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Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Danny Salazar delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers on Friday, in Cleveland.

Murphy, Salazar lead Indians past Rangers, 12-2

CLEVELAND – David Murphy was 4 for 4 with two RBIs against his former team, Danny Salazar allowed an unearned run in six innings, and the Cleveland Indians routed the Texas Rangers 12-2 on Friday night.

Murphy, who played for Texas from 2007-13 before signing a two-year contract with the Indians in November, had a two-run double in the fifth when Cleveland scored six times. He doubled in the second and added singles in the fourth and sixth.

Murphy also threw out a runner at home from right field in the second to end the Rangers’ scoring threat.

Salazar (4-4) won his third straight start since being recalled from the minors last month. The right-hander was moved into Friday’s start to replace Justin Masterson, who was traded to St. Louis on Wednesday.

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