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Rangers strike early against Tribe

The Texas Rangers scored nine runs in the first two innings en route to a 12-8 victory over the Cleveland Indians Thursday afternoon.

Texas won the game as -120 favorites, and the combined 20 runs sailed OVER the posted over/under (11).

Marlon Byrd belted a three-run homer and finished with five RBIs for the Rangers. Brandon McCarthy pitched five innings for the win, giving up three runs off four hits.

Grady Sizemore belted two home runs, collecting four RBIs for the Indians. Carl Pavano surrendered nine runs in one inning on the mound to suffer the loss.