Fausto Carmona allowed just one unearned run to the Rangers. (Mike Stone/AP)
By Shawn Shroyer / MLB.com
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.
BATTING 2B: Garko (18, Harrison, M), Cabrera, A (14, Harrison, M), Carroll (9, Loe), Francisco, B (26, Guardado). 3B: Marte, An (1, Harrison, M). TB: Garko 2; Cabrera, A 2; Peralta; Marte, An 3; Carroll 3; Fasano; Francisco, B 4; Gutierrez, F. RBI: Garko 2 (65), Marte, An (11), Cabrera, A (25), Peralta (71), Francisco, B (46), Gutierrez, F (32). 2-out RBI: Garko 2; Peralta; 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).
Game Scores: Hernandez, R , Harrison, M . WP: Hernandez, R. IBB: Peralta (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