The Cleveland Indians lost the second game of a three-game series with the Texas Rangers, 5-2, on Wednesday. The Rangers jumped out to an early lead, as a first-inning fielder's choice from Josh Hamilton plated Ian Kinsler. Adrian Beltre followed with a two-run home run, giving the Rangers a 3-0 lead after one inning. Hamilton added a solo shot in the third to extend the lead to four runs. Cleveland got on the board via a Casey Kotchman fielder's choice in the fourth and added another run in the fifth via a Carlos Santana sacrifice fly, but the Indians could not get another run across home plate.
Cleveland starter Jeanmar Gomez took the loss after giving up five runs and six hits in just four innings of work. The loss drops Gomez to 5-8 on the season. Ryan Dempster got the win for Texas, after scattering seven hits over 7 innings.
The two teams return to action tomorrow at 8:05 p.m. ET.