Santana, Indians top Rangers, snap 6-game skidSep 2, 2012 - 4:43 AM
Cleveland starter Jeanmar Gomez (5-7) gave up four hits, including solo home runs by David Murphy and Adrian Beltre, walked two and struck out five in 5 2/3 innings.
"Gomez threw the ball well," Indians manager Manny Acta said of his starter. "He pitched ahead for the most part."
Vinnie Pestano pitched out of a first-and-third jam in the eighth and worked around a one-out single in the ninth to notch his first save of the season.
Scott Feldman (6-11) recovered from a rough first inning to pitch six frames for Texas.
"It was a nightmare first inning there," Feldman said. "They came out swinging and seemed like everything I threw up there they were swinging at and they got some hits."
Murphy led off the third with a drive to right and scored on a Mitch Moreland sacrifice fly in the fifth. A two-out shot by Beltre trimmed Texas' deficit to 4-3 in the sixth.
Earlier, the Indians wasted little time jumping on Feldman. Shin-Soo Choo worked a leadoff walk and Jason Kipnis doubled before Santana stroked a base hit to left field.
Michael Brantley and Russ Canzler also singled, loading the bases before an out had been recorded. Casey Kotchman and Jack Hannahan both plated a run with groundouts.
Gomez started in place of Roberto Hernandez, who sprained his ankle in his last outing ... Feldman absorbed his fifth straight loss ... Beltre collected three hits.
- TEXAS: 3
Sep 1 9:46 PM
- Nelson Cruz singled to right. Runner on first with two outs and Michael Young due up.
Rangers 3, Indians 4 Top 6, 2 OutsSep 1 8:44 PM
- Mitch Moreland sacrifice fly out to right scored David Murphy with two out. None on and Ian Kinsler due up.
Rangers 2, Indians 4 Top 5, 2 OutsSep 1 8:25 PM
- David Murphy lead-off Home Run (12) to right. Geovany Soto due up.
Rangers 1, Indians 4 Top 3, 0 OutsSep 1 7:47 PM
- Adrian Beltre struck out looking. None on with one out and Nelson Cruz due up.
Rangers 0, Indians 4 Top 2, 1 OutSep 1 7:33 PM
- Carlos Santana singled to left scored Shin-Soo Choo and Jason Kipnis with none out. Runner on first and Michael Brantley due up.
Rangers 0, Indians 2 Bot 1, 0 OutsSep 1 7:20 PM
- TEXAS: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
Sep 1 7:06 PM
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