Final
  for this game

Sabathia looks for 12th win vs. lowly Devil Rays

Jun 30, 2007 - 1:10 PM Tampa Bay (33-45) at Cleveland (47-32) 7:05 pm EDT

CLEVELAND (Ticker) -- Cleveland Indians' starter C. C. Sabathia looks to prey on the feeble Tampa Bay Devil Rays as the teams continue their three-game series on Saturday.

Sabathia (11-2, 3.24 ERA) is the major league-leader in wins and takes the mound seeking his third straight win for the league's best home team.

The burly lefthander can match his season win total of last season and record his ninth home win in 10 starts here as the Indians aim for their third straight win.

Sabathia's home mark is the best in the league for Cleveland which, by no coincidence is the best home team with a record of 28-12 at Jacobs Field.

In his last start Sabathia beat Oakland as he hurled a complete game on Monday, surrendering just two runs and scattering nine hits.

Now, the two-time All-star is set to beat up on a Tampa Bay squad that has lost five straight and 12 of its last 16.

J.P. Howell (1-1, 4.45) takes the mound for the Devil Rays looking to put an end to their recent skid. Howell, who has not won in nearly a month, allowed three runs and eight hits in five innings against Chicago on Monday.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TAMPA BAY 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 6 9 1
    CLEVELAND 0 2 0 2 1 3 0 0 x 8 15 3 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: TAM - J.P. HOWELL, JASON HAMMEL (5TH), BRIAN STOKES (7TH) AND RAUL
    CASANOVA
    CLE - C.C. SABATHIA, RAFAEL PEREZ (8TH), JOE BOROWSKI
    (9TH) AND VICTOR MARTINEZ

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    Jun 30 10:19 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY DUSTAN MOHR (1) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN THE
    9TH OFF RAFAEL PEREZ.
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 6, CLEVELAND 8
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: A IWAMURA (.293, 0-FOR-4)

    Rays vs. IndiansJun 30 10:13 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY RAUL CASANOVA (3) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 9TH OFF RAFAEL PEREZ SCORED JOSH WILSON.
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 5, CLEVELAND 8
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: D MOHR (.143, 1-FOR-3, RBI)

    Rays vs. IndiansJun 30 10:10 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JHONNY PERALTA SCORED GRADY SIZEMORE.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, J PERALTA ON FIRST, C BLAKE ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 3
    CLEVELAND 8 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: J MICHAELS (.298, 0-FOR-2, HBP)

    Rays vs. IndiansJun 30 9:21 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CASEY BLAKE SCORED FRANKLIN GUTIERREZ AND JOSH
    BARFIELD.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, C BLAKE ON FIRST, G SIZEMORE ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 3
    CLEVELAND 7 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: V MARTINEZ (.321, 2-FOR-3)

    Rays vs. IndiansJun 30 9:16 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY TY WIGGINTON SCORED DELMON YOUNG.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, T WIGGINTON ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 3
    CLEVELAND 5 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: J GOMES (.264, 1-FOR-2)

    Rays vs. IndiansJun 30 8:57 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY TRAVIS HAFNER (13) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 5TH OFF J.P. HOWELL.
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 2, CLEVELAND 5
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: J PERALTA (.277, 0-FOR-2)

    Rays vs. IndiansJun 30 8:41 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY DUSTAN MOHR SCORED JOSH WILSON.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, D MOHR ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 2
    CLEVELAND 4 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: A IWAMURA (.297, 0-FOR-2)

    Rays vs. IndiansJun 30 8:32 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY RAUL CASANOVA SCORED JONNY GOMES.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J WILSON ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 1
    CLEVELAND 4 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: D MOHR (.000, 0-FOR-1)

    Rays vs. IndiansJun 30 8:30 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY GRADY SIZEMORE SCORED JOSH BARFIELD.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, G SIZEMORE ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 0
    CLEVELAND 4 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: C BLAKE (.272, 0-FOR-2)

    Rays vs. IndiansJun 30 8:23 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY JOSH BARFIELD SCORED RYAN GARKO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J BARFIELD ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 0
    CLEVELAND 3 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: G SIZEMORE (.281, 1-FOR-2, 2 RBI)

    Rays vs. IndiansJun 30 8:19 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY GRADY SIZEMORE SCORED JASON MICHAELS AND RYAN
    GARKO.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, G SIZEMORE ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 0
    CLEVELAND 2 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: C BLAKE (.273, 0-FOR-1)

    Rays vs. IndiansJun 30 7:44 PM