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Tribe boosted by rookie
Slocum slows down Texas
Backed by a four-run third inning, rookie Brian Slocum gave up just one run over four innings as the Tribe won in Texas. Jhonny Peralta provided enough offense on his own, knocking in a run with a double in the third before his two-run homer in the fifth.
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 Martinez's two-run double
 Peralta's two-run homer
Indians 6, Rangers 3
Victor Martinez's two-run double put the Indians on the board in the third inning. (Matt Slocum/AP)
Series at a glance:
Padilla scuffles vs. Tribe
Hurt by a four-run Cleveland third inning, Texas starter Vicente Padilla didn't have his best stuff, but went five innings. Josh Rupe was strong in relief, but the Rangers' offense couldn't catch up despite adding two in the eighth behind Carlos Lee's homer.
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 Lee's two-run blast
TODAY'S WRAPS: September 23, 2006
CLE
Cleveland (71-83)
Won 1
Cleveland 6, Texas 3   TEX
Texas (78-77)
Lost 1
September 23, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cleveland
0 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 0   6 9 0
Texas
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0   3 8 0
Standings thru 9/23/06  |  Gameday  |  Indians Stats  |  Rangers Stats
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF4100111.291
Inglett, 2B5130011.283
Martinez, DH4112102.316
Garko, 1B4010013.297
Blake, RF4000014.283
Choo, LF4211011.270
Peralta, SS4123000.253
Marte, 3B3000101.222
Shoppach, C4010031.265
Totals366963814 

BATTING
2B: Inglett (6, Padilla), Martinez (36, Padilla), Peralta (26, Padilla).
HR: Peralta (13, 5th inning off Padilla, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Inglett 4; Martinez 2; Garko; Choo; Peralta 6; Shoppach.
RBI: Martinez 2 (90), Choo (18), Peralta 3 (64).
2-out RBI: Choo; Peralta 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blake; Marte.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Choo (3, 2nd base off Padilla/Laird).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Peralta-Garko, Shoppach-Inglett).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matthews, CF5010001.317
Young, M, SS4000021.314
Teixeira, 1B4240000.277
Lee, LF4112013.301
Blalock, DH3000121.269
DeRosa, 3B4011012.302
Kinsler, 2B2010200.283
Laird, C4000016.309
Cruz, RF3000120.204
Totals333834914 

BATTING
2B: Teixeira (44, Slocum).
HR: Lee (37, 8th inning off Cabrera, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Matthews; Teixeira 5; Lee 4; DeRosa; Kinsler.
RBI: DeRosa (73), Lee 2 (114).
2-out RBI: DeRosa.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Laird 4.
GIDP: Matthews.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
CS: Matthews (7, 2nd base by Davis/Shoppach).

 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Slocum 4.04112207.71
Davis 1.12000203.81
Lara 0.00001002.08
Miller (W, 1-0)0.20001104.26
Cabrera 2.02220215.34
Betancourt (S, 2)1.00000203.95
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Padilla (L, 14-10)5.08663514.44
Rupe 2.00000103.46
Feldman 1.01000004.05
Rheinecker 1.00000205.97

Lara pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.
Feldman pitched to 1 batter in the 9th.

WP: Slocum.
Pitches-strikes: Slocum 75-42, Davis 19-14, Lara 5-1, Miller 13-8, Cabrera 30-19, Betancourt 14-9, Padilla 104-71, Rupe 18-11, Feldman 16-9, Rheinecker 15-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Slocum 2-8, Davis 0-1, Lara 0-0, Miller 1-0, Cabrera 2-2, Betancourt 1-0, Padilla 9-1, Rupe 4-1, Feldman 3-0, Rheinecker 0-1.
Batters faced: Slocum 17, Davis 5, Lara 1, Miller 3, Cabrera 8, Betancourt 3, Padilla 26, Rupe 6, Feldman 4, Rheinecker 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Lara 1-0, Miller 2-0, Rheinecker 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Paul Nauert. 1B: Larry Vanover. 2B: Greg Gibson. 3B: Rob Drake.
Weather: 81 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:59.
Att: 38,367.

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