MLB: Texas 6, Cleveland 3

June 10, 2013 at 11:23 PM

ARLINGTON, Texas, June 10 (UPI) -- Lance Berkman bashed a go-ahead homer in the seventh inning Monday and the Texas Rangers went on to record a 6-3 victory over reeling Cleveland.

With the game tied 3-3 in the seventh, the Rangers put Elvis Andrus on third base with two outs and Berkman sent a 1-0 pitch from Nick Hagadone just inside the left field foul pole for the decisive blow.

Jeff Baker also supplied a two-run shot for American League West-leading Texas, which won a second straight following a three-game skid.

Reliever Robbie Ross (3-1) earned the decision after tossing a scoreless seventh and Joe Nathan racked up his 20th save to preserve the victory.

Cleveland's Scott Kazmir (3-4) surrendered four runs on eight hits over six full innings.

Carlos Santana stroked a bases-clearing double for the Tribe, who dropped an eighth consecutive contest.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more news from UPI.com
Related UPI Stories
share with facebook
share with twitter
Trending Stories