Final
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Sabathia takes mound for red-hot Indians

May 1, 2007 - 3:06 PM Toronto (13-12) at Cleveland (14-8) 7:05 pm EDT

CLEVELAND (Ticker) - Looking to rebound from his worst outing of the season, C.C. Sabathia takes the mound for the Cleveland Indians in the opener of a three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday.

In his last outing, Sabathia (3-0, 3.18 ERA) faced the minimum through five innings, then slipped up and allowed five runs and six straight hits. His final line was five runs and seven hits in six innings against Texas on Wednesday in a no-decision.

Sabathia opened the season with three straight wins but has not picked up a decision in his last three outings. He is trying to become the first Indians starter to go 4-0 since Cliff Lee in 2004.

Cleveland has won seven of eight and is averaging over six runs in its last six games.

The Blue Jays, who have won five of seven, will counter by sending A.J. Burnett (2-1, 4.18) to the mound. Burnett was outstanding in his last start, throwing seven effective innings and allowing just four hits in a 6-0 win over New York on Thursday.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TORONTO 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 6 2
    CLEVELAND 0 0 4 0 3 2 0 3 x 12 11 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: TOR - A.J. BURNETT, BRIAN TALLET (6TH), JEREMY ACCARDO (7TH), JASON
    FRASOR (8TH) AND SAL FASANO, JASON PHILLIPS (8TH)
    CLE - C.C. SABATHIA, TOM MASTNY (7TH), JASON D

    May 1 10:48 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY TROT NIXON (2) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 8TH OFF JASON FRASOR SCORED TRAVIS HAFNER AND VICTOR MARTINEZ.
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 4, CLEVELAND 12
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: R GARKO (.271, 2-FOR-4)

    Blue Jays vs. IndiansMay 1 10:31 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY ALEX RIOS SCORED JASON PHILLIPS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 4
    CLEVELAND 9 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: V WELLS (.289, 0-FOR-3)

    Blue Jays vs. IndiansMay 1 10:18 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY VICTOR MARTINEZ SCORED DAVID DELLUCCI AND TRAVIS
    HAFNER.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, V MARTINEZ ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 3
    CLEVELAND 9 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: T NIXON (.293, 1-FOR-2, BB)

    Blue Jays vs. IndiansMay 1 9:45 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY JHONNY PERALTA (5) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 5TH OFF A.J. BURNETT SCORED VICTOR MARTINEZ AND TROT NIXON.
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 3, CLEVELAND 7
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: C BLAKE (.220, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Blue Jays vs. IndiansMay 1 9:23 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JHONNY PERALTA SCORED TROT NIXON AND RYAN GARKO.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, J PERALTA ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 3
    CLEVELAND 4 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: C BLAKE (.222, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Blue Jays vs. IndiansMay 1 8:36 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY TRAVIS HAFNER (6) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 3RD OFF A.J. BURNETT SCORED DAVID DELLUCCI.
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 3, CLEVELAND 2
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: V MARTINEZ (.295, 0-FOR-0, HBP)

    Blue Jays vs. IndiansMay 1 8:28 PM


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

    CURRENT PITCHERS: TOR - A.J. BURNETT
    CLE - C.C. SABATHIA

    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: G SIZEMORE (.253, 5 HR, 11 RBI)
    D DELLUCCI (.255, 1 HR, 3 RBI)
    T HAFNER (.338, 5 HR, 16 R

    Blue Jays vs. IndiansMay 1 7:14 PM