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The Rangers failed to capitalize with two men on a two out twice Saturday in a 2-0 loss to Cleveland at Progressive Field.

Both teams had runners on first and third base with two outs in a scoreless game in the sixth inning.

The Indians cashed in, the Rangers didn't.

Two-out RBI singles from Lonnie Chisenhall and Nick Swisher were the only damage done by either side in Cleveland's shutout win.

Jason Kipnis led off the inning with a single, and Carlos Santana was intentionally walked with two out and Kipnis at third base. Both would score.

The first two Rangers reached in the previous half-inning, on a walk of Elvis Andrus and an infield hit by Alex Rios. A groundout to first base by Adrian Beltre moved the runners to second and third, but Andrus broke for home on contact on a J.P. Arencibia fielder's choice and tagged out in a rundown between third and home.

Leonys Martin struck out with runners on first and third and two outs to keep the Rangers off the board.

No runner had made it past second base in any of the first five innings.

Texas also put its first two men on in the ninth before Cleveland closer Cody Allen retired three straight to record his 14th save.

The sixth frame was the only blemish on an impressive performance by Texas starter Miles Mikolas. Mikolas, making his sixth start at the major league level this season, needed 100 pitches to get through seven innings and struck out a season-high six hitters.

It was Mikolas' second quality start of the season, with each coming in his last three games.

T.J. House gave Cleveland five shutout innings, and four relievers combined for the final four zeroes on the Ranger half of the scoreboard.

Notes

  • Lonnie Chisenhall has 43 RBI's on the season, with 15 of those coming against the Rangers. He has RBI in five of the six games against Texas this year, including a nine-RBI game on June 9.
  • Elvis Andrus has hit safely in all 24 career games he has played in Cleveland. He has a career .490 on base percentage at Progressive Field (formerly Jacobs Field).
  • Rougned Odor is mired in an 0-for-17 slump over the last four games and change for the Rangers. Odor popped up in foul territory representing the winning run in the ninth.
  • Miles Mikolas threw exactly 100 pitches, 70 of which were strikes. He was a 66 percent strike-thrower on the year before Saturday.
  • J.P. Arencibia's walk to lead off the ninth was just his sixth of the season and third since returning from Triple A. He walked on four pitches against Indians closer Cody Allen.
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