Fausto Carmona worked hard last night in Texas and left the game with nothing to show for it. Carmona pitched six scoreless inning in 106 degree heat. The Indians who needed this win to be at .500 on this road trip looked like they were going to drop another game and fall further back in the A.L.Central to Detroit.
Sure handed shortstop Asdrubal Carbrera had an error that allowed the Texas Rangers to jump out in front and it looked as though the Indians were going to fall once again for the second night in a row the the Texas Rangers. The game was pretty even up till that point. The Indians middle infield as of late has been giving up errors on plays they would normally make as routine.
The Indians still had one thing on their side, the fact they never give up. The Tribe knows they need to win games and they seem to know they need to do it now. The Indians would fall behind late in the game trailing the Rangers 4-3. Sometimes what comes around goes around in baseball. Thanks to a serous throwing error by third baseman Michael Young the Indians were able to score three runs in the seventh inning.
In the same inning Texas answered with four runs of their own, 2 were deemed as unearned thanks to the error from Asdrubal. The Tribe would find themselves trailing 4-3 late in the game a place they have been many times this season. The only question that remained un-answered was could the Cleveland Indians mount another late inning come back and win this game.
Well, last night the Tribe answered that question with a yes we can. The in the ninth inning the Indians would send fukudome to the plate first who double off the Rangers closer Neftali Feliz. The something happened you don’t see from a team very often on the road, Manny Acta called for a bunt from rookie outfielder Ezequiel Carrera to move Fukudome to third. It looked as though Acta was playing for a tie.
Then it happened, Chisenhall pulled an 0-2 pitch from Feliz into right field for a single that pulled the contest into a 4-4 deadlock. The magic the Indinas had was starting to return in the ninth Inning once again something Tribe fans have seen in at least 12 home games this season.
With Chisenhall on first base the Indians had Michael Brantley going to the plate. The go ahead run was standing on first base and Brantley who has been so dependable this season was walking to the plate. The it happened, Brantley hit a critical double that allowed Chisenhall to score from first base. The Indians were out front once again this season in the 9th inning.
The next batter would be Jason Kipnis who has displayed some unbelievable power as of late, he blasted yet another home run for the Tribe giving the Indians a 7-4 lead. This was Kipnis’s fifth blast in the last seven games.
The Indians would send their closer Chris Perez to the mound in the ninth leading the game 7-4 Perez decided he would make the Cleveland fans nervous after blowing the game one night earlier. Perez would retire the first tow batters and then he gave up some hits one was a RBI hit that made it 7-5 in favor of the Indians then the bottom could have fell out.
This would bring Young to the plate, the guy who launched a game tying run Friday night against Perez. Thanks goodness Perez was able to get Young to hit into a game ending ground out and the Indians would go on to win it 7-5.
The Tribe stayed one game above .500 and still four game back of Detroit.
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