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Indians 7, Rangers 5
Fausto Carmona allowed just one unearned run to the Rangers. (Mike Stone/AP)
After showing signs of turning the corner in his last start, Fausto Carmona -- backed by a combined five runs in the first two innings -- held the Rangers in check over six frames to give the Indians their fifth straight victory. Aided by tack-on runs, Jensen Lewis earned the save.
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Series at a glance:
  • Fri. 08/22: CLE 7, TEX 5
  • Sat. 08/23: CLE 8, TEX 7
  • Sun. 08/24: CLE 4, TEX 3
CLE
Cleveland (60-67)
Won 5
Cleveland 7, Texas 5   TEX
Texas (63-66)
Lost 1
August 22, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cleveland
2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2   7 11 1
Texas
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1   5 9 0
Standings thru 8/22/08  |  Recap: CLE | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Indians stats  |  Rangers stats
Cleveland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Sizemore, G, CF 4 1 0 0 1 1 2 .270
Carroll, 2B 4 2 2 0 1 0 2 .268
Francisco, B, LF 5 1 3 1 0 2 2 .288
Peralta, Jh, DH 4 0 1 1 1 0 3 .276
Garko, 1B 5 0 1 2 0 2 6 .254
Gutierrez, F, RF 4 0 1 1 1 1 1 .231
Fasano, C 5 1 1 0 0 1 4 .300
Marte, A, 3B 4 1 1 1 0 1 0 .186
Cabrera, A, SS 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 .228
Totals 37 7 11 7 5 8 20  

BATTING
2B: Garko (18, Harrison, M), Cabrera, A (14, Harrison, M), Carroll (9, Loe), Francisco, B (26, Guardado).
3B: Marte, A (1, Harrison, M).
TB: Garko 2; Cabrera, A 2; Peralta, Jh; Marte, A 3; Carroll 3; Fasano; Francisco, B 4; Gutierrez, F.
RBI: Garko 2 (65), Marte, A (11), Cabrera, A (25), Peralta, Jh (71), Francisco, B (46), Gutierrez, F (32).
2-out RBI: Garko 2; Peralta, Jh; Gutierrez, F.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gutierrez, F; Garko 2; Francisco, B; Fasano 2.
SF: Cabrera, A.
Team RISP: 3-for-14.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Hernandez, R (2, missed catch).
DP: (Garko-Cabrera, A-Garko).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Boggs, LF 4 1 1 1 1 1 2 .238
Young, M, SS 5 0 1 0 0 1 2 .286
Hamilton, CF 4 0 2 0 1 2 1 .305
Bradley, DH 3 0 1 0 1 1 2 .317
  1-Ellison, PR-DH 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .231
  a-Catalanotto, PH-DH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .278
Blalock, 1B 4 1 0 0 1 1 5 .264
Byrd, RF 4 1 1 3 0 2 0 .298
Davis, C, 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .269
Saltalamacchia, C 4 0 2 1 0 1 1 .243
Vazquez, R, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .304
Totals 36 5 9 5 5 11 16  

a-Struck out for Ellison in the 9th.
1-Ran for Bradley in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Davis, C (12, Hernandez, R), Hamilton (29, Hernandez, R), Saltalamacchia (11, Hernandez, R).
HR: Byrd (9, 8th inning off Perez, R, 2 on, 0 out), Boggs (7, 9th inning off Lewis, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Davis, C 2; Hamilton 3; Bradley; Boggs 4; Saltalamacchia 3; Young, M; Byrd 4.
RBI: Saltalamacchia (25), Byrd 3 (38), Boggs (35).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blalock 3; Boggs; Young, M; Vazquez, R.
GIDP: Blalock.
Team RISP: 2-for-10.
Team LOB: 9.

 
Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hernandez, R (W, 6-5) 6.0 6 1 0 3 5 0 4.40
Perez, R 2.0 1 3 3 2 4 1 3.44
Lewis (S, 5) 1.0 2 1 1 0 2 1 3.93
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Harrison, M (L, 5-3) 3.2 7 5 5 2 3 0 6.27
Loe 4.1 2 0 0 0 4 0 2.29
Guardado 0.2 2 2 2 3 0 0 3.54
Francisco, F 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.88

WP: Hernandez, R.
IBB: Peralta, Jh (by Guardado).
Pitches-strikes: Hernandez, R 109-69, Perez, R 31-20, Lewis 20-14, Harrison, M 90-58, Loe 63-46, Guardado 34-19, Francisco, F 3-3.
Groundouts-flyouts: Hernandez, R 9-3, Perez, R 0-1, Lewis 0-0, Harrison, M 1-4, Loe 5-3, Guardado 0-1, Francisco, F 0-0.
Batters faced: Hernandez, R 27, Perez, R 9, Lewis 5, Harrison, M 20, Loe 15, Guardado 7, Francisco, F 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Loe 1-0, Francisco, F 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Chris Guccione. 1B: Tim Welke. 2B: Mike Estabrook. 3B: Bill Welke.
Weather: 93 degrees, clear.
Wind: 13 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:25.
Att: 20,535.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
August 22, 2008
August 22, 2008

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