Final
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Indians down Rangers

May 16, 2015 - 6:36 AM Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Nick Swisher finished 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and three RBI as the Cleveland Indians rallied from an early deficit to down the Texas Rangers 8-3 on Friday.

Michael Brantley contributed three hits, drove in two and scored twice for the Indians, while Brett Hayes homered and Lonnie Chisenhall also knocked in a run.

Ryan Webb (1-0) tossed two scoreless innings in relief and fanned two after starter Bruce Chen only lasted 2 1/3 frames, during which he allowed three runs on seven hits.

Prince Fielder clubbed a two-run homer for the Rangers and Adrian Beltre added a solo shot, the 400th homer of his career. Delino DeShields and Kyle Blanks each posted two hits in the setback.

"It was nice from the fans to acknowledge it," Beltre said of his milestone marker. "It would've felt a lot better if we had won the game."

Wandy Rodriguez (1-2) was responsible for five runs on eight hits over 4 2/3 innings in defeat.

Zach Walters singled home Swisher in the fourth to tie the game at 3-3 before Cleveland scored five runs over the next two innings to take control for good.

Jason Kipnis singled and Brantley walked to put two on with one out in the fifth and both moved up on a groundout before scoring on Swisher's single to right for a 5-3 edge.

"It's a very contagious lineup," said Kipnis. "When a couple of guys start getting hits, guys can take some pressure of themselves."

Hayes led off the sixth with a solo homer, Jose Ramirez was plunked and Kipnis singled. Carlos Santana fanned and Sam Freeman came on, only to serve up an RBI double to Brantley and a sacrifice fly to Chisenhall for an 8-3 score.

Scott Atchison, Bryan Shaw and Cody Allen combined to hold the hosts scoreless from there.

Swisher and Brantley posted RBI doubles to give the Tribe a 2-0 lead in their first at-bat, before the Rangers struck back with three in the home half.

Elvis Andrus singled with one out, then Fielder hit his homer to right-center and Beltre followed by clearing the wall in center for a 3-2 game.

Game Notes

Beltre's homer was his 122nd with the Rangers ... Kipnis was 4-for-5 and scored three times ... Cleveland was 4-for-13 with runners in scoring position and stranded seven, while Texas came up empty in six chances with RISP and left 10 on base.








  • CLEVELAND: 8
    TEXAS: 3
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  • Chisenhall hit a sacrifice fly to left fielder Blanks, Kipnis scored.

    Indians 8, Rangers 3  Top 6, 2 OutsMay 15 10:23 PM


  • Lonnie Chisenhall out on a sacrifice fly to left field to Kyle Blanks. Jason Kipnis scores.

    Indians 8, Rangers 3  Top 6, 1 OutMay 15 10:22 PM


  • Brantley doubled to right, Jo.Ramirez scored, Kipnis to third.

    Indians 7, Rangers 3  Top 6, 1 OutMay 15 10:22 PM


  • Michael Brantley doubles to right center field. Jason Kipnis to third. Jose Ramirez scores.

    Indians 7, Rangers 3  Top 6, 1 OutMay 15 10:21 PM


  • Hayes homered to left on a 0-0 count.

    Indians 6, Rangers 3  Top 6, 0 OutsMay 15 10:10 PM


  • Brett Hayes homers to center field.

    Indians 6, Rangers 3  Top 6, 0 OutsMay 15 10:10 PM


  • Swisher singled to right, Kipnis scored, Brantley scored.

    Indians 5, Rangers 3  Top 5, 2 OutsMay 15 9:43 PM
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    Indians 5, Rangers 3  Top 5, 2 OutsMay 15 9:43 PM


  • Nick Swisher singles to shallow center field. Michael Brantley scores. Jason Kipnis scores.

    Indians 5, Rangers 3  Top 5, 2 OutsMay 15 9:43 PM


  • Walters singled to left, Swisher scored.

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    Indians 3, Rangers 3  Top 4, 1 OutMay 15 9:19 PM


  • Zach Walters singles to left field. Nick Swisher scores.

    Indians 3, Rangers 3  Top 4, 1 OutMay 15 9:19 PM


  • Beltre homered to center on a 3-0 count.

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  • Adrian Beltre homers to center field.

    Indians 2, Rangers 3  Bot 1, 1 OutMay 15 8:29 PM


  • Fielder homered to right on a 0-0 count, Andrus scored.

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    Indians 2, Rangers 2  Bot 1, 1 OutMay 15 8:28 PM


  • Prince Fielder homers to right field. Elvis Andrus scores.

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  • Swisher doubled to center, Brantley scored.

    Indians 2, Rangers 0  Top 1, 2 OutsMay 15 8:21 PM


  • Nick Swisher doubles to deep right center field. Michael Brantley scores.

    Indians 2, Rangers 0  Top 1, 2 OutsMay 15 8:20 PM


  • Brantley doubled to right, Kipnis scored.

    Indians 1, Rangers 0  Top 1, 1 OutMay 15 8:15 PM


  • Michael Brantley doubles to right field, advances to 3rd. Jason Kipnis scores.

    Indians 1, Rangers 0  Top 1, 1 OutMay 15 8:15 PM


  • Jason Kipnis singles to right center field.

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  • CLEVELAND: 0
    TEXAS: 0
    Top 1, 0 Outs

    May 15 8:08 PM
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