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Win streak now six
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Indians 8, Rangers 7
Jhonny Peralta slides in safely on Ryan Garko's two-run single. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
Things looked bleak for the Tribe after Jeremy Sowers was bounced in a six-run Rangers fourth, but the Indians answered right back with six runs of their own in the fifth inning. Kelly Shoppach capped the fifth with a three-run homer, then his single set up the winning run in the eighth.
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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 (61-67)
Won 6
Cleveland 8, Texas 7   TEX
Texas (63-67)
Lost 2
August 23, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cleveland
1 0 0 0 6 0 0 1 0   8 8 0
Texas
0 0 1 6 0 0 0 0 0   7 10 0
Standings thru 8/23/08  |  Recap: CLE | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Indians stats  |  Rangers stats
Cleveland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Sizemore, G, CF 4 1 2 0 1 1 1 .272
Dellucci, DH 3 0 0 0 2 1 2 .247
Francisco, B, LF 4 1 0 0 1 1 4 .285
Peralta, Jh, SS 3 1 0 1 0 0 2 .274
Choo, RF 2 1 0 1 2 1 1 .260
Garko, 1B 4 1 2 2 0 1 1 .257
Shoppach, C 4 1 2 3 0 1 2 .263
  1-Gutierrez, F, PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .231
  Fasano, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300
Marte, A, 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .189
  a-Carroll, PH-3B 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .271
Cabrera, A, 2B 3 1 0 0 1 1 3 .225
Totals 31 8 8 8 7 7 17  

a-Singled for Marte, A in the 8th.
1-Ran for Shoppach in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Shoppach (15, 5th inning off Madrigal, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Marte, A; Garko 2; Carroll; Shoppach 5; Sizemore, G 2.
RBI: Peralta, Jh (72), Choo (35), Garko 2 (67), Shoppach 3 (42), Carroll (25).
2-out RBI: Choo; Garko 2; Shoppach 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Choo; Sizemore, G.
SF: Peralta, Jh.
GIDP: Cabrera, A, Peralta, Jh, Dellucci.
Team RISP: 3-for-11.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Sizemore, G 3 (34, 2nd base off McCarthy/Laird, 3rd base off McCarthy/Laird, 2nd base off McCarthy/Laird), Dellucci (3, 2nd base off McCarthy/Laird).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Marte, A-Cabrera, A-Garko, Peralta, Jh-Cabrera, A-Garko).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Boggs, LF 5 0 0 0 0 2 3 .233
Young, M, SS 4 1 2 3 0 0 0 .288
Hamilton, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .303
Bradley, DH 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 .318
Blalock, 1B 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 .266
Byrd, RF 4 1 1 1 0 1 2 .297
Laird, C 4 1 2 2 0 0 1 .282
Davis, C, 3B 4 1 1 0 0 3 2 .268
Arias, 2B 4 1 2 1 0 1 1 .385
Totals 35 7 10 7 2 8 12  

BATTING
2B: Davis, C (13, Sowers), Byrd (22, Sowers), Laird (17, Sowers).
HR: Young, M (12, 4th inning off Sowers, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Davis, C 2; Bradley; Arias 2; Young, M 5; Laird 3; Blalock; Byrd 2.
RBI: Young, M 3 (72), Byrd (39), Laird 2 (35), Arias (2).
2-out RBI: Young, M 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hamilton.
GIDP: Byrd, Arias.
Team RISP: 6-for-9.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
SB: Arias (1, 2nd base off Sowers/Shoppach).

FIELDING
PB: Laird (3).
DP: 3 (Arias-Blalock, Davis, C-Arias-Blalock, Arias-Young, M-Blalock).

 
Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sowers 3.2 8 7 7 1 2 1 5.95
Mujica 2.1 2 0 0 0 1 0 7.09
Perez, R (W, 3-3) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.39
Betancourt, R (H, 6) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 5.47
Lewis (S, 6) 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3.86
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
McCarthy 4.0 3 1 1 4 3 0 2.25
Rupe 0.2 2 5 5 3 0 0 4.52
Madrigal 1.1 1 1 1 0 1 1 5.64
Wright, J (L, 6-5) 1.2 2 1 0 0 1 0 4.29
Francisco, F 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.78

WP: Sowers.
HBP: Peralta, Jh (by Rupe).
Pitches-strikes: Sowers 77-52, Mujica 27-18, Perez, R 16-10, Betancourt, R 19-10, Lewis 15-9, McCarthy 75-41, Rupe 26-10, Madrigal 20-13, Wright, J 31-21, Francisco, F 19-14.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sowers 6-2, Mujica 2-2, Perez, R 1-1, Betancourt, R 0-2, Lewis 0-0, McCarthy 2-5, Rupe 1-0, Madrigal 0-3, Wright, J 2-2, Francisco, F 1-0.
Batters faced: Sowers 20, Mujica 7, Perez, R 3, Betancourt, R 4, Lewis 3, McCarthy 17, Rupe 7, Madrigal 5, Wright, J 7, Francisco, F 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Madrigal 2-2, Francisco, F 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim Welke. 1B: Chuck Meriwether. 2B: Bill Welke. 3B: Mike Estabrook.
Weather: 78 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 3:29 (1:14 delay).
Att: 29,900.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
August 23, 2008
August 23, 2008

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