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Texas 7, Cleveland 3
When: 7:10 PM ET, Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Where: Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
Temperature: 86°
Umpires: Home - Bill Miller, 1B - Doug Eddings, 2B - Gabe Morales, 3B - John Bacon
Attendance: 11369

Nathaniel Lowe belted a three-run homer to highlight a career-high, five-hit performance as the visiting Texas Rangers defeated the Cleveland Indians 7-3 on Tuesday night.

Lowe, who also had a double and three singles, previously had a four-hit performance on July 13, 2019, while playing for the Tampa Bay Rays.

DJ Peters launched a three-run homer and Andy Ibanez had three singles to notch his fourth straight multi-hit game for the Rangers.

Taylor Hearn (3-4) overcame a pair of solo homers to record his first win since working a scoreless inning in relief in Texas' 7-5 victory over the Houston Astros on May 21. He allowed three runs on five hits while striking out six and walking two in five-plus innings on Tuesday.

Daniel Johnson homered to lead off the third inning, and Yu Chang went deep to begin the fifth for the Indians, who had their three-game winning streak snapped.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Adolis Garcia each recorded one-out hits in the first inning before Lowe deposited a 1-2 changeup from rookie Eli Morgan (2-6) over the wall in right field. It was Lowe's 13th of the season and first since he belted a pair in Texas' 8-3 victory over the host Oakland Athletics on July 1.

Cleveland cut into its deficit as Johnson led off the third inning by sending an 0-1 slider from Hearn over the wall in right field. It was Johnson's fourth homer of the season and second in four games.

Texas regained its three-run advantage in the fifth inning when Garcia scored on a groundout by Peters.

Chang, however, answered in the bottom of the inning by depositing a 1-2 slider from Hearn over the wall in right-center field. Chang's homer was his fourth of the season and second in seven games.

Hearn allowed the first two batters to reach to begin the sixth before being relieved by right-hander Demarcus Evans. Franmil Reyes' sacrifice fly plated Amed Rosario to trim the Rangers' lead to 4-3, but Peters provided a comfortable cushion in the ninth inning with his fifth homer of the season.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
Texas   Cleveland
Taylor Hearn Player Eli Morgan
Win W/L Loss
5.0 IP 4.1
6 Strikeouts 4
5 Hits 8
5.40 ERA 8.31
Texas   Cleveland
Nathaniel Lowe Player Yu Chang
5 Hits 2
3 RBI 1
1 HR 1
9 TB 5
1.000 Avg .500
Team Stats Summary
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Texas 15 2 23 .366 16 6 7 2 1 0
Cleveland 6 2 12 .200 9 7 3 3 0 0