ARLINGTON – The Cleveland Indians halted an eight-game losing streak as a stellar outing from Corey Kluber led the team to a 5-2 win over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday.
Kluber (3-4, 4.14) was looking to rebound from a rough outing in New York as he outdueled Texas righty Derek Holland (5-2, 3.11), who received a no-decision in his previous outing.
Cleveland drew first blood in the fourth inning as right fielder Ryan Raburn led off the inning with a double and scored on a single by third baseman Mark Reynolds.
The offense carried over into the fifth as catcher Yan Gomes and shortstop Mike Aviles laced a pair of back-to-back singles. A pick-off attempt gone wrong allowed both runners to advance and centerfielderDrew Stubbs singled to empty the bases. A coaching visit to the mound failed to calm Holland’s nerves as second baseman Jason Kipnis was plunked with a pitch. Cue first baseman Nick Swisher, who singled to score Stubbs and push Kipnis to third. After designated hitter Carlos S...