Final
  for this game

Byrd, Indians seek to continue dominance of Devil Rays

Apr 21, 2007 - 2:51 PM Cleveland (7-6) at Tampa Bay (6-10) 7:10 pm EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (Ticker) -- Nobody has been able to score off Paul Byrd this season.

The Cleveland Indians seek their eighth straight win against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays when the teams meet on Saturday.

Byrd (1-0, 0.00 ERA) will take the mound for Cleveland. In his first official start against the Chicago White Sox last Saturday, the veteran righthander allowed just five hits in six scoreless innings in a 4-0 victory.

The 12-year veteran is 1-1 with a 5.70 ERA in five career starts against Tampa Bay.

In his first actual start on April 6, Byrd did not allow a hit over 4 2/3 innings to Seattle before the game was called due to snow, coming within one out of being ruled an official game.

Cleveland's Travis Hafner, who has reached base safely in nine straight plate appearances, has four consecutive multi-hit games and 11 hits in his last 15 at bats.

The Devil Rays will counter with Jae Seo (0-1, 7.71). He pitched seven innings in his last outing - a no-decision in a 6-4 victory over the Twins.

Seo is 0-1 with a 4.76 ERA in three career starts against the Indians. Josh Barfield is the only Cleveland batter to face the righthander more than five times, hitting .286 (2-for-7).








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CLEVELAND 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 5 10 1
    TAMPA BAY 0 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 x 6 11 2 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: CLE - PAUL BYRD, FERNANDO CABRERA (7TH) AND KELLY SHOPPACH, VICTOR
    MARTINEZ (8TH)
    TAM - JAE SEO, BRIAN STOKES (7TH), JUAN SALAS (8TH),
    SHAWN CAMP (8TH), AL REYES (

    Apr 21 9:54 PM


  • AL
    AT TAMPA BAY - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: F Cabrera relieved P Byrd.
    SITUATION: 0 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 5
    TAMPA BAY 6 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: C Crawford (.275, 0-FOR-3)

    Apr 21 9:16 PM


  • AL
    AT TAMPA BAY - PITCHING CHANGE
    CLE: FERNANDO CABRERA (0-0, 0.00) STARTING THE 7TH
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 5, TAMPA BAY 6
    DUE UP FOR TAMPABAY: C CRAWFORD (.275, 0-FOR-3)

    Apr 21 9:16 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CLEVELAND 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 5 10 1
    TAMPA BAY 0 3 2 0 0 1 6 11 2 (BOT 7)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: CLE - PAUL BYRD
    TAM - BRIAN STOKES

    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: C CRAWFORD (.275, 0-FOR-3)
    T WIGGINTON (.318, 3-FOR-3, HR, RBI)
    D YOUNG (.309, 2-FOR-3, RBI)

    Apr 21 9:15 PM


  • AL
    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY BEN ZOBRIST SCORED B.J. UPTON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 5
    TAMPA BAY 6 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: J PAUL (.313, 0-FOR-2)

    Indians vs. RaysApr 21 8:57 PM


  • AL
    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY TRAVIS HAFNER (4) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 5TH OFF JAE SEO SCORED GRADY SIZEMORE AND DAVID DELLUCCI.
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 5, TAMPA BAY 5
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: V MARTINEZ (.346, 0-FOR-2)

    Apr 21 8:28 PM


  • AL
    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY TRAVIS HAFNER (4) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 5TH OFF JAE SEO SCORED GRADY SIZEMORE AND DAVID DELLUCCI.
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 5, TAMPA BAY 5
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: V MARTINEZ (.346, 0-FOR-2)

    Indians vs. RaysApr 21 8:28 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CLEVELAND 0 2 0 0 2 4 0
    TAMPA BAY 0 3 2 0 5 7 0 (TOP 5)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: CLE - PAUL BYRD
    TAM - JAE SEO

    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: A MARTE (.194, 0-FOR-1, RBI)
    G SIZEMORE (.283, 0-FOR-1, BB)
    D DELLUCCI (.244, 0-FOR-2)

    Apr 21 8:19 PM


  • AL
    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY AKINORI IWAMURA SCORED DELMON YOUNG.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, A IWAMURA ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 2
    TAMPA BAY 5 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: B UPTON (.341, 1-FOR-1, RBI)

    Indians vs. RaysApr 21 8:06 PM


  • AL
    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY DELMON YOUNG SCORED TY WIGGINTON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D YOUNG ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 2
    TAMPA BAY 4 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: A IWAMURA (.333, 0-FOR-1)

    Indians vs. RaysApr 21 8:06 PM


  • AL
    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BEN ZOBRIST SCORED B.J. UPTON.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, B ZOBRIST ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 2
    TAMPA BAY 3 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: J PAUL (.357, 0 HR, 3 RBI)

    Apr 21 7:50 PM


  • AL
    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BEN ZOBRIST SCORED B.J. UPTON.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, B ZOBRIST ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 2
    TAMPA BAY 3 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: J PAUL (.357, 0 HR, 3 RBI)

    Indians vs. RaysApr 21 7:50 PM


  • AL
    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY B.J. UPTON SCORED DELMON YOUNG.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, B UPTON ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 2
    TAMPA BAY 2 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: B ZOBRIST (.160, 1 HR, 3 RBI)

    Apr 21 7:49 PM


  • AL
    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY B.J. UPTON SCORED DELMON YOUNG.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, B UPTON ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 2
    TAMPA BAY 2 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: B ZOBRIST (.160, 1 HR, 3 RBI)

    Indians vs. RaysApr 21 7:49 PM


  • AL
    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY TY WIGGINTON (4) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN THE
    2ND OFF PAUL BYRD.
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 2, TAMPA BAY 1
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: D YOUNG (.292, 3 HR, 11 RBI)

    Apr 21 7:44 PM


  • AL
    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY TY WIGGINTON (4) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN THE
    2ND OFF PAUL BYRD.
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 2, TAMPA BAY 1
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: D YOUNG (.292, 3 HR, 11 RBI)

    Indians vs. RaysApr 21 7:44 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CLEVELAND 0 2 2 3 0
    TAMPA BAY 0 0 0 0 (BOT 2)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: CLE - PAUL BYRD
    TAM - JAE SEO

    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: T WIGGINTON (.286, 3 HR, 12 RBI)
    D YOUNG (.292, 3 HR, 11 RBI)
    A IWAMURA (.340, 1 HR, 3 RBI)

    Apr 21 7:41 PM


  • AL
    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JOSH BARFIELD SCORED TROT NIXON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J BARFIELD ON FIRST, K SHOPPACH ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 1
    TAMPA BAY 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: A MARTE (.200, 1 HR, 7 RBI)

    Indians vs. RaysApr 21 7:35 PM