Found June 11, 2013 on Fox Sports:
Corey Kluber allowed one run over eight innings and the Cleveland Indians beat the Texas Rangers 5-2 Tuesday night to snap an eight-game losing streak. The Indians also ended a 12-game road losing streak. Mark Reynolds had RBI single in the fourth off Derek Holland (5-3) that put Cleveland ahead to stay. Drew Stubbs added a two-run single in the fifth and scored on a single by Nick Swisher, who had only two hits his previous 28 at-bats. Kluber (4-4) went to Coppell High School, which is less than 25 miles from Rangers Ballpark. The right-hander struck out three with three walks and benefited from three double plays. Lefty Holland, who pitched a season-low 4 1-3 innings, was 4-0 with a 2.40 ERA in his previous seven starts. Holland struck out the game's first three batters on 11 pitches. But the left-hander was gone after his only walk loaded the bases with one out in the fifth after the Indians already scored three times that inning. The Ohio native had been 3-0 in six previous career starts against Cleveland. Neither team took pregame batting practice on the field after a busted water pipe under the infield caused a sinkhole right behind the mound. Workers had to dig more than 3 feet deep to try to fix the pipe, but completed the repair and had the grass back in place behind the mound about an hour before the game. With his team mired in the losing streak, Cleveland manager Terry Francona joked before the game that there were no Bull Durham-like shenanigans by his team trying to get a day off. ''We're not there yet,'' Francona said with a chuckle about the reference to a scene in the Kevin Costner baseball movie. ''We're frustrated, but we're not there.'' The Indians were glad they got to play, and feeling better when the game was over. Ryan Raburn had a leadoff double in the fourth and scored on Reynolds' second hit of the game. Reynolds was 2 for 25 the first seven games of the trip that ends with Wednesday's series finale. Yan Gomes and Mike Aviles, the Nos. 8 and 9 hitters in the Cleveland lineup, had consecutive singles to start the fifth. Both moved up a base on Holland's errant pickoff throw into center when trying to pick Gomes off second base. Stubbs followed with his runs-producing hit before Jason Kipnis was hit by a pitch to bring up Swisher. Elvis Andrus led off the Texas first with a single but was quickly erased on a double play when David Murphy lined out to third baseman Reynolds. Nelson Cruz grounded into a double play after A.J. Pierzynski's leadoff walk in the second. After Kluber walked Leury Garcia and Andrus to start the sixth, Garcia was thrown out trying to advance to third on Murphy's flyout to left. Murphy had an RBI double in the eighth. Pierzynski homered in the ninth off reliever Joe Smith. NOTES: Andrus has hit in all 34 career games against Cleveland, the longest hitting streak ever by a Texas player against one opponent. ... Rangers DH Lance Berkman reached in the first on a bunt single toward third base - with the Indians infield shifted the other way and third baseman Reynolds near shortstop. ... Kipnis led off the seventh with a walk, stole second base and scored on a wild pitch.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Chris Perez and wife plead not guilty in possession case

Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez and his wife, Melanie, have reportedly pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor drug possession charges. The criminal complaints are in regard to the controlled substance investigation from roughly one week ago where Perez’ home received what was reported as one-third of a pound of marijuana through the United States mail service. Two packages were...

MLB News: Indians pull C Lou Marson from rehab assignment

The Indians today announced that C Lou Marson has been experiencing continued soreness in his throwing shoulder, and that they have pulled him from his rehab assignment with the Columbus Clippers. They did not give a timetable on his return. Marson first went on the DL with a neck strain after a home plate collision, but experienced shoulder soreness during his throwing program....

Around the Farm: June 10, 2013

  Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game. ***Special Note: Due to a monsoon that apparently crossed the nation, the only game played tonight was by the Columbus affiliate. Tim Fedroff: LF, Columbus Clippers: 3-for-3, 2 R...

2013 MLB Draft: June 13th signing update

Yesterday the Indians officially inked four players to contracts, and more are coming as if you have been paying attention to the signing updates here at IBI several more players will be officially signed in the next few days. Tony gives a few updates on some of the Indians' top 10 round picks plus some new news on some other players previously unmentioned in these signing updates.

Second Thoughts Game #63: Rangers 6, Indians 3

The Indians' road trip from hell (or has it been TO hell, in the form of multiple cities?) reached its final stop Monday, as the Indians traveled to Texas for three. Their lone left-handed starter pitched well, and they received the kind of clutch hit they've been so desperately searching for. But none of that is enough when you're going as poorly as this team is."...

MLB News: Indians acquire John McDonald; place Brett Myers on 60-day DL

The seemingly unbelievable rumors from earlier today are actually true: The Cleveland Indians have re-acquired former infielder John McDonald from the Pittsburgh Pirates. The team announced the trade in a tweet Monday evening before their 8 p.m. game in Arlington against the Texas Rangers. In exchange for McDonald, who was batting 2-for-31 on the season in 16 games for the Pirates...

Around The Farm: June 12, 2013

Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game. Note that Columbus was off yesterday. Ronny Rodriguez (SS, Akron): 3-for-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 3 RBI Rodriguez through the months: April: .245/.250/.351 line, .601 OPS, .106 ISO in 24 games...

Kipnis, Indians win 5-2 at Texas to take series

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Jason Kipnis had a home run among his three hits and the Cleveland Indians got a series-clinching 5-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night. A night after ending an eight-game losing streak, and a span of 12 losses in a row away from home, the Indians made it consecutive victories to clinch their first road series in a month. They had gone 0-4...

All-Time Indians: Mike Jackson

  Name: Michael Ray Jackson     Position: Closer     Tribe Time: 1997-1999           Number: 42 ...

Mudcats split doubleheader with Nationals

ZEBULON – After rain postponed the series opener, the Carolina Mudcats and Potomac Nationals played a double header on Tuesday.  Carolina broke their six-game losing streak with an 11-3 victory in game one, but dropped game two 3-1 to split the doubleheader.  Both games were seven innings. This was the fourth doubleheader played by the Mudcats this season. Carolina now has a...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.