Final
  for this game

Carmona aims to give Indians third straight win over A's

Jun 27, 2007 - 3:13 PM Oakland (39-37) at Cleveland (45-31) 7:05 pm EDT

CLEVELAND (Ticker) -- After winning the first two games, the Cleveland Indians look to clinch a win in the third game of a four-game series on Wednesday against the Oakland Athletics at Jacobs Field.

Fausto Carmona (8-3, 3.21 ERA), who has alternated wins and losses in his last four starts after winning his previous six decisions, looks to avoid losing consecutive starts for the first time this season.

Against the Athletics, Carmona is 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA in two starts and one career relief appearance, with the lone decision coming in a 6-3 win on May 12 at Oakland.

In a 4-1 loss to the Nationals on Friday, the righthander allowed three runs and a season high-tying 10 hits over six frames.

Oakland will send Lenny DiNardo (2-4, 2.35) to the mound. In his first 14 appearances as a starter or reliever, he did not allow more than one earned run. However in his last two outings, he has surrendered seven earned runs en route to losing both starts. In a 9-1 loss to the New York Mets on Friday, the lefthander yielded six runs - two earned - and seven hits over 5 1/3 innings.

In four lifetime relief appearances against Cleveland, DiNardo carries a 2.84 ERA and has not factored into a decision.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    OAKLAND 3 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 13 18 0
    CLEVELAND 0 2 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 7 11 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: OAK - LENNY DINARDO, COLBY LEWIS (6TH), DALLAS BRADEN (6TH),
    SANTIAGO CASILLA (8TH) AND KURT SUZUKI
    CLE - FAUSTO CARMONA, JASON STANFORD (2ND), EDWARD
    MUJICA (7TH)

    Jun 27 10:58 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY SHANNON STEWART (6) TO CENTER WITH 1
    OUT IN THE 9TH OFF EDWARD MUJICA SCORED TRAVIS BUCK.
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 13, CLEVELAND 7
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: N SWISHER (.281, 1-FOR-4, BB, RBI)

    Athletics vs. IndiansJun 27 10:45 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY TRAVIS HAFNER (12) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 7TH OFF DALLAS BRADEN.
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 11, CLEVELAND 7
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: J PERALTA (.285, 2-FOR-3, HR, RBI)

    Athletics vs. IndiansJun 27 10:17 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY CASEY BLAKE (11) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN THE
    7TH OFF DALLAS BRADEN.
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 11, CLEVELAND 6
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: V MARTINEZ (.313, 1-FOR-3)

    Athletics vs. IndiansJun 27 10:14 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JACK CUST SCORED SHANNON STEWART.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J CUST ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 11
    CLEVELAND 5 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: E CHAVEZ (.244, 3-FOR-3, BB, RBI)

    Athletics vs. IndiansJun 27 9:41 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY FRANKLIN GUTIERREZ (4) TO LEFT WITH 1
    OUT IN THE 6TH OFF COLBY LEWIS SCORED JHONNY PERALTA AND JASON
    MICHAELS.
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 10, CLEVELAND 5
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: J BARFIELD (.265, 0-FOR-2)

    Athletics vs. IndiansJun 27 9:28 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MARCO SCUTARO SCORED ERIC CHAVEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M SCUTARO ON FIRST, D JOHNSON ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 10
    CLEVELAND 2 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: K SUZUKI (.455, 1-FOR-2, BB, HR, 2 RBI)

    Athletics vs. IndiansJun 27 9:15 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY GRADY SIZEMORE SCORED RYAN GARKO.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, G SIZEMORE ON FIRST, J MICHAELS ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 9
    CLEVELAND 2 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: C BLAKE (.273, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Athletics vs. IndiansJun 27 8:15 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JHONNY PERALTA (13) TO CENTER WITH 0 OUT
    IN THE 2ND OFF LENNY DINARDO.
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 9, CLEVELAND 1
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: R GARKO (.292, 9 HR, 29 RBI)

    Athletics vs. IndiansJun 27 8:03 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY DAN JOHNSON SCORED ERIC CHAVEZ.
    SITUATION: 6 RUNS IN, D JOHNSON ON FIRST, M ELLIS ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 9
    CLEVELAND 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: M SCUTARO (.241, 1-FOR-1)

    Athletics vs. IndiansJun 27 7:54 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY ERIC CHAVEZ SCORED NICK SWISHER.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, E CHAVEZ ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 8
    CLEVELAND 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: M ELLIS (.275, 0-FOR-1)

    Athletics vs. IndiansJun 27 7:52 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY JACK CUST SCORED SHANNON STEWART.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, N SWISHER ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 7
    CLEVELAND 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: E CHAVEZ (.238, 1-FOR-1)

    Athletics vs. IndiansJun 27 7:49 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY NICK SWISHER SCORED TRAVIS BUCK.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, N SWISHER ON SECOND, S STEWART ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 6
    CLEVELAND 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: J CUST (.274, 1-FOR-1, HR, 3 RBI)

    Athletics vs. IndiansJun 27 7:43 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY KURT SUZUKI (2) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 2ND OFF FAUSTO CARMONA SCORED MARCO SCUTARO.
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 5, CLEVELAND 0
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: T BUCK (.280, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Athletics vs. IndiansJun 27 7:39 PM


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

    CURRENT PITCHERS: OAK - LENNY DINARDO
    CLE - FAUSTO CARMONA

    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: G SIZEMORE (.282, 13 HR, 35 RBI)
    C BLAKE (.273, 10 HR, 38 RBI)
    V MARTINEZ (.313, 14 HR, 62

    Athletics vs. IndiansJun 27 7:21 PM