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TODAY'S WRAPS: July 31, 2007
Texas by a twosome
Rangers right at The Jake
After a pair of huge trades earlier in the day, the Rangers made all the right moves against the Tribe in the series opener. Nelson Cruz blasted a 446-foot solo homer and Brandon McCarthy turned in a stellar start to spark Texas.
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 Cruz's homer
Rangers 3, Indians 1
Brandon McCarthy tags out Victor Martinez at home plate in the fourth inning. (Tony Dejak/AP)
Series at a glance:
Fausto foiled for 14th
Fausto Carmona lost for the first time in July as the Indians' bats went cold against the Rangers in the first contest of a three-game set. Carmona capped his dazzling month with a 1.76 ERA but wasn't able to notch win No. 14 on the season. Ryan Garko went deep in the seventh inning for the Tribe.
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 Garko's homer
 Wedge postgame 7/31
 Garko, Carmona postgame 7/31
TEX
Texas (47-59)
Won 1
Texas 3, Cleveland 1   CLE
Cleveland (60-46)
Lost 3
July 31, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0   3 8 1
Cleveland
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   1 4 1
Standings thru 7/31/07  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Indians Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Catalanotto, LF4000011.228
  Hairston, LF1000001.190
Kinsler, 2B4110111.242
Young, SS4120011.299
Sosa, DH3000002.239
Byrd, CF4011000.330
Cruz, RF3121102.208
Wilkerson, 1B4000005.218
Laird, C4000011.238
Vazquez, 3B4020010.253
Totals353822514 

BATTING
2B: Vazquez (10, Mujica).
HR: Cruz (6, 5th inning off Carmona, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Kinsler; Young 2; Byrd; Cruz 5; Vazquez 3.
RBI: Cruz (18), Byrd (35).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wilkerson 3; Kinsler.
GIDP: Cruz.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: McCarthy (2, pickoff).
DP: (Wilkerson-Young-McCarthy).

 
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF4010012.275
Lofton, LF3000003.303
  a-Michaels, PH-LF1000010.270
Martinez, C3000101.306
Hafner, DH4000011.255
Garko, 1B4111001.311
Peralta, SS2000100.279
Nixon, RF3010000.254
Blake, 3B3010001.268
Barfield, 2B2000110.250
Totals29141349 

a-Struck out for Lofton in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Garko (14, 7th inning off McCarthy, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Sizemore; Garko 4; Nixon; Blake.
RBI: Garko (43).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lofton.
GIDP: Martinez.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
E: Blake (11, fielding).
DP: (Blake-Barfield-Garko).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
McCarthy (W, 5-7)6.24113115.18
Francisco (H, 12)0.20000104.10
Wilson (S, 1)1.20000202.45
 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Carmona (L, 13-5)7.05321413.27
Lewis 1.02001102.16
Mujica 1.01000009.35

WP: McCarthy.
HBP: Sosa (by Carmona).
Pitches-strikes: McCarthy 90-50, Francisco 9-6, Wilson 22-14, Carmona 97-62, Lewis 25-13, Mujica 10-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: McCarthy 6-12, Francisco 0-1, Wilson 0-3, Carmona 12-5, Lewis 1-1, Mujica 1-2.
Batters faced: McCarthy 25, Francisco 2, Wilson 5, Carmona 28, Lewis 6, Mujica 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Francisco 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Meals. 1B: Adam Dowdy. 2B: Gary Darling. 3B: Larry Poncino.
Weather: 81 degrees, clear.
Wind: 5 mph, L to R.
T: 2:40.
Att: 21,811.

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