Final
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Sabathia goes for league-leading 13th win in series opener

Jul 19, 2007 - 1:39 PM Cleveland (55-39) at Texas (41-53) 8:35 pm EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (Ticker) - Hoping to brush aside two consecutive poor starts, C.C. Sabathia and the Cleveland Indians begin a four-game road series with the Texas Rangers on Thursday.

Sabathia (12-4, 3.78 ERA), who is tied for John Lackey and Josh Beckett for the major league lead in wins, is winless in his last two outings. He has surrendered 13 runs and 21 hits over his last 11 frames.

In his last start - a 6-5 loss to the Royals on Saturday - the lefthander surrendered six runs and 11 hits over seven innings. The loss marked the first time since September 16-21 that Sabathia lost two straight decisions as well as two straight starts.

However, he does have a good history against the Rangers, though, as he carries a 6-2 record in 10 lifetime starts against them.

Kameron Loe (5-7, 5.49) will try to recover from his worst start in over a month as he faces the Indians for the second time this season. He surrendered five runs - three earned - and five hits in just 2 2/3 innings on Saturday in a 9-5 loss to the Angels.

Prior to that disastrous outing, the righthander had gone 4-0 in five starts, tossing at least six frames in each outing. Loe will need to reverse his fortunes against Cleveland if he hopes to get back on track, however, as he is 0-1 with a 7.04 ERA in two relief appearances and one career start against them.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CLEVELAND 0 4 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 7 10 1
    TEXAS 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 12 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: CLE - C.C. SABATHIA, RAFAEL PEREZ (7TH), RAFAEL BETANCOURT (8TH),
    JOE BOROWSKI (9TH) AND VICTOR MARTINEZ
    TEX - KAMERON LOE, RON MAHAY (7TH), FRANK FRANCISCO
    (7TH)

    Jul 19 11:40 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MARK TEIXEIRA SCORED KENNY LOFTON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M TEIXEIRA ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 7
    TEXAS 5 BOTTOM, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: S SOSA (.240, 0-FOR-3, BB)

    Indians vs. RangersJul 19 11:38 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BEN FRANCISCO SCORED RYAN GARKO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B FRANCISCO ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 7
    TEXAS 4 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: J BARFIELD (.252, 0-FOR-3)

    Indians vs. RangersJul 19 10:50 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY RYAN GARKO SCORED CASEY BLAKE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J PERALTA ON SECOND, T HAFNER ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 6
    TEXAS 4 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: T NIXON (.244, 1-FOR-2, 2 RBI)

    Indians vs. RangersJul 19 9:56 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY GRADY SIZEMORE (16) TO RIGHT CENTER WITH 0
    OUT IN THE 5TH OFF KAMERON LOE.
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 5, TEXAS 4
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: C BLAKE (.267, 0-FOR-2)

    Indians vs. RangersJul 19 9:47 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY TRAVIS METCALF SCORED BRAD WILKERSON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R VAZQUEZ ON FIRST, G LAIRD ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 4
    TEXAS 4 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: K LOFTON (.307, 0-FOR-2)

    Indians vs. RangersJul 19 9:42 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY TRAVIS METCALF SCORED RAMON VAZQUEZ.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, T METCALF ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 4
    TEXAS 3 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: K LOFTON (.308, 0-FOR-1)

    Indians vs. RangersJul 19 9:16 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY GERALD LAIRD (6) TO CENTER WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 2ND OFF C.C. SABATHIA SCORED BRAD WILKERSON.
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 4, TEXAS 2
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: R VAZQUEZ (.243, 4 HR, 15 RBI)

    Indians vs. RangersJul 19 9:12 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY GRADY SIZEMORE SCORED TROT NIXON.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, G SIZEMORE ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 4
    TEXAS 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: C BLAKE (.268, 0-FOR-1)

    Indians vs. RangersJul 19 9:01 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY BEN FRANCISCO SCORED RYAN GARKO.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, T NIXON ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 3
    TEXAS 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: J BARFIELD (.255, 2 HR, 41 RBI)

    Indians vs. RangersJul 19 8:59 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY TROT NIXON SCORED TRAVIS HAFNER AND JHONNY
    PERALTA.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, T NIXON ON SECOND, R GARKO ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 2
    TEXAS 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: B FRANCISCO (.303, 3 HR, 5 RBI)

    Indians vs. RangersJul 19 8:58 PM
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    Indians vs. RangersJul 19 3:17 PM