Indians' win streak halted at six by Texas Rangers

By Schuyler Dixon | Associated Press Published:

By Schuyler Dixon | Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Michael Choice hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning after ace Yu Darvish blew a four-run lead and the Texas Rangers snapped the Cleveland's six-game winning streak with a 6-4 victory over the Indians on Friday night.

Choice, who had an RBI single in a four-run second, went the opposite way just over the right-field wall against Marc Rzepczynski (0-2) with two outs for a solo homer. The shot made a winner of Darvish (6-2) after the Japanese ace gave up a season-high nine hits in seven innings.

Texas reliever Jason Frasor got a nifty double play from Elvis Andrus in a scoreless eighth, and closer Joakim Soria had two strikeouts in the ninth for his 13th save.

rangerS 6, INDIANS 4

CLE ab r h bi TEX ab r h bi

Bourn cf 5 0 0 0 Choo lf 3 0 1 0

ACarer ss 5 2 3 1 DRrtsn lf 0 0 0 0

Brantly lf 4 0 1 0 Andrus ss 4 1 1 0

Kipnis 2b 5 1 1 0 Morlnd 1b 3 0 0 0

Chsnhll 1b 3 1 1 3 ABeltre 3b 3 0 0 1

DvMrp rf 3 0 0 0 Rios rf 4 1 1 0

YGoms c 4 0 3 0 Gimenz c 3 1 1 0

CSantn dh 3 0 1 0 LMartn cf 1 0 0 1

Aviles 3b 4 0 0 0 Choice dh 3 2 2 2

Odor 2b 3 1 1 2

Totals 36 4 10 4 Totals 27 6 7 6

Cleveland 003 100 000 -- 4

Texas 040 000 11x -- 6

E--A.Cabrera (9). DP--Cleveland 1, Texas 1. LOB--Cleveland 9, Texas 2. 2B--A.Cabrera (13), Gimenez (5). HR--A.Cabrera (6), Chisenhall (4), Choice (5), Odor (2). SB--Andrus (14), L.Martin (13). SF--A.Beltre, L.Martin.

cleveland

IP H R ER BB SO

Bauer 61⁄3 5 4 4 2 6

Rzepczynski L,0-2 2⁄3 1 1 1 0 2

Atchison 1⁄3 1 1 1 0 1

Hagadone 0 0 0 0 1 0

Axford 2⁄3 0 0 0 0 0

TEXAS

IP H R ER BB SO

Darvish W,6-2 7 9 4 4 3 8

Frasor H,9 1 0 0 0 1 1

Soria S,13-14 1 1 0 0 0 2

Hagadone pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

WP--Darvish.

Umpires--Home, Lance Barksdale; First, Mark Ripperger; Second, Gary Cederstrom; Third, Jim Wolf.

T--3:01. A--38,348 (48,114).

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