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Indians' Lee makes season debut vs. Blue Jays

May 3, 2007 - 3:14 PM Toronto (13-14) at Cleveland (16-8) 7:05 pm EDT

CLEVELAND (Ticker) -- Cliff Lee will make his season debut for the streaking Cleveland Indians when they look to complete a three-game sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays ON Thursday.

A reliable lefthander, Lee (NR) went 14-11 with a 4.40 ERA in 33 starts for the Indians last season. But he was sidelined in spring training due to a strained abdominal muscle.

The lefthander has struggled against the Blue Jays in his career, going 0-2 with a 5.40 ERA in three starts.

Lee returns to the surging Indians, who have won four straight games and are in first place in the tough American League Central. Cleveland is 6-1 entering the final contest of its eight-game road trip.

But Lee might be making a timely return for the Indians, who may have lost starter Jake Westbrook. In Wednesday's 7-6 win in 11 innings over Toronto, he lasted just 1 1/3 innings, leaving the game in the second after an injury that was later described as lower abdominal tightness.

In that contest, Travis Hafner's RBI double in the bottom of the 11th inning off reliever Shaun Marcum was the difference.

The Blue Jays will counter with Dustin McGowan (NR), who was called up from Class AAA Syracuse after Gustavo Chacin went on the 15-day disabled list with a shoulder injury. He was 0-2 with a 1.64 ERA in five starts in the minors this campaign.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TORONTO 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 9 2
    CLEVELAND 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 1 x 6 10 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: TOR - DUSTIN MCGOWAN, SHAUN MARCUM (6TH), JASON FRASOR (8TH), SCOTT
    DOWNS (8TH) AND JASON PHILLIPS
    CLE - CLIFF LEE, ROBERTO HERNANDEZ (7TH), AARON FULTZ
    (8TH), JOE

    May 3 9:52 PM
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    Blue Jays vs. IndiansMay 3 9:44 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND RULE DOUBLE BY GRADY SIZEMORE SCORED MIKE ROUSE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, G SIZEMORE ON SECOND, J BARFIELD ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 5
    CLEVELAND 6 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: D DELLUCCI (.274, 1-FOR-4)

    Blue Jays vs. IndiansMay 3 9:39 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JASON PHILLIPS SCORED LYLE OVERBAY.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J PHILLIPS ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 5
    CLEVELAND 5 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: M STAIRS (.297, 0-FOR-2, RBI)

    Blue Jays vs. IndiansMay 3 8:50 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY RYAN GARKO SCORED VICTOR MARTINEZ.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, R GARKO ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 4
    CLEVELAND 5 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: J PERALTA (.259, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Blue Jays vs. IndiansMay 3 8:42 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY VICTOR MARTINEZ SCORED DAVID DELLUCCI.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, V MARTINEZ ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 4
    CLEVELAND 4 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: T NIXON (.292, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Blue Jays vs. IndiansMay 3 8:39 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY VICTOR MARTINEZ SCORED JOSH BARFIELD.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, V MARTINEZ ON FIRST, T HAFNER ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 4
    CLEVELAND 3 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: T NIXON (.292, 0-FOR-1)

    Blue Jays vs. IndiansMay 3 8:01 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    WILD PITCH BY DUSTIN MCGOWAN ALLOWED MIKE ROUSE TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J BARFIELD ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 4
    CLEVELAND 2 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: T HAFNER (.333, 0-FOR-1)

    Blue Jays vs. IndiansMay 3 7:59 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JOSH BARFIELD SCORED JHONNY PERALTA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J BARFIELD ON FIRST, M ROUSE ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 4
    CLEVELAND 1 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: G SIZEMORE (.247, 0-FOR-1)

    Blue Jays vs. IndiansMay 3 7:52 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY TROY GLAUS (5) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 3RD OFF CLIFF LEE SCORED FRANK THOMAS.
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 4, CLEVELAND 0
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: A RIOS (.270, 1-FOR-1)

    Blue Jays vs. IndiansMay 3 7:40 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY MATT STAIRS SCORED LYLE OVERBAY.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J PHILLIPS ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 2
    CLEVELAND 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: J MCDONALD (.378, 0 HR, 3 RBI)

    Blue Jays vs. IndiansMay 3 7:26 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JASON PHILLIPS SCORED ALEX RIOS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J PHILLIPS ON SECOND, L OVERBAY ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 1
    CLEVELAND 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: M STAIRS (.314, 0 HR, 1 RBI)

    Blue Jays vs. IndiansMay 3 7:25 PM