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Lee, Indians aim for sixth straight win over Tigers

Jun 2, 2007 - 1:54 PM Detroit (30-24) at Cleveland (34-19) 7:05 pm EDT

CLEVELAND (Ticker) -- The Cleveland Indians have sent a strong message to their division rival Detroit Tigers in the past week.

Cliff Lee (2-2, 5.86 ERA) takes the hill for the Indians as they host the Detroit Tigers in the third game of a four-game series on Saturday night.

The Indians were 1/2 game behind in the American League Central on Friday, but have won five straight vs. the Tigers since then, and now hold a 4 1/2 game lead.

Cleveland is a league-best 15-4 in division play and will be looking to hand Detroit its eighth loss in nine games.

However, Lee may have a tough time helping them do so. The lefthander is 0-4 with a 4.75 ERA in his last five starts against the Tigers. For his career, he is 3-5 with a 4.92 ERA in 13 games against the defending AL Champions.

In his last start, Lee allowed three runs and six hits in five innings in a 5-3 loss to Boston on Friday.

His counterpart, Chad Durbin (4-1 4.39) will try and get the Tigers out of their rut, and in the process win his fifth straight start. Durbin, who allowed two runs and six hits in a loss to Tampa Bay on Monday, has gone 4-0 in his last seven starts.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    DETROIT 0 1 3 0 1 3 0 1 0 9 16 0
    CLEVELAND 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 13 3 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: DET - CHAD DURBIN, TIM BYRDAK (6TH), JASON GRILLI (7TH), BOBBY SEAY
    (9TH), ZACH MINER (9TH) AND IVAN RODRIGUEZ
    CLE - CLIFF LEE, RAFAEL PEREZ (5TH), ROBERTO HERNANDE

    Jun 2 11:02 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY CRAIG MONROE SCORED MAGGLIO ORDONEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C MONROE ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 9
    CLEVELAND 5 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: I RODRIGUEZ (.289, 3-FOR-4, 3 RBI)

    Tigers vs. IndiansJun 2 10:07 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY GRADY SIZEMORE (10) TO RIGHT CENTER WITH 1
    OUT IN THE 6TH OFF CHAD DURBIN.
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 8, CLEVELAND 5
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: C BLAKE (.279, 2-FOR-2, HBP, HR, 2 RBI)

    Tigers vs. IndiansJun 2 9:40 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY OMAR INFANTE SCORED MARCUS THAMES.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, O INFANTE ON FIRST, I RODRIGUEZ ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 8
    CLEVELAND 4 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: N PEREZ (.175, 1-FOR-3)

    Tigers vs. IndiansJun 2 9:28 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY IVAN RODRIGUEZ SCORED PLACIDO POLANCO AND GARY
    SHEFFIELD.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, I RODRIGUEZ ON FIRST, M THAMES ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 7
    CLEVELAND 4 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: S CASEY (.283, 1-FOR-2, BB, RBI)

    Tigers vs. IndiansJun 2 9:25 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY IVAN RODRIGUEZ SCORED MAGGLIO ORDONEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, I RODRIGUEZ ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 5
    CLEVELAND 4 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: S CASEY (.283, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

    Tigers vs. IndiansJun 2 8:55 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY DAVID DELLUCCI SCORED TRAVIS HAFNER.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, J PERALTA ON FIRST, V MARTINEZ ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 4
    CLEVELAND 4 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: R GARKO (.344, 0-FOR-1)

    Tigers vs. IndiansJun 2 8:15 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY CASEY BLAKE (8) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 3RD OFF CHAD DURBIN SCORED GRADY SIZEMORE.
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 4, CLEVELAND 3
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: T HAFNER (.276, 1-FOR-1, RBI)

    Tigers vs. IndiansJun 2 8:06 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY SEAN CASEY SCORED MARCUS THAMES.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, S CASEY ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 4
    CLEVELAND 1 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: O INFANTE (.323, 1-FOR-1, RBI)

    Tigers vs. IndiansJun 2 7:58 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY MAGGLIO ORDONEZ (13) TO CENTER WITH 1
    OUT IN THE 3RD OFF CLIFF LEE SCORED PLACIDO POLANCO.
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 3, CLEVELAND 1
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: M THAMES (.250, 0-FOR-1)

    Tigers vs. IndiansJun 2 7:53 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY OMAR INFANTE SCORED IVAN RODRIGUEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, O INFANTE ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 1
    CLEVELAND 1 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: N PEREZ (.162, 1 HR, 5 RBI)

    Tigers vs. IndiansJun 2 7:33 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY TRAVIS HAFNER SCORED GRADY SIZEMORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, T HAFNER ON FIRST, C BLAKE ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 0
    CLEVELAND 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: V MARTINEZ (.309, 11 HR, 48 RBI)

    Tigers vs. IndiansJun 2 7:21 PM
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