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Young stars pave way
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Rangers 8, Indians 5
Vicente Padilla allowed four hits, walked three and struck out five. (Matt Slocum/AP)
Nelson Cruz's first solo homer started a four-run second inning, then he later added one in the eighth to give the Rangers plenty of support behind Vicente Padilla. Rookie shortstop Elvis Andrus also hit a two-run shot as Texas started 2-0 in a season for the first time since 2000.
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Series at a glance:
CLE
Cleveland (0-2)
Lost 2
Texas 8, Cleveland 5   TEX
Texas (2-0)
Won 2
April 8, 2009
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Cleveland
0 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 0   5 7 0
Texas
0 4 0 0 2 1 1 0 X   8 9 3
Standings thru 4/8/09  |  Recap: CLE  |  Gameday  |  Indians stats  |  Rangers stats
Cleveland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Sizemore, G, CF 5 1 1 0 0 2 2 .222
DeRosa, 3B 5 0 0 0 0 2 3 .000
Martinez, V, C 5 1 2 0 0 0 2 .333
Hafner, DH 4 0 1 0 1 0 1 .250
Peralta, Jh, SS 4 0 1 0 1 1 5 .143
Choo, RF 3 2 0 0 1 1 2 .167
Garko, 1B 3 0 1 2 0 0 1 .333
Francisco, B, LF 4 1 1 2 0 1 4 .286
Cabrera, A, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .000
Totals 37 5 7 4 3 9 24  

BATTING
2B: Sizemore, G (1, Jennings), Garko (1, Wilson, C).
HR: Francisco, B (1, 6th inning off Padilla, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Garko 2; Peralta, Jh; Hafner; Francisco, B 4; Martinez, V 2; Sizemore, G 2.
RBI: Garko 2 (2), Francisco, B 2 (2).
2-out RBI: Francisco, B 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Peralta, Jh; Cabrera, A 2; Hafner; DeRosa; Choo.
Team RISP: 1-for-16.
Team LOB: 10.

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

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 4 0 1 1 0 2 0 .444
Young, M, 3B 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 .429
Hamilton, CF 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 .333
Blalock, DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .286
Cruz, N, RF 4 2 2 3 0 1 1 .444
Murphy, Dv, LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000
Davis, C, 1B 3 1 1 0 1 0 2 .143
Saltalamacchia, C 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 .429
  Teagarden, C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Andrus, SS 4 2 2 2 0 2 0 .375
Totals 32 8 9 8 3 7 9  

BATTING
2B: Saltalamacchia (1, Hernandez, R), Kinsler (3, Hernandez, R), Young, M (1, Hernandez, R).
3B: Hamilton (1, Hernandez, R).
HR: Cruz, N 2 (2, 2nd inning off Hernandez, R, 0 on, 0 out; 7th inning off Perez, R, 0 on, 2 out), Andrus (1, 6th inning off Betancourt, R, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Davis, C; Kinsler 2; Andrus 5; Hamilton 3; Saltalamacchia 2; Cruz, N 8; Young, M 2.
RBI: Cruz, N 3 (3), Andrus 2 (2), Kinsler (3), Young, M (2), Hamilton (1).
2-out RBI: Cruz, N.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hamilton; Davis, C.
GIDP: Teagarden.
Team RISP: 3-for-8.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Cruz, N (1, 2nd base off Hernandez, R/Martinez, V).

FIELDING
E: Young, M (1, throw), Andrus (1, throw), Wilson, C (1, throw).

 
Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hernandez, R (L, 0-1) 5.0 7 6 6 2 4 1 10.80
Betancourt, R 1.0 1 1 1 0 2 1 9.00
Perez, R 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 1 4.50
Smith, J 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Padilla (W, 1-0) 5.2 4 3 3 3 5 1 4.76
Jennings (H, 1) 1.0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0.00
Guardado 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Wilson, C 1.0 1 1 1 0 2 0 4.50
Francisco, F (S, 1) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00

Perez, R pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

WP: Padilla.
HBP: Garko (by Padilla), Choo (by Wilson, C), Blalock (by Hernandez, R).
Pitches-strikes: Hernandez, R 95-59, Betancourt, R 16-10, Perez, R 23-11, Smith, J 9-6, Padilla 109-63, Jennings 11-7, Guardado 6-4, Wilson, C 26-13, Francisco, F 19-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Hernandez, R 6-5, Betancourt, R 0-1, Perez, R 1-1, Smith, J 1-0, Padilla 6-5, Jennings 2-0, Guardado 2-0, Wilson, C 1-0, Francisco, F 0-2.
Batters faced: Hernandez, R 25, Betancourt, R 4, Perez, R 5, Smith, J 2, Padilla 26, Jennings 4, Guardado 2, Wilson, C 6, Francisco, F 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Smith, J 1-0, Guardado 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Tom Hallion. 1B: Phil Cuzzi. 2B: Ed Hickox. 3B: Jerry Crawford.
Weather: 82 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 20 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:18.
Att: 22,829.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
April 8, 2009
April 8, 2009

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