Ogando remains unbeaten as starter as Rangers rout IndiansJun 4, 2011 - 3:47 AM Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Alexi Ogando threw eight innings and remained unbeaten in his career while setting a Rangers record in Texas' 11-2 rout of the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field.
Ogando (6-0) gave up only one run on four hits, striking out six and walking one. He hasn't taken a loss in his first 11 starts, breaking the club record to start a career, previously held by Gerald Alexander (1990-91).
Elvis Andrus went 4-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored. Josh Hamilton had a 3-for-4 night with a three-run homer, and Nelson Cruz added two hits, including his 11th home run of the season to push the Rangers' winning streak to three games.
"They can get you runs with one swing of the bat," Rangers manager Ron Washington said of Hamilton and Cruz. "They can hit gaps. I just think their being in our lineup makes everyone around them better. They help us wear pitchers out."
Adrian Beltre chipped in with three hits for Texas, winners in six of its last seven.
Asdrubal Cabrera contributed three hits, including his 11th home run of the season, in a losing cause.
Indians starter Justin Masterson (5-4) tossed 6 1/3 innings, giving up four runs on 10 hits to absorb the loss and send the Indians to their second consecutive defeat.
"I'm very thankful that we still haven't gone through one of those long stretches like everybody else has done," Indians manager Manny Acta said. "Knock on wood, we want to keep it that way."
Texas broke the game open with five runs in the seventh. Ian Kinsler drew a one-out walk and Andrus singled to give Texas runners on the corners. Hamilton followed and belted an 0-2 offering from Tony Sipp over the wall in right field to give the Rangers a 5-1 lead. Beltre was given a gift two-out double after his fly ball was lost in the lights by Shin-Soo Choo and Michael Brantley. Cruz followed by clobbering a ball deep into the seats in right- center to give Texas a 7-1 lead.
Texas added three more in the eighth on a bases-clearing double by Andrus, and they capped their offensive onslaught with a run in the ninth on a single up the middle by Chavez.
Cabrera homered in the home ninth.
Texas opened the scoring in the second inning on Chavez's double down the right field line. Napoli was thrown out at home to end the inning.
The Rangers expanded their lead to 2-0 in the third inning when Andrus scored on a fielder's choice groundout by Michael Young.
Brantley scored on a Choo double-play grounder in the sixth.
The Indians have lost nine of their last 10 games against Texas at Progressive Field...Prior to Friday's game, the Rangers optioned Julio Borbon to Triple-A Round Rock...Regular Indians third baseman Jack Hannahan was scratched from Friday's game with quad soreness...The Rangers are 13-5 when Napoli starts at catcher...Texas first baseman Mitch Moreland has hit safely in eight of his last nine games.
- TEXAS: 11
Jun 3 9:52 PM
- Asdrubal Cabrera lead-off Home Run (11) to right. Shin-Soo Choo due up.
Rangers 11, Indians 2 Bot 9, 0 OutsJun 3 9:46 PM
- Endy Chavez singled to center scoring Mitch Moreland. Runner on first with two outs and Ian Kinsler due up.
Rangers 11, Indians 1 Top 9, 2 OutsJun 3 9:40 PM
- Craig Gentry is pinch-hitting for Josh Hamilton.
Rangers 10, Indians 1 Top 8, 0 OutsJun 3 9:22 PM
- Nelson Cruz two-out, two-run Home Run (11) to right center scored Adrian Beltre. Mitch Moreland due up.
Rangers 7, Indians 1 Top 7, 2 OutsJun 3 9:00 PM
- Josh Hamilton one-out, three-run Home Run (2) to right scored Ian Kinsler and Elvis Andrus. Michael Young due up.
Rangers 5, Indians 1 Top 7, 1 OutJun 3 8:56 PM
- Shin-Soo Choo grounded into a double play, second to first scoring Michael Brantley. Asdrubal Cabrera out at second. None on with two outs and Carlos Santana due up.
Rangers 2, Indians 1 Bot 6, 2 OutsJun 3 8:41 PM
- Michael Young grounded into a fielder's choice, second to short scoring Elvis Andrus. Josh Hamilton out at second. Runner on first with two outs and Adrian Beltre due up.
Rangers 2, Indians 0 Top 3, 2 OutsJun 3 7:44 PM
- Carlos Santana struck out swinging. None on with one out and Grady Sizemore due up.
Rangers 1, Indians 0 Bot 2, 1 OutJun 3 7:31 PM
- TEXAS: 0
Top 1, 1 Out
Jun 3 7:07 PM
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