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Rangers 5, Indians 0
Tommy Hunter earned his fifth win in the longest outing of his career. (AP)
Tommy Hunter continued to impress, working 7 2/3 scoreless innings to lower his ERA to 2.26 -- the best ERA of any AL rookie with at least nine starts. Josh Hamilton's two-run double provided plenty of support, but Omar Vizquel squeezed home one of three runs in the eighth.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (63-49)
Won 1
Texas 5, Cleveland 0   CLE
Cleveland (49-64)
Lost 1
August 12, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0   5 9 1
Cleveland
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 6 0
Standings thru 8/12/09  |  Recap: TEX | CLE  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Indians stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Borbon, LF 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 .231
Young, M, 3B 5 0 0 0 0 1 4 .317
Murphy, Dv, DH 4 0 2 0 1 1 1 .275
Byrd, CF 5 1 1 0 0 2 5 .281
Hamilton, RF 4 1 3 2 0 0 0 .248
Blalock, 1B 4 1 1 1 0 1 3 .247
Saltalamacchia, C 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 .237
Vizquel, 2B 3 0 0 1 0 0 2 .287
Andrus, SS 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 .263
Totals 32 5 9 5 4 7 17  

BATTING
2B: Hamilton 2 (11, Hernandez, R, Hernandez, R), Borbon (1, Hernandez, R).
TB: Andrus; Hamilton 5; Borbon 2; Blalock; Byrd; Murphy, Dv 2.
RBI: Hamilton 2 (35), Blalock (56), Vizquel (12), Andrus (20).
2-out RBI: Hamilton 2; Andrus.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Vizquel; Blalock 2; Murphy, Dv.
SAC: Borbon; Saltalamacchia; Vizquel.
GIDP: Young, M.
Team RISP: 3-for-11.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Hamilton (1, fielding).
DP: 2 (Vizquel-Andrus-Blalock, Andrus-Vizquel-Blalock).

 
Cleveland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Sizemore, G, CF 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 .238
Cabrera, A, SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .310
Choo, RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .295
Peralta, Jh, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .271
Hafner, DH 4 0 2 0 0 2 0 .278
Valbuena, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .236
Crowe, LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .216
Toregas, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .214
Marte, A, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .200
Totals 32 0 6 0 0 8 9  

BATTING
2B: Hafner (12, Hunter, T).
TB: Cabrera, A; Hafner 3; Sizemore, G 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Peralta, Jh; Valbuena; Cabrera, A.
GIDP: Choo, Marte, A.
Team RISP: 0-for-4.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
DP: (Peralta, Jh-Valbuena-Marte, A).

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hunter, T (W, 5-2) 7.2 6 0 0 0 5 0 2.26
Wilson, C 1.1 0 0 0 0 3 0 3.20
 
Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hernandez, R (L, 2-7) 6.0 5 2 2 3 3 0 6.37
Todd 1.0 1 1 1 1 1 0 7.20
Perez, R 0.1 2 2 2 0 0 0 9.33
Lewis 1.2 1 0 0 0 3 0 4.87

Todd pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

WP: Hunter, T.
HBP: Andrus (by Hernandez, R).
Pitches-strikes: Hunter, T 98-66, Wilson, C 21-13, Hernandez, R 101-57, Todd 18-11, Perez, R 5-4, Lewis 23-17.
Groundouts-flyouts: Hunter, T 10-2, Wilson, C 0-1, Hernandez, R 10-3, Todd 1-0, Perez, R 1-0, Lewis 1-1.
Batters faced: Hunter, T 28, Wilson, C 4, Hernandez, R 26, Todd 5, Perez, R 3, Lewis 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Wilson, C 1-0, Perez, R 1-1, Lewis 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Rob Drake. 1B: Jeff Kellogg. 2B: Tony Randazzo. 3B: Mark Wegner.
Weather: 70 degrees, clear.
Wind: 5 mph, L to R.
T: 2:36.
Att: 18,794.
Venue: Progressive Field.
August 12, 2009
August 12, 2009

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