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Sarge's son saves Rangers
Just when it looked like R.A. Dickey's strong start would be wasted, Gary Matthews Jr. saved the day in the ninth with a solo home run. Francisco Cordero earned his 18th save in 18 tries, a team record.
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Gary Matthews Jr. came into the game 2-for-17 since being recalled from Triple-A. (Tony Dejak/AP)
After coming back in the eighth to tie it, the Indians' hopes of salvaging a series split faded as Rafael Betancourt gave up two homers in the top of the ninth. Cleveland threatened in its last at-bat, but didn't score.
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Texas (29-22)
Won 3
Texas 5, Cleveland 3  
Cleveland (22-28)
Lost 2
June 2, 2004
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2   5 10 1
Cleveland
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0   3 9 1
Standings through 6/2/04  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Indians Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Young, M, SS4020101.338
Blalock, 3B5121002.286
Soriano, 2B5010003.277
Fullmer, DH4000003.209
Teixeira, 1B4220000.230
Nix, CF3110100.316
Young, E, LF3000003.304
Matthews, RF2123100.211
Huckaby, C4000014.100
Totals3451043116 

BATTING
2B: Teixeira (11, Westbrook), Matthews (1, Westbrook).
HR: Matthews (1, 9th inning off Betancourt, 0 on, 0 out), Blalock (13, 9th inning off Betancourt, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Young, M 2; Blalock 5; Soriano; Teixeira 3; Nix; Matthews 6.
RBI: Matthews 3 (3), Blalock (34).
2-out RBI: Blalock.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Fullmer 2, Young, M, Huckaby 2.
S: Young, E.
SF: Matthews.
GIDP: Soriano, Blalock.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Young, M (5, 2nd base off Westbrook/Martinez).

FIELDING
E: Soriano (5, fielding).
DP: (Young, M-Teixeira).
Pickoffs: Dickey (Gerut at 2nd base).

 
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lawton, LF5000044.318
Vizquel, SS5010012.298
Gerut, CF4121011.284
Martinez, C3020101.289
1-McDonald, PR0100000.125
Laker, C0000000.184
Hafner, DH4100012.296
Blake, 3B4031000.256
Broussard, 1B4011021.242
Merloni, 2B3000113.256
Escobar, RF2000211.216
Totals3439341115 


1-Ran for Martinez in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Blake (8, Dickey).
3B: Martinez (1, Shouse).
HR: Gerut (6, 8th inning off Shouse, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Vizquel; Gerut 5; Martinez 4; Blake 4; Broussard.
RBI: Broussard (19), Gerut (25), Blake (21).
2-out RBI: Blake.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Escobar, Martinez, Lawton, Vizquel.
GIDP: Merloni.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gerut (7, 2nd base off Dickey/Huckaby).
CS: Blake (6, 2nd base by Almanzar/Huckaby).
PO: Gerut (2nd base by Dickey).

FIELDING
E: Merloni (3, throw).
DP: 2 (Vizquel-Merloni-Broussard, Blake-Merloni-Broussard).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Dickey 6.26102704.80
Shouse (H, 2)1.02220213.86
Almanzar (BS, 1)(W, 5-0)0.11000002.93
Cordero (S, 18)1.00002202.08
 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Westbrook 7.08323103.32
White 1.00000003.60
Betancourt (L, 2-4)1.02220023.95

WP: Dickey.
Pitches-strikes: Dickey 118-78, Shouse 17-12, Almanzar 9-5, Cordero 27-15, Westbrook 107-62, White 4-3, Betancourt 10-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Dickey 4-8, Shouse 1-0, Almanzar 0-0, Cordero 0-1, Westbrook 11-9, White 3-0, Betancourt 2-1.
Batters faced: Dickey 27, Shouse 5, Almanzar 1, Cordero 5, Westbrook 31, White 3, Betancourt 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Shouse 2-0, Almanzar 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Wally Bell. 1B: Laz Diaz. 2B: Bill Welke. 3B: John Hirschbeck.
Weather: 69 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:49.
Att: 18,098.

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