Brandon McCarthy cruised until the sixth but ran into trouble in the seventh. (Mark Duncan/AP)
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
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.
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: Kinsler 4; Andrus 2; Byrd 3;
Jones, An; Cruz, N 3; Murphy, Dv 3; Teagarden 3; Davis, C 6; German. RBI: German 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; Kinsler. SF: Davis, C. GIDP: Cruz, N. Team RISP: 9-for-18. Team
FIELDING E: Andrus (19, fielding), German (2, throw).
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