Tex 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cle 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 X 2
Date of game: 8/2/2014

Recap: Cleveland vs. Texas

Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Lonnie Chisenhall hit a go-ahead single as part of a two-run sixth inning as Cleveland Indians defeated the Texas Rangers, 2-0, in the middle test of a three-game set.

Indians starter T.J. House struck out seven, scattered three hits and walked two over five scoreless innings for Cleveland, which has won three of its last four games. Scott Atchison (4-0) recorded the win for tossing 1 2/3 frames.

"I thought he did good," Indians manager Terry Francona said of House. "It was an interesting line, the way he got there. So many of the at-bats went five pitches at more. Deep count at-bats, so his pitch count was high. But I think only one ball went to the outfield."

Cody Allen struck out two in a scoreless ninth to notch his 14th save of the year.

Miles Mikolas (1-4) surrendered two runs on five hits and two walks over seven frames for the Rangers, who have dropped five of their last seven contests.

"I threw a lot of strikes, I think," said Mikolas. "A lot of things we worked on in that last bullpen (session), everything started to come together. I felt like I threw a lot of quality strikes. I went right after the hitters."

The Indians didn't put a runner into scoring position until the sixth inning when they broke a scoreless deadlock.

Jason Kipnis singled to begin the sixth, moved to second on a Mike Aviles sacrifice bunt and scampered to third on Michael Brantley's groundout. Carlos Santana was intentionally walked before Kipnis scored on Chisenhall's base hit to right-center. Nick Swisher followed with a single to right to plate Santana for a 2-0 Indians advantage.

Texas, meanwhile, had scoring chances in the second and sixth frames.

J.P. Arencibia led off the second with an infield single and advanced to second on House's throwing error to first. Arencibia was stranded at second, though, as Leonys Martin and Rougned Odor grounded out around a Chris Gimenez strikeout.

The Rangers put runners on second and third with one out in the sixth, but Andrus was tagged out in a rundown following an Arencibia grounder to third. Martin then fanned looking to end the threat.

Game Notes

Slugger Jim Thome officially retired as an Indian on Saturday, signing a one- day contract on the day the Indians unveiled a statue of him at Progressive Field ... Cleveland was 2-for-5 with runners in scoring position, while Texas finished 0-for-9.

NASCAR News
The Inside Line: Kyle Busch's chances of making the Chase

Kyle Busch won Sunday's road course race in Sonoma, California, but he still has a long way to go to become eligible for a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

Extra Points: Bennett is far down on Seahawks' list

NFL players have a very short shelf life to make significant amounts of money so it's tough to fault anyone who has outperformed a contract when they go knocking on the door to ask for more.

Mackanin to remain Phillies interim manager

Pete Mackanin will remain interim manager of the Philadelphia Phillies for the remainder of the season, the team announced Tuesday.

Report: Thunder sign Singler to extension

The Oklahoma City Thunder have reportedly retained restricted free agent forward Kyle Singler with a five-year contract extension.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.