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Brantley's HR in 12th gives Indians 4-3 win


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CLEVELAND (AP) With a 2-51 record when trailing after eight innings, things looked bleak for the Cleveland Indians on Sunday.

Two dramatic swings changed that in a 4-3 win over Texas.

Michael Brantley hit a leadoff homer in the 12th inning to touch off a celebration at home plate, but a big moment three innings earlier made that possible.

David Murphy's two-run homer with one out in the ninth off Neftali Feliz tied the game and set the stage for the Indians' seventh win of the season on a game-ending hit.

''Dramatic moments like that are the best things about baseball,'' Murphy said of his ninth-inning blast. ''It's an awesome feeling.''

Brantley, a first-time All-Star this season, belted a 3-2 pitch from rookie Phil Klein (0-1) into Texas' bullpen in right field, but gave credit to his teammate.

''Without Murph hitting his home run, I don't get a chance to hit mine,'' he said.

The win gave the Indians (56-55) a three-game sweep and moved them over .500 for the first time since July 23 as they try to stay in playoff contention.

''There's something to be said for keeping on playing,'' Cleveland manager Terry Francona said. ''There wasn't a lot to yell about in the game, but our pitching kept us close, and then Murph hit one out of the park.''

Murphy, who played for Texas from 2007-13 before signing with the Indians, batted .480 (12 for 25) with seven RBIs in seven games against his former team. He had an RBI double in the second, and was 4 for 4 with two RBIs Friday.

''It's fun to play against your friends,'' he said. ''You like to have some bragging rights.''

Murphy also robbed Chris Gimenez of two hits with a diving grab in the ninth and a catch at the wall in the 12th.

Scott Atchison (5-0), the Indians' seventh pitcher, retired the final batter in the 12th.

Texas has lost six straight on the road and has dropped 19 of 22 away from home. The Rangers (43-68) have the worst record in baseball.

Yu Darvish allowed one in seven innings, but saw an opportunity for his 11th win go down the drain. The All-Star right-hander held the Indians to four hits and struck out eight.

Trevor Bauer gave up three runs in a career-high 7 1-3 innings for Cleveland.

Chisenhall batted .452 (14 for 31) with five homers and 15 RBIs against the Rangers this season.

QUITE A DAY

Murphy had several reasons to be happy, including the fact his daughter, Madison, celebrated her seventh birthday. ''I love a double anytime, but I was kind of mad at myself because I wanted to hit a home run on her birthday,'' he said. ''It was fun to do that for her. That made it even more special.''

ON THE WAY DOWN

Indians right-hander Zach McAllister was assigned to Triple-A Columbus, two days after being designated for assignment and placed on optional waivers. McAllister went 3-6 with a 5.91 ERA in 14 starts for Cleveland. Right-hander Josh Tomlin will be recalled to start Tuesday.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rangers: Left-hander Derek Holland, who has yet to pitch this season because of surgery on his left knee, will make his second minor league rehab start Monday at Triple-A Round Rock. He pitched two scoreless innings for Double-A Frisco on Wednesday.

Indians: Designated hitter Nick Swisher was removed from the game in the ninth inning due to a strained right wrist. Swisher, who was wearing a brace after the game, struck out in all three of his plate appearances. Francona said he would be evaluated Monday.

ON DECK

Rangers: RHP Nick Martinez (1-7) will start the opener of a three-game series in Chicago against the White Sox on Monday night. He allowed six runs in 5 2-3 innings against the Yankees in his last start. RHP Hector Noesi (5-8) will start for Chicago.

Indians: RHP Corey Kluber (11-6), coming off his first career complete game shutout, will start the opener of a two-game interleague series against Cincinnati at Progressive Field on Monday night. RHP Alfredo Simon (12-6) will start for the Reds.

