler; Young 2; Hamilton 2; Bradley; Murphy; Byrd 2.
RBI: Murphy (35), Kinsler (27).
2-out RBI: Murphy.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Laird; Hamilton 2; Murphy.
GIDP: Murphy.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
E: Kinsler (9, fielding), Byrd (2, throw).
Outfield assists: Byrd (Aubrey at home).

 
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF3100101.257
Blake, 3B4000011.213
Hafner, DH3100010.214
Francisco, RF-LF4223010.365
Aubrey, 1B4010000.231
Peralta, SS4121001.219
Dellucci, LF3000001.222
  Gutierrez, RF0000000.235
Shoppach, C3010010.222
Cabrera, 2B3010012.176
Totals31574156 

BATTING
2B: Francisco (10, Feldman).
HR: Francisco (2, 3rd inning off Feldman, 2 on, 1 out), Peralta (9, 6th inning off Feldman, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Francisco 6; Aubrey; Peralta 5; Shoppach; Cabrera.
RBI: Francisco 3 (11), Peralta (16).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cabrera.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Sizemore (10, 2nd base off Feldman/Laird).

FIELDING
DP: (Cabrera-Peralta-Aubrey).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Feldman (L, 1-2)6.06551324.57
Guardado 1.00000003.46
Benoit 1.01000204.94
 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lee (W, 7-1)6.27224801.50
Perez (H, 7)1.10001103.27
Borowski (S, 3)1.010000014.40

HBP: Hafner (by Feldman).
Pitches-strikes: Feldman 104-62, Guardado 6-5, Benoit 15-11, Lee 113-81, Perez 20-12, Borowski 10-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Feldman 7-7, Guardado 0-3, Benoit 0-1, Lee 5-7, Perez 3-0, Borowski 0-3.
Batters faced: Feldman 26, Guardado 3, Benoit 4, Lee 30, Perez 5, Borowski 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Perez 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Dale Scott. 1B: Bill Hohn. 2B: Damien Beal. 3B: Dan Iassogna.
Weather: 60 degrees, clear.
Wind: 6 mph, L to R.
T: 2:41.
Att: 40,504.

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