Texas won despite the struggles of Tommy Hunter, who allowed five runs over 5 1/3 innings. (AP)
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
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.
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
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).