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Chisenhall's 3 HR, 9 RBI leads Indians' rout of Rangers

Jun 10, 2014 - 6:17 AM Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Lonnie Chisenhall had himself a night to remember.

The Indians third baseman homered three times and matched a franchise record by driving in nine runs in Cleveland's 17-7 drubbing of the Texas Rangers on Monday.

Chisenhall finished 5-for-5 and drove in runs in each of his at-bats, which included a pair of two-run homers and a three-run shot. He became the first major leaguer since Boston's Fred Lynn in 1975 to compile at least five hits, three homers and nine RBI in a game and matched Chris James' franchise record for runs batted in, set on May 4, 1991.

"It was fun to get the win and win the series. The personal success comes second," said Chisenhall. "It's a great night. I probably won't know the magnitude of it until later on."

George Kottaras and Michael Brantley also homered for Cleveland, with Brantley reaching base in all five plate appearances and scoring a career-high five runs. Jason Kipnis and Asdrubal Cabrera each had three hits and three runs scored. Kipnis drove in four as well.

The Indians have won nine of their last 10 games.

Cleveland jumped all over Texas starter Nick Martinez (1-3), plating three runs in the top of the first inning before putting up a five-spot in the second.

Kipnis and Carlos Santana drove in runs with groundouts around a Chisenhall RBI single to give the Tribe an early 3-0 lead.

In the second, Kottaras crushed a solo shot to the second deck in right field for his third homer in just his fifth at-bat of the season. Then with two outs, Cabrera started a rally with his double to left that was followed by a Brantley walk. Kipnis drove both runners home with a long single down the right-field line, and Chisenhall made it 8-1 with his two-run homer that narrowly cleared the wall in right.

Scott Baker relieved Martinez after two innings but didn't fare much better, allowing a run to score on Kottaras' sacrifice fly in the third and serving up two homers in the fourth. Brantley sent a solo blast to right and Chisenhall connected on a two-run shot out to right-center.

All the while Texas was scoring runs off Indians starter T.J. House, albeit at a slower rate. Adrian Beltre's grounder to shortstop plated Dan Robertson in the bottom of the first inning. After failing to put any runs across in the second, the Rangers scored three more in the third and two in the fourth.

Luis Sardinas raced home on a wild pitch in the third and Elvis Andrus, who doubled to move Sardinas to third, scored on a Shin-Soo Choo grounder to first. With the bases vacant, Beltre reached on an infield single and scored when Alex Rios tripled to center to trim Cleveland's lead to 9-4.

After Chisenhall's second homer made it 12-4, Michael Choice opened the home fourth with a solo blast. Robertson chased House from the game three batters later with an RBI double to left which cut the deficit in half.

But this game was all about Chisenhall. He kept the onslaught going in the bottom of the sixth inning, plating Brantley with a two-bagger to the wall in left-center.

"He hit three home runs tonight, a double and a single," said Rangers manager Ron Washington. "I think it was two of three years ago both (Chisenhall) and Kipnis came up and he disappeared for a few years. I guess he figured it out, at least against us.

Cabrera, Brantley and Kipnis all singled off a gassed Baker to start the eighth, and Chisenhall put a feather in his cap with a three-run homer down the right-field line, ending Baker's night and putting Cleveland up 17-6. The Texas reliever went five-plus innings and was charged with nine runs on 11 hits.

Texas catcher Robinson Chirinos' solo homer in the bottom of the eighth was the final run.

Scott Atchison (3-0) tossed 1 2/3 innings out of the bullpen for Cleveland to get the win.

Game Notes

Chisenhall has hit safely in 19 of 21 games and has 22 RBI over his last 10 ... Only three players (Lynn, Gil Hodges and Walker Cooper) had recorded at least five hits, three homers and nine RBI in a game since 1914 ... Brantley's 10th HR of the season matches a career high ... Cleveland has won three straight road games for the first time this season ... The Indians also are two games above .500 for the first time all season ... Cleveland had 18 hits ... Texas announced Sunday that first baseman Mitch Moreland is expected to miss three months because of ankle surgery. Moreland replaced Prince Fielder, who is out for the season following neck surgery late last month, as the team's regular first baseman ... Choo finished 0-for-12 during Texas' three- game losing skid.








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  • Robinson Chirinos one-out, solo Home Run (4) to left. Luis Sardinas due up.

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  • Lonnie Chisenhall none-out, three-run Home Run 3 (7) to right scored Michael Brantley and Jason Kipnis. Carlos Santana due up.

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  • Jason Kipnis singled to right scored Asdrubal Cabrera. On the play, Michael Brantley advances to third. Runners on first and third with none out and Lonnie Chisenhall due up.

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  • Lonnie Chisenhall doubled to center scored Michael Brantley. Runner on second with two outs and Carlos Santana due up.

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  • Dan Robertson doubled to left scored Luis Sardinas. Runner on second with one out and Elvis Andrus due up.

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  • Michael Choice lead-off Home Run (6) to left. Robinson Chirinos due up.

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  • Lonnie Chisenhall one-out, two-run Home Run 2 (6) to right center scored Jason Kipnis. Carlos Santana due up.

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  • Michael Brantley one-out, solo Home Run (10) to right center. Jason Kipnis due up.

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  • Alex Rios tripled to center scored Adrian Beltre. Runner on third with two outs and Donnie Murphy due up.

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  • Shin-Soo Choo grounded out first to pitcher scored Elvis Andrus. None on with two outs and Adrian Beltre due up.

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  • T.J. House wild pitch scored Luis Sardinas. On the play, Elvis Andrus advances to third. Runner on third with one out and Shin-Soo Choo at the plate.

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  • George Kottaras sacrifice fly out to center scored David Murphy. None on with two outs and Michael Bourn due up.

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  • Lonnie Chisenhall two-out, two-run Home Run (5) to right scored Jason Kipnis. Carlos Santana due up.

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  • Jason Kipnis singled to right scored Asdrubal Cabrera and Michael Brantley. Runner on first with two outs and Lonnie Chisenhall due up.

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  • George Kottaras one-out, solo Home Run (3) to right. Michael Bourn due up.

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  • Adrian Beltre grounded out short to first scored Dan Robertson. On the play, Elvis Andrus advances to third. Runner on third with two outs and Alex Rios due up.

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  • Carlos Santana grounded into a fielder's choice, first to short scored Michael Brantley. Lonnie Chisenhall out at second. Runner on first with two outs and David Murphy due up.

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  • Lonnie Chisenhall singled to right scored Asdrubal Cabrera. On the play, Michael Brantley advances to third. Runners on first and third with one out and Carlos Santana due up.

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  • Jason Kipnis grounded out to first scored Michael Bourn. On the play, Michael Brantley advances to second and Asdrubal Cabrera advances to third. Runners on second and third and with one out and Lonnie Chisenhall due up.

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