Texas at Cleveland

W: V. Padilla (3-1) L: J. Davis (1-1)
HR: TEX - G. Matthews (2)   CLE - None

Rangers 8, Indians 4

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports

CLEVELAND -- Jason Davis missed his spot with a few pitches, and the Texas Rangers took advantage.

Michael Young and Phil Nevin each drove in two runs during a six-run seventh inning as the Rangers rallied to beat the Cleveland Indians 8-4 Sunday night.

"We have a lot of guys capable of doing the job," Rangers manager Buck Showalter said after his team batted around and recorded six hits in the decisive rally.

After Young's single tied it, Mark Teixeira doubled home the go-ahead run against Davis (1-1), who came on with two on and none out and failed to protect a 4-2 lead.

"Davis throws hard, but it's all about location," Teixeira said. "He probably missed his spots a couple of times there."

Vicente Padilla (3-1) allowed four runs and six hits in six innings as the Rangers won for the seventh time in 10 games. C.J. Wilson worked a scoreless seventh, Antonio Alfonseca escaped a bases-loaded jam in the eighth and Joaquin Benoit pitched the ninth.

Kevin Mench had two singles, extending his career-high hitting streak to 14 games for Texas. Mench, whose home-run streak was stopped at seven games Saturday, failed to drive in a run for the first time in 10 games. The Rangers' record is 11 in a row by Larry Parrish in 1987.

Gary Matthews Jr. hit a solo homer in the ninth, his second of the season for the Rangers' final run.

Victor Martinez had a career-high three doubles, extending his streak of reaching base safely to 40 games since Sept. 17, but Cleveland lost its second in a row. The Indians still completed April with a winning record (13-12) for the first time since Eric Wedge took over as manager in 2003.

"It's something we take as a positive, but by no means are we satisfied," Wedge said. "We haven't come close to playing our best baseball."

Cleveland starter Jake Westbrook entered the seventh with a 4-1 lead, but gave up three consecutive singles -- the last by Brad Wilkerson driving in a run to make it 4-2.

"I felt strong, but elevated a couple pitches that got hit," Westbrook said. "That's the difference between a good pitcher and a great one -- the ability to fight through the late innings and finish it off."

Davis came on and induced two quick outs before walking Matthews to load the bases.

"He had the guy 0-and-2 and walked him, then it fell apart," Wedge said. "J.D. was close, but he has to be able to get that last out."

Young followed with a two-run single to tie it and Teixeira doubled to right-center, scoring Matthews for a 5-4 lead. Nevin then doubled home two more runs before Scott Sauerbeck came on to record the final out.

"It isn't easy coming into that situation because you want to come in and maybe do more than you can," said Davis, in his first season as a reliever. "I've got to figure out what happened and fix it."

Grady Sizemore tripled and scored on Travis Hafner's two-out single in the first, and Jhonny Peralta's RBI single in the third gave Cleveland a 2-0 lead.

Martinez opened the fourth with a ground-rule double. Padilla eventually loaded the bases by hitting Ben Broussard on the right knee with a pitch and walking Ramon Vazquez, but gave up only one run -- on a fielder's choice grounder by Casey Blake that made it 3-0.

Hank Blalock singled to open the Texas fifth and later scored on a grounder to make it 3-1.

Martinez opened the sixth with a double and scored on Broussard's line single to right to restore Cleveland's three-run lead.


Broussard left in the seventh with a bruise on the right knee. ... Texas 2B Mark DeRosa singled in his first at-bat in the third. He had been on the disabled list since April 15 with a sprained left knee. ... Indians LF Jason Michaels was a late scratch with flu-like symptoms and replaced by Todd Hollandsworth. ... Mench is batting .393 (22-for-56) with seven homers and 22 RBI during his hitting streak. ... Rangers starters are 4-0 over the last 13 games.

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Players of the Game

J. Westbrook
IP 6.0
H 6
ER 4
BB 2
K 7

M. Young
AB 5
R 1
H 1
HR 0

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Texas Rangers
Vicente Padilla (W,3-1) 6644250 4.04
C.J. Wilson (H,1) 1.1200010 8.10
Antonio Alfonseca (H,7) 0.2000110 3.65
Joaquin Benoit 1100010 3.55
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Pitches-Strikes - Vicente Padilla 97-59, C.J. Wilson 24-11, Antonio Alfonseca 14-6, Joaquin Benoit 17-10
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Cleveland Indians
Grady Sizemore, CF4120023 .313
Todd Hollandsworth, LF5000004 .318
Jhonny Peralta, SS5011032 .229
Travis Hafner, DH4021001 .333
Victor Martinez, C4230001 .398
Ben Broussard, 1B2011000 .415
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Ron Belliard, 2B3000101 .253
Ramon Vazquez, 3B2000110 .190
   a- Aaron Boone, PH-3B1000003 .247
Casey Blake, RF3101110 .333
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RBI - Jhonny Peralta (16), Travis Hafner (16), Ben Broussard (20), Casey Blake (18)
2-OUT RBI - Jhonny Peralta (7), Travis Hafner (7)
SB - Casey Blake (1, 2nd base off Padilla/Laird)
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Cleveland Indians
Jake Westbrook 6644270 5.60
Jason Davis (BS,1; L,1-1) 0.2333110 4.73
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Danny Graves 1000100 5.06
Fernando Cabrera 1111021 15.88
Pitches-Strikes - Jake Westbrook 94-58, Jason Davis 19-11, Scott Sauerbeck 4-3, Danny Graves 21-13, Fernando Cabrera 16-10
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Attendance - 22989
Game Time - 3:17
Temperature - 70
Umpires - Home - Jerry Crawford, First Base - Chuck Meriwether, Second Base - Brian O'Nora, Third Base - Phil Cuzzi