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Byrd gives solid start
Indians 9, Rangers 4
Paul Byrd held the Rangers to three earned runs in six-plus innings. (Mark Duncan/AP)
 Nixon's 2-run HR
Behind a persistent offensive attack, and starter Paul Byrd, the Indians won their fifth straight Thursday afternoon, sweeping Texas out of Jacobs Field in the two-game series. A three-run sixth inning, capped off by a bases-loaded walk to Travis Hafner, all but finished off the Rangers.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 26, 2007
DET
CWS
PPD
TEX
Texas (8-13)
Lost 3
Cleveland 9, Texas 4   CLE
Cleveland (12-7)
Won 5
April 26, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0   4 10 0
Cleveland
3 2 0 0 0 3 1 0 X   9 9 1
Standings thru 4/26/07  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Indians Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lofton, CF3020101.286
  Hairston, CF1000002.292
Catalanotto, LF5000015.154
Young, SS4010013.191
  Kata, SS1000002.263
Teixeira, 1B4000015.213
Sosa, DH4222002.239
Blalock, 3B4220010.257
Kinsler, 2B3011000.333
Wilkerson, RF3001101.205
Laird, C4020011.140
Totals3641042522 

BATTING
2B: Blalock 2 (5, Byrd, Byrd), Kinsler (4, Byrd).
3B: Lofton (1, Byrd).
HR: Sosa 2 (6, 6th inning off Byrd, 0 on, 0 out; 8th inning off Mastny, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Lofton 4; Young; Sosa 8; Blalock 4; Kinsler 2; Laird 2.
RBI: Wilkerson (7), Kinsler (20), Sosa 2 (18).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sosa; Teixeira 2; Laird; Kata.
S: Kinsler.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Lofton (9, 2nd base off Byrd/Shoppach).

FIELDING
PB: Laird 2 (3).
DP: (Blalock-Kata-Teixeira).

 
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF5121002.257
Blake, 3B2001311.200
Hafner, DH3001212.357
Martinez, 1B4101004.300
Nixon, RF4222000.292
Peralta, SS4111011.215
Choo, LF4220020.385
Shoppach, C2111212.269
Barfield, 2B4110003.125
Totals329987615 

BATTING
2B: Shoppach (3, Loe).
HR: Nixon (1, 1st inning off Loe, 1 on, 2 out), Peralta (3, 7th inning off Mahay, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Sizemore 2; Nixon 5; Peralta 4; Choo 2; Shoppach 2; Barfield.
RBI: Martinez (14), Nixon 2 (4), Shoppach (3), Sizemore (8), Blake (5), Hafner (16), Peralta (11).
2-out RBI: Nixon 2; Sizemore; Blake; Hafner.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Martinez 2.
GIDP: Hafner.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Sizemore (6, 2nd base off Loe/Laird).

FIELDING
E: Barfield (4, throw).
Outfield assists: Choo (Lofton at home).
DP: (Choo-Shoppach).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Loe (L, 1-1)5.16763415.21
Feldman 0.12111104.35
Mahay 1.11112113.24
Otsuka 1.00001000.00
 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Byrd (W, 2-1)6.08331313.50
Mastny 2.01110112.89
Davis 1.01001101.29

Byrd pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

IBB: Hafner (by Loe).
Pitches-strikes: Loe 95-57, Feldman 16-8, Mahay 37-20, Otsuka 8-4, Byrd 86-56, Mastny 33-20, Davis 20-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Loe 6-6, Feldman 0-0, Mahay 1-2, Otsuka 3-0, Byrd 4-11, Mastny 3-2, Davis 0-2.
Batters faced: Loe 25, Feldman 4, Mahay 7, Otsuka 3, Byrd 27, Mastny 7, Davis 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Feldman 2-2, Mahay 3-1, Mastny 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Dan Iassogna. 1B: Ron Kulpa. 2B: Dale Scott. 3B: Adam Dowdy.
Weather: 56 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 9 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:47 (:25 delay).
Att: 14,066.

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