MLB: Cleveland 5, Texas 2

June 11, 2013 at 11:32 PM
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ARLINGTON, Texas, June 11 (UPI) -- Corey Kluber tossed eight innings of one-run ball Tuesday and the Cleveland Indians broke an eight-game skid with a 5-2 victory over Texas.

Kluber (4-4) stymied the Rangers on six hits, working around three walks while striking out three. The right-hander threw 69-of-104 pitches for strikes in notching his first win since May 15.

Drew Stubbs led the Tribe at the plate with a two-run single in the fifth for a 3-0 Cleveland lead. He later came in to score on Nick Swisher's RBI hit.

Mark Reynolds went 2-for-4 with a run-scoring single for the Indians, who posted only their second win in June and evened their three-game series.

Derek Holland (5-3) absorbed the loss, surrendering four runs on nine hits over 4 1/3 innings.

A.J. Pierzynski socked a solo homer for Texas, which came into the contest with a one-game lead over Oakland atop the American League West.

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