 
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Players of the Game
Texas

Y. Darvish
IP 7.0
H 4
ER 1
BB 2
K 8
Cleveland

D. Murphy
AB 3
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 3
 
Texas Rangers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLG
Shin-Soo Choo, DH5001023.234.342.352
Elvis Andrus, SS6120012.271.321.347
Alex Rios, RF5011021.298.329.421
Adrian Beltre, 3B4010101.323.370.508
Jim Adduci, LF5000014.236.306.291
J.P. Arencibia, 1B3100003.181.242.379
   Adam Rosales, 1B1000010.269.345.423
Leonys Martin, CF4110110.259.317.363
Chris Gimenez, C4010110.262.331.355
Rougned Odor, 2B2011110.255.297.373
Yu Darvish, P0000000.200.200.400
   Neal Cotts, P0000000.000.000.000
   Neftali Feliz, P0000000.000.000.000
   Roman Mendez, P0000000.000.000.000
   Shawn Tolleson, P0000000.000.000.000
   Phil Klein, P0000000.000.000.000
Totals39373410    
Batting
2B - Elvis Andrus (25, Bauer)
SF - Shin-Soo Choo (4), Rougned Odor (2)
RBI - Shin-Soo Choo (35), Alex Rios (44), Rougned Odor (22)
CS - Leonys Martin (9, 2nd base by Bauer/Perez)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
DP - Odor-Andrus-Rosales
E - Elvis Andrus (14, Throwing)
Texas Rangers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Yu Darvish 7411280 2.82
Neal Cotts (H,15) 1000010 3.38
Neftali Feliz (BS,1) 1222101 3.14
Roman Mendez 1100110 1.29
Shawn Tolleson 1100200 3.31
Phil Klein (L,0-1) 0111001 18.00
IBB - Santana by Roman Mendez, Murphy by Shawn Tolleson
Pitches-Strikes - Yu Darvish 101-70, Neal Cotts 12-8, Neftali Feliz 29-16, Roman Mendez 20-12, Shawn Tolleson 17-5, Phil Klein 7-4
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Yu Darvish 4-10, Neal Cotts 1-1, Roman Mendez 1-0, Shawn Tolleson 2-1
Batters Faced - Yu Darvish 28, Neal Cotts 3, Neftali Feliz 6, Roman Mendez 4, Shawn Tolleson 6, Phil Klein 1
Cleveland Indians
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLG
Jason Kipnis, 2B5000116.239.320.348
Mike Aviles, LF6000024.251.281.326
Michael Brantley, CF6121011.322.382.516
Carlos Santana, 1B4010100.234.374.446
Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B5110011.306.371.475
Nick Swisher, DH3000033.212.283.339
   a-Chris Dickerson, PH-DH1110100.314.397.490
David Murphy, RF3123200.261.324.387
Jose Ramirez, SS4000012.164.193.182
Roberto Perez, C3010011.240.269.400
   b-Yan Gomes, PH-C1010100.283.326.469
Trevor Bauer, P0000000.000.000.000
   John Axford, P0000000.000.000.000
   Marc Rzepczynski, P0000000.000.000.000
   Cody Allen, P0000000.000.000.000
   Bryan Shaw, P0000000.000.000.000
   Kyle Crockett, P0000000.000.000.000
   Scott Atchison, P0000000.000.000.000
Totals41494610    
a-walked for Swisher in the 9th
b-singled for Perez in the 9th
Batting
2B - Michael Brantley (29, Mendez), Lonnie Chisenhall (22, Darvish), Chris Dickerson (3, Tolleson), David Murphy (20, Darvish)
HR - Michael Brantley (16, Klein), David Murphy (7, Feliz)
SH - Jose Ramirez (4)
RBI - Michael Brantley (69), David Murphy 3 (53)
2-OUT RBI - David Murphy (14)
Team LOB - 11
Fielding
DP - Kipnis-Ramirez-Chisenhall
Cleveland Indians
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Trevor Bauer 7.1633440 4.20
John Axford 0.2000010 3.27
Marc Rzepczynski 1100010 3.29
Cody Allen 1000010 1.89
Bryan Shaw 1.1000010 2.81
Kyle Crockett 0.1000010 1.42
Scott Atchison (W,5-0) 0.1000010 2.76
IBB - Beltre by Trevor Bauer
WP - Trevor Bauer (4)
HBP - Arencibia (by Trevor Bauer), Odor (by Kyle Crockett)
Pitches-Strikes - Trevor Bauer 102-63, John Axford 5-4, Marc Rzepczynski 19-12, Cody Allen 9-6, Bryan Shaw 13-8, Kyle Crockett 8-6, Scott Atchison 7-4
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Trevor Bauer 6-10, John Axford 1-0, Marc Rzepczynski 1-1, Cody Allen 1-1, Bryan Shaw 1-2
Batters Faced - Trevor Bauer 31, John Axford 2, Marc Rzepczynski 4, Cody Allen 3, Bryan Shaw 4, Kyle Crockett 2, Scott Atchison 1
Game Information
Attendance - 18422
Game Time - 3:58
Temperature - 73
Umpires - Home - Doug Eddings, First Base - Cory Blaser, Second Base - Jim Joyce, Third Base - Marvin Hudson