Final
  for this game

Tejeda searches for rare win as Rangers host Indians

Jul 22, 2007 - 1:11 PM Cleveland (57-40) at Texas (42-55) 8:35 pm EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (Ticker) - The Texas Rangers broke through on Saturday after a pair of disappointing losses. On Sunday, they look for a split of their four-game series against the visiting Cleveland Indians.

The Rangers posted 8-5 victory on Saturday after being stymied the two previous nights, leaving the bases loaded in the ninth inning of both contests.

Robinson Tejeda (5-8, 6.68 ERA) will get the ball for Texas. The 25-year-old righthander has struggled lately, going 1-5 with an 8.87 ERA in his last 10 starts. Over that stretch, Tejeda is allowing opponents a .335 batting average and 1.027 OPS.

A lack of control has him ranked in the top 10 in the American League in home runs allowed, base on balls allowed, earned runs allowed, hit batsmen and wild pitches. He never has made an appearance against the Indians.

On the opposite end of the control spectrum is Cleveland starter Paul Byrd (7-4, 4.50). The veteran righthander has walked just eight batters in 108 innings pitched this season.

Byrd issued a season-high two base on balls last Tuesday in a no decision against the Chicago White Sox. He earned a win on April 26 against the Rangers, yielding three runs and eight hits in six innings.

Texas may be without slugger Sammy Sosa, who left Saturday's game in the third inning when he was hit in the head by a pitch from Cleveland starter Cliff Lee.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CLEVELAND 0 0 0 2 3 1 0 2 0 8 10 0
    TEXAS 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 7 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: CLE - PAUL BYRD, RAFAEL PEREZ (6TH), RAFAEL BETANCOURT (7TH), JENSEN
    LEWIS (9TH) AND KELLY SHOPPACH
    TEX - ROBINSON TEJEDA, WILLIE EYRE (6TH), C.J. WILSON
    (8TH), SC

    Jul 23 12:07 AM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY VICTOR MARTINEZ SCORED JOSH BARFIELD.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, C BLAKE ON FIRST, G SIZEMORE ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 8
    TEXAS 3 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: T HAFNER (.264, 0-FOR-3, BB)

    Indians vs. RangersJul 22 11:43 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CASEY BLAKE SCORED KELLY SHOPPACH.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C BLAKE ON FIRST, G SIZEMORE ON SECOND, J
    BARFIELD ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 7
    TEXAS 3 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: V MARTINEZ (.323, 1-FOR-3, BB, RBI)

    Indians vs. RangersJul 22 11:33 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BRAD WILKERSON SCORED ADAM MELHUSE.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, B WILKERSON ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 6
    TEXAS 3 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: R VAZQUEZ (.256, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Indians vs. RangersJul 22 10:57 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY ADAM MELHUSE SCORED FRANK CATALANOTTO.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, A MELHUSE ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 6
    TEXAS 2 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: B WILKERSON (.221, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Indians vs. RangersJul 22 10:57 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY FRANK CATALANOTTO SCORED MARLON BYRD.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, F CATALANOTTO ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 6
    TEXAS 1 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: A MELHUSE (.266, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Indians vs. RangersJul 22 10:48 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    WILD PITCH BY WILLIE EYRE ALLOWED JOSH BARFIELD TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 6
    TEXAS 0 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: V MARTINEZ (.324, 1-FOR-2, BB, RBI)

    Indians vs. RangersJul 22 10:36 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JASON MICHAELS SCORED VICTOR MARTINEZ AND JHONNY
    PERALTA.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, J MICHAELS ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 5
    TEXAS 0 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: K SHOPPACH (.315, 0-FOR-2)

    Indians vs. RangersJul 22 10:10 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY VICTOR MARTINEZ SCORED CASEY BLAKE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, V MARTINEZ ON FIRST, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 3
    TEXAS 0 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: T HAFNER (.266, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Indians vs. RangersJul 22 10:00 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JOSH BARFIELD SCORED TROT NIXON AND JASON
    MICHAELS.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J BARFIELD ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 2
    TEXAS 0 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: G SIZEMORE (.274, 0-FOR-2)

    Indians vs. RangersJul 22 9:40 PM