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Westbrook looks to guide Indians past Nationals in finale

Jun 24, 2007 - 2:50 PM Cleveland (43-30) at Washington (31-43) 1:35 pm EDT

WASHINGTON (Ticker) - The Cleveland Indians will try to take the finale of their three-game series from the Washington Nationals on Sunday.

To the mound for the Indians is Jake Westbrook (1-2, 7.90 ERA), who makes hit first start after coming off the 15-day disabled list with a strained left abdominal muscle.

In his last rehabilitation appearance with Class AAA Buffalo, Westbrook gave up two runs and two hits with four walks over four innings. He has never faced Washington in his career.

On Saturday, Victor Martinez delivered a three-run home run in the top of the ninth inning to help Cleveland rally for a 4-3 victory.

Washington's Jason Simontacchi (4-5, 6.31) hopes to forget his last outing. The righthander was hammered for a season-high 10 runs and 10 hits in just three innings in a loss to Detroit on Tuesday.

Simontacchi has posted a 5-3 mark in 12 lifetime interleague appearances, including nine starts, with a 6.24 ERA.








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

    BATTERIES: CLE - JAKE WESTBROOK, TOM MASTNY (8TH) AND VICTOR MARTINEZ
    WAS - JASON SIMONTACCHI, RAY KING (7TH), SAUL RIVERA
    (7TH), JON RAUCH (8TH), CHAD CORDERO (9TH) AND JESUS

    Jun 24 4:09 PM


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    AT WASHINGTON - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY JESUS FLORES SCORED RONNIE BELLIARD.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 1
    WASHINGTON 3 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: S RIVERA (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Indians vs. NationalsJun 24 3:41 PM


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    AT WASHINGTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY FRANKLIN GUTIERREZ (3) TO CENTER WITH 1
    OUT IN THE 5TH OFF JASON SIMONTACCHI.
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 1, WASHINGTON 2
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: J BARFIELD (.262, 1-FOR-1)

    Indians vs. NationalsJun 24 2:51 PM


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    AT WASHINGTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY RYAN LANGERHANS SCORED DMITRI YOUNG.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R BELLIARD ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 0
    WASHINGTON 2 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: J FLORES (.214, 1-FOR-1, RBI)

    Indians vs. NationalsJun 24 2:44 PM


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    AT WASHINGTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JESUS FLORES SCORED DMITRI YOUNG.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J FLORES ON FIRST, R BELLIARD ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 0
    WASHINGTON 1 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: J SIMONTACCHI (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Indians vs. NationalsJun 24 2:06 PM