Originally posted on Did The Tribe Win Last Night?  |  Last updated 8/3/14
The Texas Rangers could use a guy like David Murphy. Down to their final two outs, the Cleveland Indians looked destined for defeat at the hands of the Texas Rangers and Yu Darvish. Darvish held the Indians to just four hits over seven innings—out-pitching young, Trevor Bauer—but the Tribe was able to score just their third victory of the season when trailing after eight innings. Cleveland used a two-run, home run in the bottom of the ninth inning by Murphy to tie the game and a solo homer in the 12th inning from Michael Brantley to give Cleveland a 4-3 victory. The win gives Cleveland a three-game sweep over Texas on the weekend and highlighted a fine game by Murphy. Murphy was 2-for-3, with three runs batted in and a pair of walks Sunday afternoon, including several diving plays to take hits away from his former ball club. Texas made the most of the little things in the top of the first inning to take an early lead. Elvis Andrus dropped a flare over third base, where no one could ...
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