CLEVELAND (AP) - Right-fielder Ben Francisco misplayed a simple
single into a costly error in the 10th inning, enabling Jarrod
Saltalamacchia to score from first base and give the Texas Rangers
a 2-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday.
Saltalamacchia drew a two-out walk on the 10th pitch he saw from
Masahide Kobayashi (2-2).
Former Indians utility infielder Ramon Vazquez, who struck out
as a pinch-hitter in the eighth against Rafael Betancourt, then
lined a routine single to right. Francisco knelt down to play it
safely, but the ball bounced between his legs and rolled all the
way to the wall. Saltalamacchia scored easily and Vazquez reached
third on the error.
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