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Rangers 10, Indians 5
Brandon McCarthy cruised until the sixth but ran into trouble in the seventh. (Mark Duncan/AP)
Texas, which entered Tuesday 2 1/2 games behind Boston in the AL Wild Card and five behind L.A. in the AL West, had plenty of offense in the nightcap of a twin bill to finish a sweep of the Tribe. Marlon Byrd, who had four hits and a big homer in Game 1, added three hits in Game 2.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (78-60)
Won 2
Texas 10, Cleveland 5   CLE
Cleveland (60-78)
Lost 2
September 8, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 3   10 18 2
Cleveland
0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0   5 7 2
Standings thru 9/8/09  |  Recap: TEX | CLE  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Indians stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 5 1 3 1 0 0 2 .259
Andrus, SS 5 0 1 1 0 0 3 .273
Byrd, CF 5 0 3 0 0 1 2 .286
Jones, An, DH 5 0 1 1 0 0 3 .217
Cruz, N, RF 5 2 2 0 0 1 3 .274
Murphy, Dv, LF 5 2 2 1 0 1 1 .268
Teagarden, C 4 2 2 0 1 1 1 .210
Davis, C, 1B 4 2 3 4 0 0 0 .215
German, E, 3B 5 1 1 2 0 2 3 .150
Totals 43 10 18 10 1 6 18  

BATTING
2B: Andrus (14, Laffey), Cruz, N (20, Laffey), Teagarden (9, Laffey), Kinsler (26, Laffey), Murphy, Dv (19, Ohka).
HR: Davis, C (18, 9th inning off Veras, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Davis, C 6; Kinsler 4; Andrus 2; Jones, An; German, E; Cruz, N 3; Teagarden 3; Byrd 3; Murphy, Dv 3.
RBI: German, E 2 (2), Kinsler (79), Andrus (31), Murphy, Dv (43), Davis, C 4 (48), Jones, An (42).
2-out RBI: Davis, C 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Byrd; German, E; Kinsler.
SF: Davis, C.
GIDP: Cruz, N.
Team RISP: 9-for-18.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Andrus (19, fielding), German, E (2, throw).

 
Cleveland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Brantley, CF 5 0 1 1 0 1 2 .364
Carroll, 3B 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .289
  b-Romero, N, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
Cabrera, A, SS 5 1 1 2 0 1 3 .312
Choo, RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .300
Peralta, Jh, DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .272
Valbuena, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .241
LaPorta, LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .248
  1-Crowe, PR-LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .208
Gimenez, 1B 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 .154
  a-Marte, A, PH-1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .243
Shoppach, C 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 .214
Totals 36 5 7 4 3 8 13  

a-Grounded into a forceout for Gimenez in the 8th. b-Struck out for Carroll in the 9th.
1-Ran for LaPorta in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Shoppach (13, McCarthy).
HR: Shoppach (11, 5th inning off McCarthy, 0 on, 2 out), Cabrera, A (6, 6th inning off McCarthy, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Valbuena; Choo; Cabrera, A 4; Brantley; Carroll; Shoppach 6.
RBI: Shoppach (36), Cabrera, A 2 (61), Brantley (5).
2-out RBI: Shoppach.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cabrera, A; Marte, A.
Team RISP: 1-for-3.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Brantley (2, 2nd base off Grilli/Teagarden).

FIELDING
E: LaPorta (2, throw), Marte, A (2, fielding).
DP: 2 (Cabrera, A-Carroll, Cabrera, A-Valbuena-Gimenez).

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
McCarthy (W, 7-2) 6.1 5 5 5 2 4 2 4.81
Guardado 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.19
Grilli (H, 7) 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.71
Wilson, C (H, 16) 0.2 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.25
O'Day (S, 2) 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.76
 
Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Laffey (L, 7-5) 3.1 12 7 6 1 1 0 3.79
Ohka 4.2 4 0 0 0 3 0 5.52
Veras 1.0 2 3 0 0 2 1 6.20

Guardado pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

WP: Guardado.
Pitches-strikes: McCarthy 105-70, Guardado 2-1, Grilli 12-9, Wilson, C 11-5, O'Day 22-16, Laffey 61-44, Ohka 53-38, Veras 27-17.
Groundouts-flyouts: McCarthy 7-5, Guardado 0-0, Grilli 0-0, Wilson, C 1-0, O'Day 3-0, Laffey 6-1, Ohka 5-3, Veras 1-1.
Batters faced: McCarthy 27, Guardado 1, Grilli 2, Wilson, C 4, O'Day 5, Laffey 22, Ohka 17, Veras 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Guardado 2-2, Grilli 1-0, O'Day 2-0, Ohka 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Lance Barksdale. 1B: Marvin Hudson. 2B: Angel Hernandez. 3B: Adrian Johnson.
Weather: 68 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 3 mph, R to L.
T: 2:58.
Att: 12,976.
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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