Indians beat Rangers 9-6 to clinch second in A.L. Central

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Cleveland Indians Austin Hedges (17) is greeted by Andres Gimenez (0) after scoring on a solo home run against the Texas Rangers in the third inning of a baseball game Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, in Fort Worth, Texas.

Cleveland Indians Austin Hedges (17) is greeted by Andres Gimenez (0) after scoring on a solo home run against the Texas Rangers in the third inning of a baseball game Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Austin Hedges and Bobby Bradley homered, Jose Ramirez drove in three runs and rookie Eli Morgan won his third straight start as the Cleveland Indians beat the Texas Rangers 9-6.

The Indians clinched second place in the AL Central and must win their two remaining games to avoid their first losing record since 2012.

Hedges homered in the four-run third inning, and Bradley did so in the five-run fourth. Nathaniel Lowe, Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Jose Trevino homered for the Rangers.

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