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Mazara, Desmond homer as Rangers rout Indians 9-2

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There's home runs, and then there's 453-foot home runs (0:24)

Nomar Mazara crushes the Austin Adams pitch 453 feet to dead center field into the trees that serve as the batter's eye at Progressive Field. (0:24)

CLEVELAND -- Nomar Mazara hit a three-run homer, Ian Desmond had a two-run shot and the Texas Rangers beat the Cleveland Indians 9-2 on Monday night.

Derek Holland (4-4) pitched six innings and gave up one run -- a solo homer by Mike Napoli -- to win for the first time since April 30.

Josh Tomlin (7-1) lasted 3 2/3 innings and lost for the first time since Sept. 15. The right-hander was 12-0 in 13 starts following a Cleveland loss dating back to last season.

Desmond, the game's second batter, gave Texas a quick lead with a homer into the left-field bleachers. Mazara, who is having an impressive rookie season, hit his ninth homer to dead center during a four-run fourth.