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Box > Texas 6, Cleveland 5
Hot Rod: Barajas belts two in win
Rod Barajas hit his second homer of the game in the 12th inning to lead the Rangers past the Indians in the series-opening game on Tuesday night in Cleveland.
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Rod Barajas hit two home runs for the Rangers in their win Tuesday in Cleveland. (Tony Dejak/AP)
Cleveland's oft-maligned bullpen was close to brilliant on Tuesday night, but Texas eventually made it crack in the Tribe's extra-inning loss to the Rangers.
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Texas (28-22)
Won 2
Texas 6, Cleveland 5  
Cleveland (22-27)
Lost 1
Standings through 6/1/04  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Indians Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Young, E, CF-LF5000101.313
Young, M, SS6131000.335
Soriano, 2B5110023.279
Teixeira, 1B4000132.220
Allen, LF3112001.353
a-Dellucci, PH-LF2000020.324
Nix, CF0000000.316
Blalock, 3B4010131.283
Perry, DH5011012.264
Matthews, RF4100120.118
Barajas, C5222011.303
Totals4369641411 

a-Struck out for Allen in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Allen (2, Sabathia), Young, M (11, Sabathia).
HR: Barajas 2 (7, 3rd inning off Sabathia, 0 on, 2 out; 12th inning off White, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Young, M 4; Soriano; Allen 2; Blalock; Perry; Barajas 8.
RBI: Barajas 2 (20), Allen 2 (4), Perry (13), Young, M (34).
2-out RBI: Barajas, Perry, Young, M.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Soriano 2.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Blalock (3, throw).
DP: (Young, M-Soriano-Teixeira).

 
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lawton, LF4220201.326
Vizquel, SS6010006.301
Gerut, CF5100004.280
Martinez, C6113002.282
Hafner, DH6011042.304
Belliard, 2B5110021.319
Broussard, 1B3010011.242
a-Merloni, PH-1B2000000.265
Blake, 3B4020101.244
Escobar, RF3000111.220
Totals445944819 

a-Flied out for Broussard in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Martinez (11, Drese), Hafner (17, Drese).
TB: Lawton 2; Vizquel; Martinez 2; Hafner 2; Belliard; Broussard; Blake 2.
RBI: Martinez 3 (42), Hafner (38).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hafner, Broussard, Gerut, Vizquel 2.
S: Escobar.
GIDP: Blake.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Escobar 2 (Perry at 2nd base, Teixeira at 1st base).
DP: (Escobar-Broussard).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Drese 6.18550504.20
Mahay 1.20001104.96
Powell 0.21000003.27
Shouse 1.10000000.00
Francisco 0.20002105.63
Ramirez (W, 3-2)0.10001003.63
Cordero (S, 17)1.00000102.18
 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sabathia 6.06553613.29
Riske 1.01001307.06
Betancourt 1.01000303.42
Jimenez 2.00000007.40
Bartosh 1.00000209.00
White (L, 2-1)1.01110013.79

HBP: Gerut (by Drese).
Pitches-strikes: Drese 87-56, Mahay 27-15, Powell 10-7, Shouse 17-12, Francisco 23-11, Ramirez 14-10, Cordero 9-7, Sabathia 106-62, Riske 27-16, Betancourt 24-18, Jimenez 16-12, Bartosh 10-7, White 12-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Drese 9-5, Mahay 1-3, Powell 1-1, Shouse 3-1, Francisco 1-0, Ramirez 1-0, Cordero 0-2, Sabathia 5-6, Riske 0-0, Betancourt 0-0, Jimenez 5-1, Bartosh 1-0, White 2-1.
Batters faced: Drese 27, Mahay 6, Powell 3, Shouse 5, Francisco 4, Ramirez 2, Cordero 3, Sabathia 25, Riske 5, Betancourt 4, Jimenez 6, Bartosh 3, White 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Mahay 1-0, Shouse 1-0, Ramirez 2-0.
Umpires: HP: John Hirschbeck. 1B: Wally Bell. 2B: Laz Diaz. 3B: Bill Welke.
Weather: 70 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 13 mph, L to R.
T: 3:42 (:10 delay).
Att: 17,136.

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