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.

Kevin Millwood (1-0) earned the win for Texas. The veteran right-hander pitched seven innings, allowing one run on a wild pitch and five hits.

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.