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Surging Indians
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Indians 5, Rangers 0
Aaron Laffey hasn't allowed an earned run in back-to-back starts. (Mark Duncan/AP)
Backed by the a five-run third inning, Aaron Laffey recovered from some early wildness to settle in a groove and hold Texas scoreless over 6 2/3 innings. Luis Valbuena's two-run double was the back-breaker in the big frame, which sent the Tribe to its 10th win in 13 games.
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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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