Lyles’ Pitching, Heim’s Homer Lead Rangers Past Indians 7-2

Lyles’ treasure came against the team that handed him his worst beating of the season, tagging him for 8 runs in 3 2/3 innings on Aug. 26 in a 10-6 loss.

“I took pleasure in obtaining back at these individuals,” said Lyles, that leads the major leagues in crowning achievement allowed (38) and went right into Saturday with the third greatest challengers’ batting average among big league qualifiers (.281 ). “Fortunate that I was able to jump back.”

Heim drew the initial pitch from Triston McKenzie (5-9) right into the initial row of right-field seats as the Rangers (60-101) won for the fifth time in their last eight games.

Texas added 3 insurance runs in the eighth inning on a two-run dual by Charlie Culberson and an RBI solitary by newbie Andy Ibanez.

Fourteen Indians were retired in a row going to the nine prior to Cleveland placed with each other 2 songs and a fielder’s choice ground ball to add another run.

The Indians (79-82) clinched a losing record for the initial time because 2012. They’ll play Sunday for the last time with the nickname they have actually made use of because 1915. The team will certainly be called the Guardians starting next season.

“It would certainly have been great to enter into (Sunday) saying, ‘Allow’s obtain.500,’ however that’s not going to happen,” Cleveland acting manager DeMarlo Hale said. “We simply enter into (Sunday) saying, ‘Allow’s win the last game.’ “

Heim, acquired in the February trade that sent out previous Rangers All-Star Elvis Andrus to Oakland, homered for the initial time because Sept. 11 and for just the 2nd time because a flurry of five in 3 games July 30-Aug. 1 that included consecutive walk-offs.

“I want I can have a couple a lot more games to maintain the season going,” Heim said.

Willie Calhoun also homered for Texas, leading off the game with a home run for the 2nd time in his career.

Myles Straw drew a two-out dual right into the left-field corner in the third inning to rack up Yu Chang with Cleveland’s initial run.

McKenzie allowed 4 operate on four hits plus four walks in four innings. He lost his last 3 starts of the season, surrendering 14 earned runs in 10 2/3 innings.


Hale advised media traveling with the Indians to leave for Globe Life Area early on Sunday because the afternoon game will certainly be played opposite the Dallas Cowboys’ residence game just down the road at AT&T Stadium.

“Simply attempting to assist,” Hale said. The roofing at World Life Area was open for the initial time because June 8. The 10th time in 80 games this season. First-pitch temperature was 82 levels under a partly over cast sky compared to the constant 72 degrees with the roofing system closed. Texas is 5-5 with the roof covering open. … A first-inning nasty ball smashed by Indians 3B Jose Ramirez damaged via the plexiglass of the photographers’ well adjacent to the far end of the Rangers’ first-base dugout and backfired around it. Nobody was harmed. … Texas rookie CF Leody Taveras was caught stealing for the initial time in 19 career attempts.

Indians RHP Aaron Civale (11-5, 4/03 ERA) has already secured his most wins in a season and the club lead in victories. Civale went 1-3 in September with a 7.39 ERA.