ClLEVELAND -- Travis Hafner hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the sixth inning, Johnny Damon added a two-run triple in the seventh and the Indians defeated the Rangers, 6-3, on Friday in the opener of a three-game series.
Jeanmar Gomez (2-1) allowed three runs on eight hits and a walk for Cleveland, which got a two-run homer from Shin-Soo Choo and a solo shot from Jack Hannahan.
The Indians have gone 13-6 over their last 19 games after starting the season 1-4.
David Murphy had an RBI double for the Rangers, who have lost a season-high three straight games. Colby Lewis (2-1) gave up six runs on 10 hits over 6 2/3 innings.
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