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Rangers reward Millwood
Sweep eludes Indians
Rookie Kevin Kouzmanoff homered for the second straight night, breaking up Kevin Millwood's perfect game in the fifth inning to back Paul Byrd in a pitchers' duel. But Byrd tired in the seventh and gave up the lead before the Rangers added on vs. the 'pen.
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Rangers 5, Indians 2
Kevin Millwood allowed just two hits and struck out a season-high 10 in going eight innings. (Linda Kaye/AP)
Series at a glance:
Texas claims finale
Kevin Millwood was perfect against his ex-club until the fifth inning, when Cleveland rookie Kevin Kouzmanoff homered, then Michael Young (RBI single) and Mark Teixeira (three-run homer) aided Millwood in the seventh to salvage the series' final game.
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 Teixeira hits his 25th home run
 Young's single gives Texas the lead
TODAY'S WRAPS: September 03, 2006
CLE
Cleveland (65-70)
Lost 1
Texas 5, Cleveland 2   TEX
Texas (70-68)
Won 1
September 3, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cleveland
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1   2 4 0
Texas
0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 X   5 11 1
Standings thru 9/3/06  |  Gameday  |  Indians Stats  |  Rangers Stats
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF4100010.295
Inglett, 2B3000010.283
  a-Luna, PH1000001.282
Michaels, LF4000011.268
Martinez, 1B4021010.311
Peralta, SS3010100.258
Kouzmanoff, DH4111004.250
Choo, RF3000020.263
Shoppach, C3000020.264
Boone, 3B3000020.244
Totals322421106 

a-Popped out for Inglett in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Martinez (32, Millwood).
HR: Kouzmanoff (2, 5th inning off Millwood, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Martinez 3; Peralta; Kouzmanoff 4.
RBI: Kouzmanoff (5), Martinez (77).
2-out RBI: Kouzmanoff; Martinez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kouzmanoff 2.
Team LOB: 4.

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matthews, CF5101013.303
Young, M, SS4121001.308
Teixeira, 1B4123001.278
Lee, LF3010102.296
  1-Hairston, PR-LF0000000.204
Blalock, DH4010012.281
DeRosa, 3B3010101.316
Kinsler, 2B4110004.293
Laird, C4110012.332
Cruz, RF4020002.167
Totals3551152318 


1-Ran for Lee in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Teixeira (39, Byrd).
HR: Teixeira (25, 7th inning off Cabrera, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Young, M 2; Teixeira 6; Lee; Blalock; DeRosa; Kinsler; Laird; Cruz 2.
RBI: Matthews (69), Young, M (87), Teixeira 3 (86).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cruz; Lee; Kinsler 2.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Young, M (12, fielding).

 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Byrd (L, 9-7)6.110440104.78
Cabrera 0.01111014.86
Brown 1.20001203.00
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Millwood (W, 14-9)8.021111014.49
Wilson 0.21100003.86
Otsuka (S, 30)0.11000002.10

Cabrera pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

WP: Brown.
Pitches-strikes: Byrd 91-68, Cabrera 8-4, Brown 24-14, Millwood 115-73, Wilson 12-7, Otsuka 9-5.
Ground outs-fly outs: Byrd 7-11, Cabrera 0-0, Brown 2-1, Millwood 7-7, Wilson 0-2, Otsuka 1-0.
Batters faced: Byrd 29, Cabrera 2, Brown 6, Millwood 27, Wilson 4, Otsuka 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Cabrera 2-2, Brown 1-0, Otsuka 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Ron Kulpa. 1B: Dan Iassogna. 2B: Lance Barksdale. 3B: Dale Scott.
Weather: 78 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 10 mph, L to R.
T: 2:44.
Att: 19,667.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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