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Indians 5, Rangers 0
Dustin Nippert took the loss as the Rangers missed a chance to keep pressure on the Halos. (AP)
Dustin Nippert, taking Vicente Padilla's spot in the rotation, was on the ropes in the third, where he allowed five runs. Nippert settled in to last six innings and strike out a career-high 10, but the damage was done. Texas never countered against the Indians' Aaron Laffey.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (62-49)
Lost 1
Cleveland 5, Texas 0   CLE
Cleveland (49-63)
Won 2
August 11, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 7 1
Cleveland
0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 X   5 6 0
Standings thru 8/11/09  |  Recap: TEX | CLE  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Indians stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Vizquel, 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 .294
Young, M, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .320
Byrd, CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .282
Jones, An, DH 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 .221
Hamilton, RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 3 .239
Blalock, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .246
Murphy, Dv, LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .272
Saltalamacchia, C 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .238
Andrus, SS 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .261
Totals 33 0 7 0 3 6 14  

BATTING
3B: Blalock (3, Laffey).
TB: Andrus; Hamilton 2; Blalock 3; Vizquel 2; Murphy, Dv.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Vizquel; Andrus.
GIDP: Hamilton.
Team RISP: 0-for-4.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Andrus (15, throw).

 
Cleveland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Sizemore, G, CF 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 .232
Cabrera, A, SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 .311
Choo, RF 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 .298
Peralta, Jh, 3B 2 1 0 1 1 1 1 .273
Hafner, DH 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 .273
Valbuena, 2B 3 0 1 2 1 0 1 .239
Shoppach, C 4 0 1 0 0 3 3 .218
Crowe, LF 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 .222
Marte, A, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .222
Totals 29 5 6 5 2 11 11  

BATTING
2B: Valbuena (17, Nippert).
TB: Cabrera, A; Hafner; Shoppach; Valbuena 2; Choo; Sizemore, G.
RBI: Peralta, Jh (60), Hafner (30), Valbuena 2 (17), Crowe (10).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Peralta, Jh; Marte, A 2; Shoppach.
SF: Crowe.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Choo (17, 2nd base off Nippert/Saltalamacchia).

FIELDING
DP: (Valbuena-Cabrera, A-Marte, A).

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Nippert (L, 3-1) 6.0 6 5 5 2 10 0 3.62
Mathis 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.79
 
Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Laffey (W, 6-3) 6.2 6 0 0 3 2 0 3.25
Smith, J 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.46
Sipp 1.1 0 0 0 0 3 0 4.22

HBP: Choo (by Nippert), Peralta, Jh (by Nippert).
Pitches-strikes: Nippert 104-70, Mathis 28-16, Laffey 104-69, Smith, J 17-15, Sipp 23-15.
Groundouts-flyouts: Nippert 4-1, Mathis 2-2, Laffey 7-3, Smith, J 2-0, Sipp 1-0.
Batters faced: Nippert 28, Mathis 6, Laffey 28, Smith, J 4, Sipp 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Smith, J 1-0, Sipp 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Mark Wegner. 1B: Rob Drake. 2B: Jeff Kellogg. 3B: Tony Randazzo.
Weather: 74 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, L to R.
T: 2:37.
Att: 21,870.
Venue: Progressive Field.
August 11, 2009
August 11, 2009

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