Cleveland not able to keep up with Texas, lose 7-3

The Cleveland Baseball Club was outscored by four and outhit by nine in a 7-3 loss at home to the Texas Rangers.

The first game back from the Little League Classic did not go well for the the Cleveland Baseball Club. Texas totaled 15 hits compared to just six for Cleveland which contributed to the four-run loss.

Eli Morgan started for Cleveland and really was not fooling anyone. Morgan allowed four runs on eight hits with two walks in just 4.1 innings. The Rangers stuck early with as Nate Lowe hit a three-run homer in the 1st, the bulk of the runs scored against Morgan. A fourth run came across to score in the 5th against Morgan, eventually leading to his exit.

The Rangers did not do all of their damage against Morgan as they managed to score three runs in the 9th off of Bryan Shaw. Shaw allowed two singles while recording two outs in the final frame, but allowed a three-run homer to DJ Peters ending his outing.

Cleveland did get two homers from non-lineup regulars, Daniel Johnson and Yu Chang. Neither player sees the field all that much and it is more than likely they are not on the roster next season.

Wednesday presents an opportunity to even up the series with Texas as Game 2 is scheduled for 7:10 P.M.
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