clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Official Recap: Rangers 4, Indians 3

Arlington, TX (Sports Network) – Julio Borbon went 2-for-3 and singled in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning, as the Rangers nipped the Indians, 4-3, to take the rubber match of their three-game series.

Michael Young blasted a two-run homer and Josh Hamilton drove in a run for Texas, which had lost four of five before taking the final two in this set.

Colby Lewis (8-5) struck out eight in six innings, allowing three runs — two earned — on six hits and a pair of walks to earn the win.

Jayson Nix hit a solo homer for Cleveland, which has dropped three of four overall. Mitch Talbot (8-8) was saddled with the loss after yielding four runs on seven hits and three walks over 5 2/3 frames.

After Cleveland squandered Shelley Duncan's leadoff double in the sixth, Texas broke a 3-3 tie with a two-out rally in its at-bat.

Matt Treanor started things with a double, and, following Andres Blanco's walk, scored on Borbon's base hit to center.

Alexi Ogando and Frank Francisco each turned in a perfect inning of relief for Texas prior to an entertaining ninth. Neftali Feliz struck out Trevor Crowe to start the frame, though Andy Marte nearly tied it with a home run down the left-field line. However, the ball went inches foul, and Marte flied out.

Jason Donald worked a walk to put the tying run on, but Feliz induced a game- ending flyout to left off the bat of Michael Brantley to record his 23rd save of the year.

Elvis Andrus doubled leading off the home first and scored on Hamilton's single to right.

Nix tied the game with a leadoff blast in the fourth, then Carlos Santana doubled and scored on Jhonny Peralta's one-out single later in the frame.

Blanco's error allowed Brantley to score in the away fifth, but Young's two- run, opposite-field blast tied it in the bottom half.

Game Notes

Tyler Morris, the fan who fell from the upper deck trying to catch a ball during Tuesday's game, remains in the hospital with a fractured skull and broken ankle...Hamilton's single in the first extended his home hitting streak to 27 games...Cleveland went 2-for-11 with runners in scoring position...Indians manager Manny Acta was ejected by first-base umpire Tim Timmons for arguing a swinging strike call on Donald in the ninth inning.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.