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Jolly Rogers: Lefty wins 12th
Kenny Rogers won his eighth straight decision, becoming the first 12-game winner in the Majors as the Rangers beat the Indians on Monday night.
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Alfonso Soriano is greeted by Kevin Mench after hitting a two-run homer Monday. (Mark Duncan/AP)
C.C. Sabathia suffered his first career loss to the Rangers, despite a solid effort by the Tribe to overtake Texas on Monday night at The Jake.
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Texas (46-34)
Won 2
Texas 8, Cleveland 5  
Cleveland (39-42)
Lost 3
July 5, 2004
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
3 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0   8 11 1
Cleveland
2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0   5 8 1
Standings through 7/5/04  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Indians Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Young, E, LF5110011.316
Young, M, SS5220020.332
Soriano, 2B5212012.292
Teixeira, 1B3322210.275
Mench, DH5021012.275
Blalock, 3B3012011.314
Matthews, RF4011013.286
Barajas, C4000022.268
Conti, CF4010012.196
Totals38811821113 

BATTING
2B: Mench (13, Sabathia).
HR: Soriano (15, 3rd inning off Sabathia, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Young, E; Young, M 2; Soriano 4; Teixeira 2; Mench 3; Blalock; Matthews; Conti.
RBI: Teixeira 2 (43), Mench (33), Blalock 2 (63), Soriano 2 (52), Matthews (16).
2-out RBI: Teixeira, Blalock.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Matthews 2, Conti.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
CS: Conti (1, 2nd base by Sabathia/Martinez).

FIELDING
E: Soriano (14, fielding).
DP: (Teixeira).

 
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Belliard, 2B5000001.311
Vizquel, SS3220200.291
Lawton, LF5000004.312
Martinez, C4111112.299
Blake, 3B4011003.275
Hafner, DH2111100.306
Merloni, 1B4121003.293
Gerut, RF4000023.269
Crisp, CF4011002.268
Totals355854318 

BATTING
2B: Vizquel (14, Rogers), Merloni 2 (8, Rogers, Shouse).
TB: Vizquel 3; Martinez; Blake; Hafner; Merloni 4; Crisp.
RBI: Blake (45), Hafner (50), Martinez (61), Merloni (18), Crisp (29).
2-out RBI: Blake, Hafner, Martinez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Merloni, Crisp 2, Martinez.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Hafner (3, 2nd base off Rogers/Barajas).

FIELDING
E: Crisp (3, fielding).
DP: (Martinez-Belliard).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Rogers (W, 12-2)5.17552203.65
Almanzar (H, 9)1.20001103.71
Shouse (H, 5)1.01000001.80
Cordero (S, 25)1.00001001.75
 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sabathia (L, 5-4)3.08661413.23
Jimenez 4.03201408.42
Howry 2.00000300.00

HBP: Hafner (by Rogers), Blalock (by Sabathia).
Pitches-strikes: Rogers 100-59, Almanzar 17-10, Shouse 11-7, Cordero 15-7, Sabathia 65-44, Jimenez 73-45, Howry 25-15.
Ground outs-fly outs: Rogers 6-8, Almanzar 0-4, Shouse 3-0, Cordero 1-2, Sabathia 2-2, Jimenez 7-1, Howry 2-1.
Batters faced: Rogers 27, Almanzar 5, Shouse 4, Cordero 4, Sabathia 18, Jimenez 17, Howry 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Almanzar 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Marvin Hudson. 1B: Dana DeMuth. 2B: Jim Joyce. 3B: Kerwin Danley.
Weather: 76 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:48.
Att: 25,363.

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