Indians Game Information May 5
CLEVELAND INDIANS (14-10, 1st, +1.5) vs. TEXAS RANGERS (17-9)
RHP Derek Lowe (4-1, 2.27) vs. LHP Derek Holland (2-2, 5.13)
First Pitch: 7:05 p.m. (ET) at Progressive Field
Radio: WTAM, Indians Radio Network
*The Indians held the Rangers offense to 3 runs last night, just the 3rd time for a team to hold Texas to 3 runs-or-less on the road this season…the Cleveland pitching staff has posted a 2.76 ERA (19 ER/62.0 IP) over the club’s last 7 games (5-2) to lower overall season figure from 4.56 to 4.06…opponents are batting just .209 (47-225) in that span.
* Cleveland has homered 7 times over the club’s last 4 games, all by 7 different players, this after an 11-game drought that followed a season-opening streak of 9 straight games with a home run…while the Indians’ 23 overall home runs ranks 10th in the league, 9 of those have come in the 7th inning-or-later, which is T5th-most in the A.L.
* Last night’s victory raised the Indians’ overall record this season to 14-10, giving Cleveland the 5th-best winning pct. in the A.L. this season at .583…after a 1-4 start to the season, the Indians have rebounded to go 13-6 over their last 19 games beginning April 13, a stretch that began with the first game of the club’s first road trip (7-2) of the year… Cleveland owns the 3rd-best record in the A.L. and majors during that span, trailing only Tampa Bay (.714, 15-6) and Baltimore (.700, 14-6):
BEST RECORDS IN THE A.L., 2012
Here is tonight’s Lineup: