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Indians Place Murphy, Swisher On 15-Day D-L

Wendy Hope/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Cleveland Indians first baseman Nick Swisher and outfielder David Murphy were placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday. The club recalled outfielders Tyler Holt and Zach Walters from Triple-A Columbus.

Murphy tweaked his oblique on a swing during Saturday’s 3-0 victory over the New York Yankees. In 109 games this season, he's hitting .262 with seven home runs and 55 RBIs.

Swisher has been troubled by an ailing right knee. He is batting .208 with eight homers and 42 RBIs.

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Walkoff Balk Helps Indians Sweep Tigers

Jason Miller/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) --  A long afternoon game between the Cleveland Indians and the Detroit Tigers ended with a walkoff balk.

Al Alburquerque's bases-loaded balk in the 13th inning Wednesday gave the Indians an 11-10 victory over the Tigers -- a win that took 5 hours, 16 minutes to clinch.

Detroit took a 9-7 lead into the ninth inning, but David Murphy hit a game-tying, two-run home run off of Joe Nathan. 

Alex Avila gave the Tigers a 10-9 lead with a solo home run in the top of the 13th inning, but the Indians scored twice to cap off a three-game sweep of their division rivals.

Mike Aviles led off the bottom of the 13th inning with a single off of Phil Coke (0-1) and moved to second base on a sacrifice by Michael Bourn. Asdrubal Cabrera was then hit by a pitch. Michael Brantley scored Aviles with an RBI single to bring Cleveland within a run.

Alburquerque relieved Coke and intentionally walked pinch-hitter Yan Gomes to load the bases. Ryan Raburn stepped into the batter's box next and took the first pitch for a ball. As Alburquerque went into his set position, he appeared to move his leg and glove and then stopped. Cabrera scored to end the game.

"It was definitely a balk," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "If they hadn't have called it we would have went out there and argued."

Josh Tomlin (3-1) worked the final three innings in relief for the win. He was the ninth pitcher used for the Indians on the afternoon.

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Indians Sign Outfielder David Murphy to Two-Year Deal

Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After a surprise playoff appearance in 2013, the Cleveland Indians are looking to further improve their roster as they've reach an agreement with free agent outfielder David Murphy .

According to the Dallas Morning News, the deal is worth around $10 million on a two-year deal.

The 32-year-old Murphy spent the previous six-plus seasons with the Texas Rangers. He joined the team back in 2007 when the Boston Red Sox traded him in exchange for then closer Eric Gagne.

Hitting wise, Murphy is coming off one of his worst seasons in the majors. In 2012 he hit .220 with 13 home runs and 45 RBIs in 142 games. In 2012 he hit .304 with 15 home runs and 61 RBIs. For his career, Murphy has hit .275 in eight seasons.

Murphy also has postseason experience, as he's hit .257 in 27 career postseason games with the Rangers.

In 2012, the Indians made the playoffs after winning 91 games, the most games they've won in a season since 2007.

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Rangers Defeat Diamondbacks, 9-5 Behind Profar's 3 Hits

Robert Binder/MLB Photos via Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Texas) -- The Texas Rangers snapped a three-game losing streak on Thursday with a 9-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Second baseman Jurickson Profar led the offensive attack for the Rangers with three hits, while first baseman Mitch Moreland and outfielder David Murphy provided the power with home runs. Every player in Texas’ lineup had at least one hit, while five players finished with two hits or more.

Rangers starting pitcher Justin Grimm (5-3) contained Arizona’s offense, allowing two earned runs on eight hits in six innings of work. 

Right-hander Brandon McCarthy struggled out of the gate for the Diamondbacks, giving up six earned runs on nine hits in 2 2-3 innings.

The Rangers improve to 33-20 on the season, while the Diamondbacks fall to 30-23.

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Cabrera Homers Three Times, But Tigers Lose to Rangers

Rick Yeatts/Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Texas) --  On a night where Miguel Cabrera seemed unstoppable, Daniel Murphy did just enough to carry his team to victory.

Murphy belted a go-ahead three-run home run in the sixth inning to lead the Texas Rangers to an 11-8 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday night.

Lance Berkman and Adrian Beltre combined to drive in four runs for the Rangers (29-15) who were able to overcome a three home run game from Cabrera.

"Very nice to be on the winning side," Murphy said. "Big game, fun game, national TV. We got to witness the best hitter in the game hit three homers."

The 2012 Triple Crown winner went 4-for-4 with 5 RBIs and now has 11 homers on the year.

Robbie Ross (2-0) pitched a scoreless seventh inning for the win and Joe Nathan closed the door in the ninth for his 13th save.  The Rangers took three-of-four games from the Tigers this weekend.

Jose Ortega (0-1) took the loss for the Tigers.

The Rangers placed second baseman Ian Kinsler on the 15-day disabled list with bruised ribs and called up top prospect Jurickson Profar from Triple-A Round Rock.  He is expected to start for the Rangers Monday night against Oakland.

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Rangers Bop Angels 7-3 In Series Finale 

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Texas) --  Yu Darvish was dominant once again, leading the Texas Rangers to a 7-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday night.

After coming within one out of a perfect game in his last start, Darvish allowed three runs on six hits in five innings of work to earn his second win of the season.

"I didn't have everything today. It wasn't my 100 percent, but I had to grind it out," Darvish said through his translator. "The reason I was able to do that was because of all the support from my teammates."

Ian Kinsler, Lance Berkman and David Murphy went deep for the Rangers (4-2), who took two of the three games in the opening series against their AL West Rivals.

Angels ace Jered Weaver (0-1) left in the sixth inning with a strained left elbow.  X-Rays to his non-throwing arm were negative.

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David Murphy Signs Deal With Rangers

Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images(ARLINGTON) -- Outfielder David Murphy agreed to a one-year deal worth just under $5.775 million with the Texas Rangers, avoiding contract arbitration.

The 31-year-old Murphy and the Rangers have discussed the possibility of a multi-year deal.

In 147 games last season, Murphy hit .304 with 15 homers and 61 RBIs.

He is a career .285 hitter during his seven major league seasons with Texas and Boston.

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