Reyes’ 451-foot homer leads Indians past Rangers 7-2

Published:Nov 24, 202318:49
Reyes’ 451-foot homer leads Indians past Rangers 7-2

CLEVELAND (AP) — Franmil Reyes drove a 451-foot house run into the left subject bleachers — one among 4 solo homers hit by Cleveland — and the Indians beat the Texas Rangers 7-2 on Wednesday evening.

Reyes’ blast off Wes Benjamin within the seventh landed about two-thirds of the best way up the bleachers and was his twenty third of the season, capping a giant evening for Cleveland’s offense.

Yu Chang homered for the second straight recreation and drove in two runs. Óscar Mercado and Austin Hedges additionally homered off left-hander Jake Latz, who gave up three house runs in his main league debut.

Latz (0-1) took the rotation spot of right-hander Dane Dunning, who grew to become the sixth Rangers participant to be positioned on the COVID-19 injured listing.

Mercado homered to the bleachers in left with one out within the second. Chang’s towering fly ball barely cleared the wall in proper with one down within the fifth. Hedges homered across the foul pole in left two batters later.

Zach Plesac (8-4) dodged bother in every of the primary 5 innings earlier than giving up Jason Martin’s two-run homer within the sixth that reduce Cleveland’s result in 3-2.

Andy Ibañez drew a one-out stroll within the sixth and Martin adopted along with his homer to proper on an 0-2 pitch. Plesac was pulled after Jose Trevino’s two-out double, however James Karinchak struck out Yonny Hernández.

Plesac allowed two runs and scattered eight hits in 5 2/3 innings. The proper-hander struck out DJ Peters to finish the third and Texas stranded eight runners within the first six innings.

The Rangers have been pressured to make a flurry of roster strikes over the previous a number of days. Catcher Jonah Heim, infielders Charlie Culberson and Brock Holt, and right-handers Drew Anderson and Mike Foltynewicz had been beforehand positioned on the COVID-19 listing. Proper-hander Spencer Howard just isn't with the crew due to {health} and security protocols.

CHEERING SECTIONCleveland Indians' Franmil Reyes seems up after hitting a solo house run throughout the seventh inning of the crew's baseball recreation in opposition to the Texas Rangers, Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, in Cleveland.

Latz, an Illinois native who pitched at close by Kent State, had his contract chosen from Triple-A Spherical Rock. He was given a pleasant hand when was pulled from the sport within the fifth. Latz allowed three runs and 5 hits in 4 2/3 innings.


The Indians positioned right-hander Triston McKenzie on the 10-day injured listing due to shoulder fatigue. McKenzie dominated in successful his final two begins, permitting one run and three hits with 19 strikeouts in 15 innings. President of baseball operations Chris Antonetti stated the transfer is a precaution and he expects McKenzie’s keep on the IL to be brief.


Indians: 1B Bobby Bradley (sore knee) was was hitless in three at-bats and drew a stroll in a minor league rehab recreation at Class Lake County on Wednesday evening.


Rangers: RHP Jordan Lyles (6-10) will begin the series finale after being moved up a day within the rotation. He allowed one run in seven innings in opposition to Boston on Aug, 21, his first win since July 9.

Indians: LHP Sam Hentges (1-4) will begin Thursday. He pitched 4 innings when he began in opposition to the Los Angeles Angels on Aug. 20.


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