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A Rangers rarity
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Rangers 12, Indians 8
Brandon McCarthy allowed three runs over five innings but fanned seven. (LM Otero/AP)
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.
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Series at a glance:
CLE
Cleveland (0-3)
Lost 3
Texas 12, Cleveland 8   TEX
Texas (3-0)
Won 3
April 9, 2009
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Cleveland
0 1 2 0 0 2 1 1 1   8 11 1
Texas
5 4 0 0 2 0 0 1 X   12 13 0
Standings thru 4/9/09  |  Recap: CLE | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Indians stats  |  Rangers stats
Cleveland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Sizemore, G, CF 5 2 2 4 0 3 2 .286
DeRosa, 3B 4 0 0 0 1 2 1 .000
Martinez, V, 1B 4 1 2 1 1 0 2 .385
Hafner, DH 4 1 1 1 1 2 2 .250
Peralta, SS 5 0 2 0 0 1 1 .250
Francisco, B, LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .182
Shoppach, C 4 2 2 1 0 1 3 .286
Crowe, RF 5 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000
Cabrera, A, 2B 2 2 2 1 2 0 0 .222
Totals 37 8 11 8 5 10 15  

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: Cabrera, A 3; Peralta 2; Hafner 4; Martinez, V 5; Shoppach 6; Sizemore, G 8.
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.

BASERUNNING
SB: Cabrera, A (1, 3rd base off Rupe/Teagarden).

FIELDING
E: DeRosa (1, throw).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 5 2 3 3 0 1 1 .500
Young, M, 3B 5 2 2 0 0 3 3 .417
Hamilton, CF 2 1 0 1 1 0 3 .273
Jones, An, DH 5 2 3 1 0 1 1 .600
Cruz, N, RF 2 1 0 1 2 1 2 .364
Byrd, LF 5 1 2 5 0 1 3 .333
Davis, C, 1B 4 1 0 0 0 3 4 .091
Teagarden, C 4 1 1 0 1 1 2 .200
Vizquel, SS 4 1 2 1 1 1 2 .500
Totals 36 12 13 12 5 12 21  

BATTING
2B: Young, M (2, Pavano), Jones, An (1, Wood, K), Byrd (2, Wood, K).
HR: Byrd (1, 1st inning off Pavano, 2 on, 1 out), Kinsler (1, 2nd inning off Pavano, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Kinsler 6; Teagarden; Young, M 3; Jones, An 4; Vizquel 2; Byrd 6.
RBI: Hamilton (2), Jones, An (1), Byrd 5 (5), Kinsler 3 (6), Cruz, N (4), Vizquel (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hamilton; Teagarden; Vizquel.
SF: Hamilton; Cruz, N.
Team RISP: 6-for-15.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
DP: (Young, M-Kinsler-Davis, C).

 
Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Pavano (L, 0-1) 1.0 6 9 9 3 1 2 81.00
Jackson, Z 4.0 4 2 2 0 6 0 4.50
Kobayashi 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00
Lewis 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 9.00
Wood, K 1.0 2 1 1 1 3 0 9.00
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
McCarthy (W, 1-0) 5.0 4 3 3 4 7 2 5.40
Feldman 2.1 5 4 4 0 2 2 15.43
Rupe 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
Guardado 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 1 6.75

Pavano pitched to 4 batters in the 2nd.

Game Scores: Pavano , McCarthy .
WP: Kobayashi.
HBP: Francisco, B (by McCarthy), Shoppach (by Guardado), Hamilton (by Jackson, Z), Davis, C (by Jackson, Z).
Pitches-strikes: Pavano 39-21, Jackson, Z 60-42, Kobayashi 14-8, Lewis 14-10, Wood, K 26-18, McCarthy 105-61, Feldman 48-30, Rupe 13-8, Guardado 16-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Pavano 1-1, Jackson, Z 2-4, Kobayashi 1-3, Lewis 0-1, Wood, K 0-0, McCarthy 3-5, Feldman 4-1, Rupe 1-0, Guardado 1-1.
Batters faced: Pavano 12, Jackson, Z 18, Kobayashi 5, Lewis 4, Wood, K 6, McCarthy 24, Feldman 12, Rupe 3, Guardado 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Jackson, Z 2-2, Rupe 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Phil Cuzzi. 1B: Ed Hickox. 2B: Jerry Crawford. 3B: Tom Hallion.
Weather: 75 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 24 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:11.
Att: 14,672.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
April 9, 2009
April 9, 2009

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