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Bats stifled by Carmona
Indians 3, Rangers 2
Brandon McCarthy allowed three runs over 5 2/3 innings on Friday.  (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
 Teixeira's RBI single
Brandon McCarthy had a solid outing, allowing just three runs over 5 2/3 innings, but that was all the Indians would need, as Fausto Carmona shut down the Rangers, limiting them to just three hits over eight scoreless innings. A late comeback wasn't enough.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: July 20, 2007
CLE
Cleveland (57-39)
Won 2
Cleveland 3, Texas 2   TEX
Texas (41-55)
Lost 3
July 20, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cleveland
0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0   3 9 2
Texas
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2   2 5 0
Standings thru 7/20/07  |  Gameday  |  Indians Stats  |  Rangers Stats
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF4001120.276
Blake, 3B4000103.268
Martinez, C4130000.326
Hafner, DH3122101.270
Garko, 1B3010111.317
Gutierrez, LF-RF4000024.315
Nixon, RF4010014.243
  1-Michaels, PR-LF0000000.285
Rouse, SS4010010.125
Barfield, 2B4110012.251
Totals343934815 


1-Ran for Nixon in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Martinez 3 (28, McCarthy, McCarthy, McCarthy), Barfield (14, McCarthy).
HR: Hafner (16, 6th inning off McCarthy, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Martinez 6; Hafner 5; Garko; Nixon; Rouse; Barfield 2.
RBI: Sizemore (50), Hafner 2 (64).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hafner; Nixon 2; Blake 2.
GIDP: Nixon.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
CS: Blake (4, 2nd base by McCarthy/Laird).

FIELDING
E: Garko (5, fielding), Rouse (3, fielding).
DP: 3 (Rouse-Barfield-Garko, Barfield-Rouse-Garko 2).
Pickoffs: Carmona (Wilkerson at 1st base).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lofton, CF1000000.306
  a-Relaford, PH-2B3100003.130
Hairston, 2B-RF3000011.205
  b-Melhuse, PH1010000.266
Teixeira, 1B4121010.306
Byrd, RF-CF4000023.343
Catalanotto, DH3000110.223
Laird, C4010000.232
Wilkerson, LF3000124.222
Vazquez, SS3010011.258
Metcalf, 3B1000200.206
Totals302514812 

a-Grounded into a double play for Lofton in the 3rd. b-Singled for Hairston in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Vazquez (9, Carmona).
TB: Melhuse; Teixeira 2; Laird; Vazquez 2.
RBI: Teixeira (46).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hairston; Wilkerson 2.
GIDP: Relaford 2; Vazquez.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
PO: Wilkerson (1st base by Carmona).

FIELDING
DP: (Hairston-Vazquez-Teixeira).

 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Carmona (W, 12-4)8.03003703.52
Borowski (S, 28)1.02201105.12
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
McCarthy (L, 4-7)5.26333415.53
Wilson 1.10000202.72
Benoit 1.01000103.04
Feldman 1.02001106.44

WP: McCarthy.
IBB: Sizemore (by Feldman).
Pitches-strikes: Carmona 105-69, Borowski 32-21, McCarthy 100-57, Wilson 20-13, Benoit 15-11, Feldman 25-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Carmona 14-2, Borowski 2-0, McCarthy 7-5, Wilson 2-0, Benoit 1-1, Feldman 1-1.
Batters faced: Carmona 26, Borowski 8, McCarthy 24, Wilson 4, Benoit 4, Feldman 6.
Umpires: HP: Sam Holbrook. 1B: Hunter Wendelstedt. 2B: Randy Marsh. 3B: Bob Davidson.
Weather: 81 degrees, clear.
Wind: 9 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:03.
Att: 32,103.

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