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Indians Vs. Rangers: Cleveland Looks To Bounce Back Against Texas

The Cleveland Indians (14-11) look to bounce back with a win to take their weekend series against the Texas Rangers (18-9), after the Rangers earned a 5-2 win on Saturday in extra innings.

Despite the loss on Saturday, the Indians continue to show they belong among to top teams in the American League, but they will face tough challenge on Sunday as the Rangers will start impressive rookie pitcher Yu Darvish. The right-handed rook is 4-0 with a 2.18 ERA which earned him AL Rookie of the Month honors for April. In his last three starts, Darvish has given up a combined two earned runs in 21.2 innings.

Cleveland will counter with right-hander Ubaldo Jiminez who enters the game with a 2-2 record and 5.02 ERA. Jiminez has taken a loss in his last two outings.

The game starts at Progressive Field at 1:05 p.m. ET and will be televised.

More on the Cleveland Indians and Texas Rangers can be found at their respective SB Nation blogs, Let's Go Tribe and Lone Star Ball. More news and analysis on Major League Baseball in general can be found at Baseball Nation.

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