Rangers rally to beat Indians

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by Associated Press

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Posted on August 7, 2011 at 10:06 PM

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Elvis Andrus delivered a two-run single for the tying and go-ahead runs in a five-run eighth, and the Texas Rangers rallied for a 5-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday night.

Indians starter Josh Tomlin shut out the Rangers over seven innings, but the 25-year-old right-hander walked Mike Napoli leading off the eighth and gave up a single to Mitch Moreland, his final batter.

Sidearm right-hander Joe Smith (2-3) came in, giving up an infield single to Yorvit Torrealba to load the bases.

David Murphy delivered an RBI single to make it 3-1, and Smith walked Ian Kinsler to force in a run.

Andrus followed with his two-run single to center to put the Rangers in front, and Josh Hamilton's RBI groundout against Rafael Perez made it 5-3.

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