Nick Swisher

Lindor slam gives AL champ Indians opening sweep of Rangers

Francisco Lindor's go-ahead grand slam in the ninth inning off suddenly shaky Texas closer Sam Dyson triggered a litany of firsts for Cleveland's budding star shortstop.

And that list of milestones was a lot more fun to talk about than his botched defensive play that jeopardized the Indians' bid at a season-opening sweep.

Lindor atoned for his puzzling miscue with his first career slam and first multi-homer game — along with a career-high five RBIs — and the defending AL champions rallied for a 9-6 win over the Rangers on Wednesday night.

The Rangers went ahead 4-3 in the fifth when Lindor misjudged Joey Gallo's speed, couldn't beat the slugger to second base on an...