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Rangers roll on Sosa's day
Five-run first sinks Lee
The inconsistency that has plagued Cliff Lee this season was on display again on Saturday, when the Indians lefty gave up five runs in the first inning and then settled down to allow just two hits through the next 5 2/3. The Indians rallied for four runs, including Grady Sizemore's 17th home run of the season, to pull within a run, but could not catch the Rangers, who pulled away in the seventh.
Complete story >  
 Sizemore's homer
 Lee's postgame comments
Rangers 8, Indians 5
Ramon Vazquez has his sights set on Ryan Garko -- and a double play -- in the sixth. (Matt Slocum/AP)
Series at a glance:
Byrd soars with five RBIs
On the night the Rangers celebrated Sammy Sosa and his prolific career, Sosa's teammates did their best to ensure he would also enjoy a win. The Rangers pushed across five runs on six hits -- including three doubles -- in the first inning and held on for the win. Sosa was forced to leave the game in the third after being hit by a pitch in the helmet, but was not seriously hurt.
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 Byrd's two-run double
 Byrd's three-run triple
TODAY'S WRAPS: July 21, 2007
CLE
Cleveland (57-40)
Lost 1
Texas 8, Cleveland 5   TEX
Texas (42-55)
Won 1
July 21, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cleveland
0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 1   5 5 1
Texas
5 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 X   8 9 1
Standings thru 7/21/07  |  Gameday  |  Indians Stats  |  Rangers Stats
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF4112103.275
Gutierrez, RF4010022.312
  b-Nixon, PH1010000.246
Martinez, C4001113.323
Hafner, DH4000111.266
Peralta, SS4100022.283
Garko, 1B3120100.321
Francisco, LF3100102.282
Rouse, 3B2001111.121
  a-Blake, PH-3B1000011.267
Barfield, 2B2101111.250
Totals325557916 

a-Struck out for Rouse in the 8th. b-Singled for Gutierrez in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Sizemore (17, 7th inning off Mahay, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Sizemore 4; Gutierrez; Nixon; Garko 2.
RBI: Rouse (4), Barfield (42), Sizemore 2 (52), Martinez (75).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Peralta; Gutierrez; Blake; Hafner.
GIDP: Martinez.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Lee (1, throw).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Vazquez, 2B4110000.258
Young, SS4220010.292
Teixeira, 1B3211100.306
Sosa, DH1000012.239
  1-Catalanotto, PR-DH1010000.228
  a-Melhuse, PH-DH0100100.266
Byrd, CF4125012.346
Wilkerson, LF-RF4111002.222
Laird, C4011011.233
Hairston, RF4000011.199
  Relaford, LF0000000.130
Metcalf, 3B4000021.194
Totals33898279 

a-Walked for Catalanotto in the 7th.
1-Ran for Sosa in the 3rd.

BATTING
2B: Teixeira (22, Lee), Byrd (11, Lee), Laird (10, Lee).
3B: Byrd (4, Mastny).
TB: Vazquez; Young 2; Teixeira 2; Catalanotto; Byrd 5; Wilkerson; Laird 2.
RBI: Teixeira (47), Byrd 5 (33), Wilkerson (43), Laird (32).
2-out RBI: Byrd 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Metcalf; Laird; Byrd; Wilkerson.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
E: Metcalf (2, fielding).
DP: (Young-Vazquez-Teixeira).

 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lee (L, 5-7)6.28771505.95
Mastny 1.11111204.54
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wright 3.11316104.15
Mahay (W, 2-0)2.22110512.17
Benoit (H, 12)2.01000202.92
Gagne 1.01111101.48

Mahay pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

WP: Lee 2, Gagne.
HBP: Sosa (by Lee), Barfield (by Wright).
Pitches-strikes: Lee 114-75, Mastny 19-13, Wright 82-38, Mahay 39-25, Benoit 33-20, Gagne 25-15.
Ground outs-fly outs: Lee 1-14, Mastny 1-1, Wright 6-3, Mahay 2-1, Benoit 3-1, Gagne 1-1.
Batters faced: Lee 30, Mastny 6, Wright 18, Mahay 10, Benoit 7, Gagne 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Mastny 2-2, Mahay 3-1.
Umpires: HP: Hunter Wendelstedt. 1B: Randy Marsh. 2B: Bob Davidson. 3B: Sam Holbrook.
Weather: 87 degrees, clear.
Wind: 13 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:10 (:06 delay).
Att: 44,554.

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