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Rangers 11, Indians 9
Michael Brantley had two hits, including this two-run double in the sixth. (Mark Duncan/AP)
The home crowd's first look at pitching prospect Carlos Carrasco had plenty of bumps -- the rookie allowed five runs -- but the Tribe offense came up clutch several times in a losing cause. Asdrubal Cabrera and Michael Brantley had big two-run doubles to erase the early hole; Travis Hafner and Matt LaPorta homered.
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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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