April 6, 2009
MLB: Texas 9, Cleveland 1
Hank Blalock hit a three-run homer and Jarrod Saltalamacchia had a solo homer and three RBI Monday when the Texas Rangers beat Cleveland 9-1.
Ian Kinsler was a 3-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI for the Rangers, who led the majors last season with 901 runs scored.
Cliff Lee (0-1), the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner, gave up seven runs on 10 hits while striking out five and walking one in five innings.
Travis Hafner scored the lone Cleveland run.