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Rangers 11, Indians 9
Texas won despite the struggles of Tommy Hunter, who allowed five runs over 5 1/3 innings. (AP)
Big homers -- four of them -- early and late carried Texas in Game 1 of a twin bill. Julio Borbon and David Murphy homered early as Texas built a five-run lead, and after Tommy Hunter and Neftali Feliz gave it back, Marlon Byrd and Borbon went deep to help fend off the Tribe. Byrd finished with four hits and three RBIs.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (77-60)
Won 1
Texas 11, Cleveland 9   CLE
Cleveland (60-77)
Lost 1
September 8, 2009
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Texas
0 1 1 2 1 0 3 0 3   11 13 1
Cleveland
0 0 0 1 2 2 1 1 2   9 16 0
Standings thru 9/8/09  |  Recap: TEX | CLE  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Indians stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Borbon, LF 4 3 2 2 1 0 0 .329
Andrus, SS 4 1 1 1 1 1 0 .274
Kinsler, 2B 4 2 2 0 1 1 1 .255
Byrd, CF 4 2 4 3 1 0 0 .283
Cruz, N, RF 4 1 1 0 1 3 3 .273
Murphy, Dv, DH 4 2 1 2 1 1 4 .266
Rodriguez, I, C 5 0 2 3 0 0 0 .253
Davis, C, 1B 5 0 0 0 0 1 3 .208
Vizquel, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .284
Totals 38 11 13 11 6 8 11  

BATTING
2B: Kinsler (25, Carrasco), Rodriguez, I 2 (22, Carrasco, Todd), Andrus (13, Carrasco), Cruz, N (19, Todd).
HR: Murphy, Dv (14, 2nd inning off Carrasco, 0 on, 2 out), Borbon 2 (3, 3rd inning off Carrasco, 0 on, 2 out; 9th inning off Todd, 0 on, 0 out), Byrd (16, 7th inning off Perez, C, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Andrus 2; Kinsler 3; Cruz, N 2; Borbon 8; Rodriguez, I 4; Byrd 7; Murphy, Dv 4.
RBI: Murphy, Dv 2 (42), Borbon 2 (10), Rodriguez, I 3 (42), Andrus (30), Byrd 3 (72).
2-out RBI: Murphy, Dv; Borbon; Rodriguez, I 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Davis, C 3; Murphy, Dv 2.
Team RISP: 4-for-10.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Borbon (13, 2nd base off Carrasco/Marson), Andrus 2 (26, 2nd base off Perez, C/Marson, 3rd base off Perez, C/Marson).
CS: Kinsler (5, 2nd base by Carrasco/Marson), Byrd (4, 2nd base by Carrasco/Marson).
PO: Kinsler (1st base by Carrasco), Byrd (1st base by Carrasco).

FIELDING
E: Andrus (18, throw).

 
Cleveland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Brantley, CF 5 1 2 2 0 0 3 .393
Cabrera, A, SS 5 0 2 2 0 0 3 .313
Choo, RF 5 0 2 1 0 2 1 .301
Peralta, Jh, 3B 5 1 1 0 0 1 4 .274
Hafner, DH 4 2 3 1 1 0 0 .278
Valbuena, 2B 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 .241
LaPorta, LF 5 2 2 2 0 1 2 .255
Marte, A, 1B 5 1 2 0 0 0 2 .245
Marson, C 4 1 1 0 1 1 1 .238
Totals 42 9 16 9 2 5 18  

BATTING
2B: Peralta, Jh (32, Hunter, T), Marson (2, Hunter, T), Cabrera, A (36, Hunter, T), LaPorta (9, Hunter, T), Brantley (1, Feliz).
HR: Hafner (15, 7th inning off Feliz, 0 on, 2 out), LaPorta (4, 9th inning off Francisco, F, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Peralta, Jh 2; Marte, A 2; Marson 2; Valbuena; Choo 2; Cabrera, A 3; Brantley 3; Hafner 6; LaPorta 6.
RBI: Valbuena (25), Cabrera, A 2 (59), Brantley 2 (4), Hafner (41), Choo (75), LaPorta 2 (12).
2-out RBI: Brantley 2; Hafner; Choo.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Peralta, Jh 3; Cabrera, A 2.
SF: Valbuena.
Team RISP: 5-for-12.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Choo (19, 2nd base off Hunter, T/Rodriguez, I).

FIELDING
Pickoffs: Carrasco 2 (Kinsler at 1st base, Byrd at 1st base).

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hunter, T 5.1 8 5 5 1 2 0 3.47
Feliz (BS, 1)(W, 1-0) 1.2 3 1 1 1 1 1 0.76
Wilson, C (H, 15) 1.0 3 1 1 0 2 0 3.29
Francisco, F 1.0 2 2 2 0 0 1 3.67
 
Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Carrasco 5.0 8 5 5 3 4 2 12.38
Lewis (L, 2-4) 1.1 0 1 1 1 1 0 4.94
Perez, C 0.2 1 2 2 1 2 1 3.61
Todd 1.2 4 3 3 1 1 1 10.54
Gosling 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.23

WP: Perez, C.
IBB: Byrd (by Carrasco), Murphy, Dv (by Todd).
Pitches-strikes: Hunter, T 69-49, Feliz 29-20, Wilson, C 21-12, Francisco, F 17-14, Carrasco 91-54, Lewis 14-10, Perez, C 21-12, Todd 36-21, Gosling 1-1.
Groundouts-flyouts: Hunter, T 5-6, Feliz 1-1, Wilson, C 1-0, Francisco, F 2-0, Carrasco 7-0, Lewis 2-0, Perez, C 0-0, Todd 3-0, Gosling 0-0.
Batters faced: Hunter, T 25, Feliz 9, Wilson, C 6, Francisco, F 5, Carrasco 24, Lewis 5, Perez, C 4, Todd 10, Gosling 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Feliz 2-2, Perez, C 1-1, Gosling 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Randy Marsh. 1B: Adrian Johnson. 2B: Marvin Hudson. 3B: Angel Hernandez.
Weather: 70 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:01.
Venue: Progressive Field.
September 8, 2009
September 8, 2009

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