Grady Sizemore had two homers as four Indians hit their inaugural homers of 2009, but Carl Pavano's debut with the Tribe wasn't as noteworthy. Pavano went one-plus innings, allowing nine earned runs as the Indians started the season 0-3 for the first time since 1996.
Keyed by a five-run first in which Marlon Byrd homered and a four-run second in which Ian Kinsler went deep, the Rangers supported a solid start from Brandon McCarthy to begin 3-0 for the first time since 1996, the first season the franchise made the postseason.
BATTING 2B: Shoppach (1, Feldman), Cabrera, A (1, Feldman). HR: Shoppach (1, 2nd inning off McCarthy,
0 on, 2 out), Sizemore, G 2 (2, 3rd inning off McCarthy, 1 on, 0 out; 6th inning off Feldman, 1 on, 2 out), Martinez, V (1,
7th inning off Feldman, 0 on, 0 out), Hafner (1, 9th inning off Guardado, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Sizemore, G 8; Martinez,
V 5; Hafner 4; Peralta, Jh 2; Shoppach 6; Cabrera, A 3. RBI: Shoppach (1), Sizemore, G 4 (4), Martinez, V (1),
Cabrera, A (1), Hafner (1). 2-out RBI: Shoppach; Sizemore, G 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out:
Shoppach 2; Martinez, V. GIDP: Francisco, B. Team RISP: 1-for-5. Team LOB: 9.
Cabrera, A (1, 3rd base off Rupe/Teagarden).
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