Game Recap 5/13/24 | Guardians Beat The Rangers 7-0

May 14, 2024

Andy Billman

Post-Game Recap

3 Things Around The Game

1 – Bullpen!

Tanner Bibee went five and 1/3 innings but left with the bases loaded.  Nick Sandlin saved the day with two big outs to get out of the inning without any runs, and the Guardians bullpen would have three more innings of shutout baseball. 

2 – JRAM!

Jose Ramirez had a big night, getting two hits for four RBIs.  JRAM now has 37 RBIs on the season.

3 – Rocchio 

Brayan Rocchio is making the most of his opportunity, getting two hits with an RBI on Monday.  

Game Summary

ose Ramirez showcased his prowess with a pair of two-run singles and reached base five times, leading the Cleveland Guardians to a 7-0 victory over Texas on Monday night, dealing the Rangers their first four-game losing streak of the season.

“Watching him play is a joy,” remarked first-year Guardians manager Stephen Vogt about Ramirez. “Hosey’s consistency is truly remarkable. He’s a player who always strives for victory.”

Five pitchers from Cleveland combined for a four-hit shutout against the defending World Series champions. Following Sunday’s 7-0 triumph over the Chicago White Sox, the Guardians secured their first back-to-back shutouts since August 5-6, 2020.

Nick Sandin took over from Cleveland starter Tanner Bibee, entering a scoreless game in the sixth inning with the bases loaded and one out. He managed to strike out Adolis García, Texas’ home run and RBI leader, and retired Josh Smith on a groundout to second base despite a broken bat.

Reflecting on facing García, Sandin commented, “Knowing the batter and having a solid game plan in place, I aimed to get ahead and then expand the strike zone.”

Ramirez continued to shine, delivering crucial RBIs with singles in the eighth and ninth innings, in addition to drawing two walks and reaching on an error in the first inning.

Cleveland’s Brayan Rocchio, batting ninth, broke the deadlock in the eighth inning with a single into shallow center field. This set up Estevan Florial to score, capitalizing on Leody Taveras’ throw to the plate that bounced off the third-base side of the mound.

Andrés Giménez contributed an RBI single in Cleveland’s three-run ninth inning.

Bibee held Texas to three hits over 5 1/3 innings, retiring the first 11 batters he faced until Nathaniel Lowe’s two-out infield single in the fourth inning. Sandin, Hunter Gaddis (2-1), Tim Herrin, and Emmanuel Clase managed the final 3 2/3 innings for Cleveland.

On the opposing side, Texas’ Michael Lorenzen allowed only one hit over seven innings, pitching no-hit ball for 5 1/3 innings, with four strikeouts and four walks. José Leclerc (3-2) relieved Lorenzen and conceded three runs on two hits and one walk.

Notably, it marked the first loss in the 64-year history of the Washington-Texas franchise when its starter held the opposition scoreless and to no more than one hit through seven innings.

Despite leading the American League in runs scored entering Monday’s games, the Rangers struggled offensively, managing just six total runs in their four recent losses.

“We need someone to step up,” urged Texas manager Bruce Bochy. “We have too much talent to remain in this slump.”

García’s recent struggles continued, as he has only one hit in his last 17 at-bats, accompanied by nine strikeouts.


Ben Lively (1-2, 2.63 ERA) comes off his poorest start of the season, allowing three runs in 5 2/3 innings on eight hits and three walks in a loss to the Chicago White Sox. Rangers RHP Jack Leiter (0-0, 12.91) will make his third spot start-up from Triple-A Round Rock, his first at home, with Texas’ starting rotation depleted by injuries.


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