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Lyles, Rangers Rocked By Indians In 10-6 Loss

Jordan Lyles was hurt by two four-run innings as the Texas Rangers lost their rubber match with the Cleveland Indians.

Jordan Lyles has been able to provide the Texas Rangers some value this season, regardless of stat line he puts up every five days: He's been one of the few pitchers on the team that's been able to provide innings from the starting rotation.

However, he was unable to do that on Thursday night.

The Cleveland Indians clobbered Lyles with two big innings, as the Rangers fell to the Tribe by a score of 10-6. Lyles only lasted 3 2/3 innings, giving up a total of eight runs on nine hits with one walk and three strikeouts.

The Indians put Lyles and the Rangers on the ropes right away with a four-spot in the first inning. Lyles settled down and pitched two clean innings afterward, but was rocked again by another four runs in the fourth inning. Manager Chris Woodward opted for his bullpen with two outs in the frame.

The Rangers offense had a much better performance than on Wednesday night, despite going 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position. Nick Solak had a two-hit performance, including a solo homer in the sixth inning that made it a 9-5 deficit. Two innings later, DJ Peters hit his sixth homer of the season, bringing the Rangers within three runs.

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