American League Game Summary - Texas at Cleveland|
(Saturday, September 1st)
Final Score: Cleveland 4, Texas 3
Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Carlos Santana's two-run single highlighted a
four-run first inning that proved to be enough, as the Cleveland Indians
snapped a six-game losing streak with a 4-3 win over the Texas Rangers.
Cleveland starter Jeanmar Gomez (5-7) gave up four hits, including solo home
runs by David Murphy and Adrian Beltre, walked two and struck out five in 5
"Gomez threw the ball well," Indians manager Manny Acta said of his starter.
"He pitched ahead for the most part."
Vinnie Pestano pitched out of a first-and-third jam in the eighth and worked
around a one-out single in the ninth to notch his first save of the season.
Scott Feldman (6-11) recovered from a rough first inning to pitch six frames
"It was a nightmare first inning there," Feldman said. "They came out swinging
and seemed like everything I threw up there they were swinging at and they got
Murphy led off the third with a drive to right and scored on a Mitch Moreland
sacrifice fly in the fifth. A two-out shot by Beltre trimmed Texas' deficit to
4-3 in the sixth.
Earlier, the Indians wasted little time jumping on Feldman. Shin-Soo Choo
worked a leadoff walk and Jason Kipnis doubled before Santana stroked a base
hit to left field.
Michael Brantley and Russ Canzler also singled, loading the bases before an
out had been recorded. Casey Kotchman and Jack Hannahan both plated a run with
Gomez started in place of Roberto Hernandez, who sprained his ankle in his
last outing ... Feldman absorbed his fifth straight loss ... Beltre collected
09/02 00:43:01 ET