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A night after watching Texas come back twice in an emotional win, the Indians put together a late rally of their own with a four-run ninth inning for a 7-5 victory over the AL West leaders in 106-degree heat.
On Friday night, Texas came back from an early five-run deficit and a two-run hole in the ninth for an 8-7 win in 11 innings.
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"It was very important to win this ballgame because the game yesterday was very tough and you don't want those games to snowball, because those games, at times, if you don't have some resiliency, it takes a couple of days for the team to recuperate," Indians manager Manny Acta said. "These guys have shown that resiliency the whole year."
Texas carried a 4-3 advantage into the ninth before the Indians rallied against closer Neftali Feliz (1-3), who had his sixth blown save in 28 chances.
Brantley's double to right drove in Chisenhall, who slid in safely ahead of second baseman Ian Kinsler's relay throw to the plate.
Kipnis greeted Yoshinori Tateyama with a two-run drive to extend Cleveland's lead to 7-4.
"It was huge," Kipnis said of the comeback. "At some point, the offense has to take pride in what they're doing and put the team on their backs and tonight was one of those nights, where we really locked down in the late innings."
Rangers manager Ron Washington preferred to credit the Indians rather than criticize his closer.
"The problem tonight was the Cleveland Indians," Washington said. "They put some at-bats together against our closer and beat us. There's no guarantees in the game of baseball. When you give the ball to your closer, you feel good about the game being over. But there are no guarantees."
For the first time on this road trip, the Indians trailed entering the ninth inning. They went 2-3 in the previous five games while being tied or leading to start the ninth.
Perez's wild pitch moved the runners to second and third but Michael Young grounded out, giving Perez his 23rd save in 26 opportunities.
The Rangers had a four-run seventh off Indians starter Fausto Carmona, with Kinsler ending a 3-for-42 slide with a two-run single and Hamilton hitting a tiebreaking sacrifice fly.
Carmona allowed four runs -- two earned -- and six hits in 6 1/3 innings with two strikeouts and one walk.
Rangers starter C.J. Wilson gave up three runs -- two earned -- and five hits in 6 2/3 innings with nine strikeouts and two walks.
The first-pitch temperature of 106 degrees was the highest in Rangers Ballpark history.
Wilson and Carmona both pitched shutout ball over the first six innings before the Indians broke through with a three-run seventh.
Oliver was called for a balk when he dropped the ball while his foot was on the rubber, allowing pinch-runner Carrera to score from third.
The Indians put up a third run in the seventh with the help of a throwing error by Young at third base. He threw wide of first on Brantley's grounder, and Marson slid home ahead of first baseman Mitch Moreland's throw.
Moreland and Torrealba led off the seventh with singles, and Moreland scored from second when Cabrera muffed David Murphy's grounder. Kinsler followed with a two-run single to tie it.
Kinsler stole second, went to third on a groundout and scored the go-ahead run on Hamilton's sacrifice fly off reliever Tony Sipp.
|Lonnie Chisenhall beats out the tag at home plate to score the go-ahead run that propels the Indians to victory. (US Presswire)|
|Players of the Game|
|Michael Brantley, CF-LF||5||1||1||1||0||1||2||.271|
|Jason Kipnis, 2B||5||1||2||2||0||2||1||.255|
|Asdrubal Cabrera, SS||4||0||1||0||1||1||1||.291|
|Travis Hafner, DH||5||0||0||0||0||2||2||.294|
|Carlos Santana, 1B||4||0||1||0||0||3||0||.235|
|Kosuke Fukudome, RF||4||2||2||0||0||1||1||.274|
|Shelley Duncan, LF||2||0||1||1||1||0||1||.255|
|Ezequiel Carrera, PR-CF||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||.242|
|Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B||4||1||2||1||0||0||2||.235|
|Lou Marson, C||3||1||0||0||1||0||2||.221|
|2B - Michael Brantley (21, Feliz), Carlos Santana (21, Wilson), Kosuke Fukudome (18, Feliz), Shelley Duncan (8, Wilson)|
|HR - Jason Kipnis (5, Tateyama)|
|SH - Ezequiel Carrera (4)|
|RBI - Michael Brantley (42), Jason Kipnis 2 (8), Shelley Duncan (22), Lonnie Chisenhall (6)|
|2-OUT RBI - Michael Brantley (17), Jason Kipnis 2 (4)|
|PK - Asdrubal Cabrera (2, Uehara)|
|Team LOB - 6|
|E - Asdrubal Cabrera (13, Misplayed grounder), Jason Kipnis (3, Misplayed grounder)|
|Frank Herrmann (W,2-0)||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||4.79|
|Chris Perez (S,23)||1||2||1||1||1||0||0||3.54|
|HBP - Andrus (by Fausto Carmona)|
|WP - Chris Perez (1)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Fausto Carmona 89-60, Tony Sipp 9-6, Frank Herrmann 18-12, Chris Perez 33-23|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Fausto Carmona 13-6, Frank Herrmann 2-1, Chris Perez 1-2|
|Batters Faced - Fausto Carmona 29, Tony Sipp 2, Frank Herrmann 3, Chris Perez 6|
|Ian Kinsler, 2B||4||2||1||2||1||0||2||.238|
|Elvis Andrus, SS||4||0||1||1||0||0||1||.280|
|Josh Hamilton, CF||4||0||1||1||0||0||0||.308|
|Michael Young, 3B||5||0||1||0||0||1||4||.334|
|Nelson Cruz, RF||4||0||0||0||0||0||3||.263|
|Mike Napoli, DH||4||0||0||0||0||1||0||.290|
|Mitch Moreland, 1B||3||1||1||0||1||0||0||.267|
|Yorvit Torrealba, C||4||1||3||0||0||0||0||.274|
|David Murphy, LF||4||1||0||0||0||1||3||.253|
|2B - Yorvit Torrealba 2 (24, Carmona, Carmona)|
|SF - Josh Hamilton (7)|
|RBI - Ian Kinsler 2 (44), Elvis Andrus (40), Josh Hamilton (61)|
|2-OUT RBI - Elvis Andrus (15)|
|SB - Ian Kinsler (21, 2nd base off Carmona/Marson)|
|Team LOB - 8|
|E - Michael Young (5, Throwing)|
|Koji Uehara (H,15)||1||0||0||0||1||1||0||1.79|
|Neftali Feliz (BS,6; L,1-3)||0.2||3||3||3||0||0||0||3.64|
|Pitches-Strikes - C.J. Wilson 112-69, Darren Oliver 5-3, Koji Uehara 16-10, Neftali Feliz 25-17, Yoshinori Tateyama 7-6|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C.J. Wilson 6-5, Darren Oliver 1-1, Koji Uehara 1-0, Neftali Feliz 1-1, Yoshinori Tateyama 1-0|
|Batters Faced - C.J. Wilson 27, Darren Oliver 2, Koji Uehara 3, Neftali Feliz 5, Yoshinori Tateyama 3|
|Attendance - 38210|
|Game Time - 3:33|
|Temperature - 106|
|Umpires - Home - Derryl Cousins, First Base - D.J. Reyburn, Second Base - Angel Campos, Third Base - Jim Wolf|