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Joe Nathan Blows Save, Costs Texas Rangers Game Against Cleveland Indians

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Texas Rangers closer Joe Nathan saw his club record 31 straight save chances come to an end as he allowed three runs in the ninth in a 5-4 loss to the Cleveland Indians.  Nathan’s last blown save came back in April.  

The Rangers led 4-2 coming into the ninth before Indians batters Jason Kipnis and Ezequiel Carrea both belted home runs to propel Cleveland to victory.

The Rangers are now 85-58 for the year and three games ahead of the second place Oakland A’s.

Texas returns to action tonight to start a three game series hosting the Seattle Mariners.  Starting on the mound tonight for the Rangers is Yu Darvish. He has a record of 14-9 with an ERA of 4.14, while the Mariners will have Hisashi Iwakuma on the mound. He has a record of 6-4 with an ERA of  3.39.

First pitch is at 7:05 PM.

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