José Ramírez hits go-ahead home run, Indians beat Rangers 2-0

The Indians improve to 67-46 on the season

James Rapien
August 07, 2019 - 3:42 pm
Aug 7, 2019; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez (11) hits a two-run home run during the seventh inning against the Texas Rangers at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

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CLEVELAND, OH – The Indians only had one hit in the first six innings of Wednesday’s game against Texas. That changed in the seventh when José Ramírez hit a 2-run blast that helped the Tribe beat the Rangers 2-0.

Carlos Santana hit a leadoff single, which set the table Ramírez to deliver the biggest hit of the game. It was his 15th home run of the season.

The Indians were scoreless in 15 straight innings prior to the homer. The Rangers outhit the Tribe 6-3.

Starter Zach Plesac pitched another gem for the Tribe. The 24-year-old rookie tossed six scoreless innings, allowing five hits. He issued two walks and tied a career-high with seven strikeouts.

Right-hander Nick Goody pitched the seventh and eighth innings, allowing two hits and finishing with three strikeouts.

Closer Brad Hand struck out the side in the ninth inning, picking up his 28th save of the season, which is second in the American League.

The Indians improve to 67-46 on the year.

Up Next – It’s a quick turnaround for the Indians, who will play the Rangers again in the second game of a traditional doubleheader to make up for Tuesday night’s game that was postponed due to rain. It will be a bullpen game for the Tribe. Lance Lynn will start for Texas. He’s 14-6 on the season with a 3.71 ERA.