Rangers blow four-run lead to lose 8-5 to Indians

ARLINGTON, Tx. — The Texas Rangers gave up seven unanswered runs as the Cleveland Indians spoiled their Opening Day 8-5 Monday at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

Things looked good for the Rangers when second baseman Rougned Odor hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the third inning to give Texas a 5-1 lead over Cleveland.

However, the Indians responded with eight hits, two walks, and seven runs to just one strikeout. Texas could only summon one hit and one walk against eight strikeouts.

Coppell (TX) High School Corey Kluber got the win with his 6.0 IP and surrendering just six hits, five runs, walking three batters, and striking out six Rangers. Texas’ Yu Darvish went 6.1 IP with four runs, four hits, five walks, and four strikeouts.

Aside from the loss, Opening Day was magnificent for the Rangers as they welcomed their 46th season with a grand pregame display at Globe Life Park:

Third base coach Tony Beasley, a cancer survivor, sang the National Anthem much to the crowd’s delight:

The Rangers fall to 22-24 all-time on Opening Day with a 7-5 mark against the Indians.ย Fox Sports Radio 1400ย will have game two of the series with Cleveland tomorrow with first pitch at 7:05 p.m., or immediately following the conclusion of the Arkansas High at El Dorado varsity baseball game.ย Martin Perez for Texas will go against Carlos Carrasco for Cleveland.

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