David Murphy had a pair of solo home runs among his four hits and Josh Hamilton put the AL West-leading Texas Rangers ahead to stay with his 20th homer in a 10-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians last night.
Murphy already had both of his homers, his 10th and 11th of the season, before Hamilton hit a scorching liner off Justin Masterson (11-10) into the right-center field seats by the Texas bullpen for a 4-2 lead in the fifth.
Adrian Beltre extended his hitting streak to 17 games, matching a career high, when he led off the seventh with a 411-foot blast.
Matt Harrison (12-9) gave up three runs on seven hits while pitching into the sixth inning in his first start in nine days. The left-hander struck out four and walked one.
The Indians' Carlos Santana had a pair of home runs in the game, numbers 22 and 23 of the season.
Before the game, the Indians added right-hander Zach Putman to their bullpen.Putman, who has never pitched in the majors, went 6-3 with a 3.65 ERA and nine saves in 44 appearances for Columbus.
Outfielder Shin-Soo Choo (left oblique strain) and right-hander Josh Tomlin (right elbow soreness) rejoined the Indians to continuetheir rehabs.
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