Cleveland at Texas

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Indians 3, Rangers 2

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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Lonnie Chisenhall is enjoying a big weekend in Texas, and Cleveland can finally celebrate back-to-back wins on the road.

Chisenhall had two hits and scored twice and Indians starter Justin Masterson picked up his first road victory of the season, 3-2 over the Texas Rangers on Sunday.

Starting at third base for the second straight game after five consecutive starts at first, Chisenhall singled and scored in the fifth and sixth innings.

With five hits in the series, including a three-run homer off Texas ace Yu Darvish in the opener, Chisenhall has raised his average to .365, highest in the majors among players with at least 150 plate appearances. The four-game set wraps up Monday.

''He's been a big part of about everything we've done,'' manager Terry Francona said. ''He's been in the middle of it seems like all our rallies.''

Adrian Beltre and Alex Rios had two hits each for the injury-riddled Rangers, who learned before the game they will be without first baseman Mitch Moreland for three months. Moreland needs surgery on his ailing left ankle.

''It is tough,'' Rios said. ''But the only way you can see it is to keep going. If you quit, it's going to be a long season.''

The Indians, who started the series with the worst road record in baseball, won consecutive games away from home for the first time this season.

''We're playing better defense, we're pitching better,'' Chisenhall said. ''Our situational hitting is way better than it was. We're not leaving guys on base.''

Masterson (4-4) gave up five hits and two runs in 5 2-3 innings after throwing seven shutout innings against Boston at home in his last start. Bryan Shaw pitched two scoreless innings, and Cody Allen struck out two in a perfect ninth for his sixth save.

Left-hander Joe Saunders (0-2) is winless in four starts for Texas after allowing seven hits and three runs -- two earned -- with four walks in 5 1/3 innings.

The Rangers got within a run in the sixth when Beltre doubled and Rios followed with a triple. Masterson kept the Indians in front by getting Chris Gimenez on a weak grounder to first, and reliever Marc Rzepczynski ended the threat with a groundout from Leonys Martin.

Masterson was 0-3 with a 5.73 ERA on the road coming in and hadn't won away from home since last Aug. 21 at the Los Angeles Angels.

''Building off what we did last time, we made some good adjustments in between from my last start and wanted to continue those,'' Masterson said. ''It's helped the effort level be good, to be more under control, to throw more strikes.''

Rios reached base for the third time on a walk in the eighth and was called safe on a steal attempt. The Indians won a replay challenge of Lance Barksdale's call, ending the inning.

The Rangers started the day with a majors-leading 12 players on the disabled list before finding out about Moreland's upcoming surgery on an ankle that's been bothering him all season. Moreland was the replacement for Prince Fielder, who's out for the year after neck surgery.

Texas couldn't even get Moreland to the DL before rookie Rougned Odor sprained his right shoulder diving headfirst back to first base on a pickoff throw by Cleveland catcher Yan Gomes. Odor, who was tagged out, will be re-evaluated Monday.

''I don't want to seem like I don't care,'' manager Ron Washington said. ''I've got to focus on the games that we're playing right now with the personnel I have right now. We've been playing competitive and that's what we've got to continue to do.''

Notes

David Murphy had two hits and a sacrifice fly to continue a strong weekend in his return to Texas after spending six-plus seasons with the Rangers. He has five hits with Monday's finale in the four-game set remaining. ... Elvis Andrus was 0 for 4 to snap a 39-game hitting streak against Cleveland. It was the second-longest streak against one team in the majors going back to 1914, according to STATS. ... Indians hitting coach Ty Van Burkleo missed the game to attend his son Cameron's graduation at the University of Washington.

 
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Players of the Game
Cleveland

L. Chisenhall
AB 4
R 2
H 2
HR 0
RBI 0
Texas

A. Rios
AB 3
R 1
H 2
HR 0
RBI 1
 

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Cleveland Indians
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Michael Bourn, CF4010112 .283
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS4011101 .249
Michael Brantley, LF5000014 .298
Jason Kipnis, 2B5010014 .237
Carlos Santana, 1B3010101 .174
Yan Gomes, C3110113 .272
Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B4220011 .365
Ryan Raburn, DH3011110 .209
David Murphy, RF3021001 .291
Justin Masterson, P0000000 .000
   Marc Rzepczynski, P0000000 .000
   Bryan Shaw, P0000000 .000
   Cody Allen, P0000000 .000
Totals34310356  
Batting
2B - David Murphy (13, Cotts)
SF - David Murphy (5)
RBI - Asdrubal Cabrera (22), Ryan Raburn (14), David Murphy (36)
Team LOB - 10
Cleveland Indians
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Justin Masterson (W,4-4) 5.2522260 4.61
Marc Rzepczynski (H,7) 0.1000000 3.27
Bryan Shaw (H,9) 2100110 2.01
Cody Allen (S,6) 1000020 2.70
WP - Justin Masterson (8)
HBP - Murphy (by Justin Masterson)
Pitches-Strikes - Justin Masterson 103-65, Marc Rzepczynski 5-4, Bryan Shaw 26-16, Cody Allen 14-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Justin Masterson 7-3, Marc Rzepczynski 1-0, Bryan Shaw 2-2
Batters Faced - Justin Masterson 24, Marc Rzepczynski 1, Bryan Shaw 7, Cody Allen 3
Texas Rangers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Michael Choice, LF3000122 .210
Elvis Andrus, SS4000003 .253
Shin-Soo Choo, DH4000010 .265
Adrian Beltre, 3B4120010 .314
Alex Rios, RF3121100 .332
Chris Gimenez, C3000111 .385
Leonys Martin, CF4000024 .271
Donnie Murphy, 1B3000022 .220
Rougned Odor, 2B2010000 .290
   Luis Sardinas, 2B1010000 .302
Joe Saunders, P0000000 .000
   Shawn Tolleson, P0000000 .000
   Neal Cotts, P0000000 .000
   Jason Frasor, P0000000 .000
Totals3126139  
Batting
2B - Adrian Beltre (12, Masterson)
3B - Alex Rios (7, Masterson)
RBI - Alex Rios (31)
CS - Alex Rios (8, 2nd base by Shaw/Gomes)
PK - Rougned Odor (1, Masterson)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
DP - Andrus-Odor-Murphy, Andrus-Odor-Murphy-Odor-Andrus-Murphy
E - Leonys Martin (5, Throwing)
Texas Rangers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Joe Saunders (L,0-2) 5.1732400 3.60
Shawn Tolleson 1.1100120 2.90
Neal Cotts 1.1200030 3.96
Jason Frasor 1000010 1.64
Pitches-Strikes - Joe Saunders 92-54, Shawn Tolleson 26-17, Neal Cotts 18-13, Jason Frasor 9-5
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Joe Saunders 11-3
Batters Faced - Joe Saunders 25, Shawn Tolleson 6, Neal Cotts 6, Jason Frasor 3
Game Information
Attendance - 34613
Game Time - 3:09
Temperature - 81
Umpires - Home - Gary Cederstrom, First Base - Jim Wolf, Second Base - Lance Barksdale, Third Base - Mark Ripperger