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Teixeira, Lee bombard Indians
Cleveland falters early
Paul Byrd and the Indians were pounded early by the Rangers. Byrd allowed eight runs (four earned) over four innings, while the defense fell apart, allowing two errors. Four more Tribe pitchers would combine to give up four additional runs.
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Rangers 12, Indians 4
Mark Teixeira is congratulated as he rounds the bases after his two-run homer. (LM Otero/AP)
Series at a glance:
Rangers break out bats
Back-to-back home runs by Mark Teixeira and Carlos Lee staked the Rangers to an early lead. Lee ripped another homer -- his 36th -- in the seventh to ensure a home victory. Adam Eaton tallied his seventh win, allowing three runs.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: September 22, 2006
CLE
Cleveland (70-83)
Lost 4
Texas 12, Cleveland 4   TEX
Texas (78-76)
Won 1
September 22, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cleveland
0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1   4 13 2
Texas
1 0 3 4 0 0 1 3 X   12 13 0
Standings thru 9/22/06  |  Gameday  |  Indians Stats  |  Rangers Stats
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF5010031.293
Michaels, LF4010012.266
  a-Choo, PH1010000.271
Martinez, C3010111.317
Garko, 1B4111002.298
Blake, DH5120012.286
Kouzmanoff, 3B3000111.261
Inglett, 2B4131001.274
Luna, SS3012002.286
Gutierrez, RF4120012.279
Totals3641342814 

a-Singled for Michaels in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Luna (21, Eaton).
TB: Sizemore; Michaels; Choo; Martinez; Garko; Blake 2; Inglett 3; Luna 2; Gutierrez 2.
RBI: Luna 2 (38), Inglett (19), Garko (33).
2-out RBI: Luna.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Michaels; Gutierrez; Blake.
SF: Luna; Garko.
GIDP: Luna.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
E: Garko (6, fielding), Kouzmanoff (1, fielding).
DP: (Garko-Luna-Garko).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matthews, CF4320101.318
Young, M, SS5224002.316
  1-Arias, PR-SS00000001.000
Teixeira, 1B5134014.273
Lee, LF4223012.301
Blalock, DH5000022.271
DeRosa, 3B3010010.303
Kinsler, 2B4110011.282
Barajas, C2210100.258
Cruz, RF4110013.210
Totals361213112715 


1-Ran for Young, M in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Teixeira (43, Byrd).
HR: Teixeira (29, 3rd inning off Byrd, 1 on, 2 out), Lee 2 (36, 3rd inning off Byrd, 0 on, 2 out; 7th inning off Guthrie, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Matthews 2; Young, M 2; Teixeira 7; Lee 8; DeRosa; Kinsler; Barajas; Cruz.
RBI: Teixeira 4 (102), Lee 3 (112), Young, M 4 (99).
2-out RBI: Teixeira 3; Lee; Young, M 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blalock; Lee; Teixeira.
SF: Lee.
GIDP: Kinsler.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Matthews (9, 2nd base off Byrd/Martinez).
CS: DeRosa (3, 2nd base by Byrd/Martinez).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Cruz (Luna at 3rd base).
DP: (Young, M-Teixeira).

 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Byrd (L, 9-9)4.08841324.87
Mujica 2.00000302.95
Guthrie 1.02110016.98
Mastny 0.23331005.51
Perez 0.10000104.91
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Eaton (W, 7-4)5.110331304.80
Bauer 0.20000103.47
Rheinecker 0.20001106.06
Benoit 0.10000004.52
Francisco 1.01000105.79
Masset 1.02110206.35

HBP: DeRosa (by Byrd), Barajas (by Mujica), Martinez (by Masset).
Pitches-strikes: Byrd 73-52, Mujica 30-22, Guthrie 11-8, Mastny 22-12, Perez 9-6, Eaton 98-65, Bauer 4-4, Rheinecker 13-6, Benoit 4-3, Francisco 20-13, Masset 20-14.
Ground outs-fly outs: Byrd 4-4, Mujica 1-2, Guthrie 2-1, Mastny 1-1, Perez 0-0, Eaton 9-3, Bauer 0-1, Rheinecker 1-0, Benoit 0-1, Francisco 0-2, Masset 0-1.
Batters faced: Byrd 22, Mujica 8, Guthrie 4, Mastny 6, Perez 1, Eaton 25, Bauer 2, Rheinecker 3, Benoit 1, Francisco 4, Masset 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Perez 1-0, Bauer 3-1, Benoit 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Rob Drake. 1B: Paul Nauert. 2B: Larry Vanover. 3B: Greg Gibson.
Weather: 90 degrees, clear.
Wind: 20 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:58.
Att: 26,272.

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