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Texas Rangers Rout the Cleveland Indians as Josh Hamilton Homers

Alexi Ogando won his sixth game without a loss, Josh Hamilton and Nelson Cruz homered in a five-run seventh inning as the Texas Rangers routed the Cleveland Indians 11-2 Friday night.

Ogando (6-0) held the Indians to one run and four hits in eight innings. He has allowed two runs or fewer in nine of his 11 starts while pitching at least six innings in each outing.

“I like what Ogando did,” Rangers Manager Ron Washington said. “I like what our offense did. We had balance throughout the lineup and we made all the defensive plays.”

The victory continued the Rangers’ dominance of the Indians over the last three seasons. Texas has beaten Cleveland 14 times in the last 17 games between the teams and has won nine of 10 games at Progressive Field. The Rangers have won nine of 12 overall and are 14-8 since May 10.

The Indians have the best record in the American League, but are 13-14 since May 3 and have lost four straight at home.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report

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