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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Michael Choice hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning after ace Yu Darvish blew a four-run lead and the Texas Rangers snapped the Cleveland's six-game winning streak with a 6-4 victory over the Indians on Friday night.

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Choice, who had an RBI single in a four-run second, went the opposite way just over the right-field wall against Marc Rzepczynski (0-2) with two outs for a solo homer. The shot made a winner of Darvish (6-2) after the Japanese ace gave up a season-high nine hits in seven innings.

Texas reliever Jason Frasor got a nifty double play from Elvis Andrus in a scoreless eighth, and closer Joakim Soria had two strikeouts in the ninth for his 13th save.

Lonnie Chisenhall and Asdrubal Cabrera homered off Darvish to wipe out a 4-0 deficit, but the Indians followed a 6-0 homestand by starting a 10-game trip with their fifth straight road loss. They have the worst record in the majors away from home at 9-20.

Chisenhall hit the first three-run homer Darvish has allowed in his three big league seasons, a shot off the foul pole in right field in the third inning. The Indians pulled even an inning later on a solo shot to right by Cabrera, who had three hits.

Trevor Bauer had retired 13 of the last 15 Rangers he faced without allowing a hit when Rzepczynski came on to face the left-handed Leonys Martin and struck him out. But Choice put the Rangers ahead on the next pitch.

Cleveland had a good chance to take the lead in the sixth after singles from Yan Gomes, his third of the game, and Carlos Santana. But Darvish got Mike Aviles and Michael Bourn on called strikes and Cabrera on a weak grounder back to him.

Darvish had eight strikeouts, and three of the four against Bourn.

Bauer had all six of his strikeouts after giving up a two-run homer to Rougned Odor into the upper deck in right field in the second.

The Rangers came close to breaking the 4-all tie on a strange sequence in the fifth.

Shin-Soo Choo had to scramble back to first base on a lineout to shortstop, but he was awarded third when Cabrera's throw skipped into the Texas dugout. Choo was thrown at home trying to score when Bauer's next pitch went to the backstop.

NOTES: An eighth-inning single gave Andrus a hit in all 38 games of his career against Cleveland. It ties the second-longest streak for a player against the same opponent going back to 1914, according to STATS. Vladimir Guerrero had a 44-game streak for the Los Angeles Angels against Texas from 2004 to 2006. Boston's Jacoby Ellsbury had a 38-game streak against Baltimore from 2009 to 2012. Andrus' streak started with his major league debut on April 6, 2009. ... Bauer and Choo were part of a deal involving Arizona, Cleveland and Cincinnati before the 2013 season. Bauer, the third pick in the 2011 amateur draft by the Diamondbacks, ended up with the Indians. Choo went from the Indians to the Reds. He signed with Texas as a free agent this past offseason.

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