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Indians 8, Rangers 7
Michael Young's two-run homer capped a six-run fourth to chase Jeremy Sowers. (AP)
Brandon McCarthy allowed just one run over four innings in his first Major League start of the season, and the Rangers backed him with a six-run fourth inning capped by Michael Young's two-run homer. But the Texas 'pen gave up a six-run fifth before the Tribe went ahead 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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