By LG

The Cleveland Indians and the Texas Rangers came into last nights game both being 3 games back. One team had to win and it was the Indians and their never say die attitude that helped them down the Rangers in 11 innings of baseball.

The Indians had a big lead in the game but lost it in the 8th inning and they were tied with the Rangers at 8. Indians pitcher Corey Kluber got the start and it wasn’t one of his better outings. He pitched for 6 innings and he gave up 7 hits and 4 runs, he struck out 3 and walked only one batter.

The Indians offense did what they needed to do all game long. They got going early when they scored on a Nick Swisher home run in the first inning.  The Indians would get some help scoring from Rangers starting pitcher, Martin Perez when he threw back to back wild pitches. The first allowing Tribe base runners to advance bases and the second allowing Michael Brantley to score from 3rd base in the 2nd inning.

The Indians offense had 18 hits in the game and they pretty much spread it all around. Cabrera went 3 for 6,Brantley went 3 for 4 and Mike Aviles went 3 for 5 at the plate. The Tribe got their 7th walk off win of the season at their home field last night. They beat the Rangers 11-8 thanks to the 11th inning home run hit by Ryan Raburn.

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