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Slam wasted by 'pen
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Indians 13, Rangers 9
Doug Mathis gave up eight runs in 3 2/3 innings, but received a no-decision. (David Pellerin/AP)
It looked like Texas had all the momentum it needed when Marlon Byrd hit a game-tying grand slam in the fifth inning after Doug Mathis' shaky start, but the bullpen couldn't protect the lead. Joaquin Benoit gave up the go-ahead home run. Josh Hamilton hit his 16th homer.
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Series at a glance:
CLE
Cleveland (26-31)
Won 1
Cleveland 13, Texas 9   TEX
Texas (29-30)
Lost 2
June 2, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cleveland
0 2 3 3 0 0 2 3 0   13 16 0
Texas
0 1 2 0 5 0 1 0 0   9 15 0
Standings thru 6/2/08  |  Recap: CLE | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Indians stats  |  Rangers stats
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF4000222.254
Francisco, LF5123102.309
Martinez, C5110125.289
Garko, 1B6220012.234
Peralta, SS6230012.242
Dellucci, DH5222115.229
Blake, 3B5237001.236
Choo, RF2210300.200
  Gutierrez, RF0000000.247
Cabrera, 2B4121113.195
Totals421316139822 

BATTING
2B: Dellucci (8, Mathis), Cabrera (7, Mathis), Blake (12, Mathis), Peralta (9, Benoit).
HR: Blake 2 (6, 2nd inning off Mathis, 1 on, 0 out; 3rd inning off Mathis, 1 on, 2 out), Francisco (3, 7th inning off Benoit, 1 on, 2 out), Dellucci (6, 8th inning off Benoit, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Francisco 5; Martinez; Garko 2; Peralta 4; Dellucci 6; Blake 10; Choo; Cabrera 3.
RBI: Blake 7 (36), Cabrera (14), Francisco 3 (15), Dellucci 2 (19).
2-out RBI: Blake 5; Cabrera; Francisco 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Peralta; Martinez 3; Sizemore; Cabrera.
GIDP: Dellucci.
Team LOB: 11.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Peralta-Cabrera-Garko 2).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B5130010.305
Young, SS5231001.296
Hamilton, RF4222121.331
Bradley, DH3100123.317
Murphy, LF5110008.280
Byrd, CF4124100.217
Shelton, 1B3121110.235
  a-Catalanotto, PH1000000.294
Saltalamacchia, C5021012.246
Metcalf, 3B4000013.000
Totals3991594818 

a-Grounded out for Shelton in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Shelton (5, Laffey), Kinsler (15, Laffey).
HR: Hamilton (16, 3rd inning off Laffey, 1 on, 1 out), Byrd (2, 5th inning off Laffey, 3 on, 1 out).
TB: Kinsler 4; Young 3; Hamilton 5; Murphy; Byrd 5; Shelton 3; Saltalamacchia 2.
RBI: Saltalamacchia (12), Hamilton 2 (65), Young (26), Byrd 4 (8), Shelton (8).
2-out RBI: Shelton.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Murphy 3; Saltalamacchia.
GIDP: Metcalf 2.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
CS: Byrd (1, 2nd base by Laffey/Martinez).

FIELDING
DP: (Kinsler-Young-Shelton).

 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Laffey 5.011882223.02
Kobayashi (W, 3-2)1.21111302.89
Perez (H, 9)1.13001303.00
Borowski 1.00000009.00
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mathis 3.212883429.00
Tejeda 2.100021011.57
Guardado (L, 0-1)0.21110103.38
Benoit 1.03444125.53
Wilson 1.10000104.13

WP: Benoit.
HBP: Bradley (by Laffey).
Pitches-strikes: Laffey 88-49, Kobayashi 33-23, Perez 29-19, Borowski 10-7, Mathis 100-58, Tejeda 46-26, Guardado 11-8, Benoit 43-17, Wilson 24-14.
Ground outs-fly outs: Laffey 8-4, Kobayashi 2-0, Perez 1-0, Borowski 2-1, Mathis 4-3, Tejeda 2-4, Guardado 0-1, Benoit 0-2, Wilson 2-1.
Batters faced: Laffey 26, Kobayashi 7, Perez 8, Borowski 3, Mathis 25, Tejeda 9, Guardado 3, Benoit 10, Wilson 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Perez 2-1, Tejeda 1-0, Benoit 1-1, Wilson 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Fieldin Culbreth. 1B: Jim Reynolds. 2B: Tim Timmons. 3B: Gary Cederstrom.
Weather: 92 degrees, clear.
Wind: 16 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:41.
Att: 17,247.

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