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Indians hope to continue dominance of Devil Rays

Aug 19, 2007 - 1:05 PM Cleveland (68-54) at Tampa Bay (46-76) 1:40 pm EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (Ticker) - Grady Sizemore will look to help the Cleveland Indians go for their eighth consecutive victory over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays when the teams meet on Sunday in the finale of a three-game series.

Sizemore is batting .364 (8-for-22) with two homers and three RBI in his last six games. The 25-year-old Sizemore has posted a .279 batting average with 21 homers and 67 RBI this season.

C.C. Sabathia (14-6, 3.48 ERA) looks for his major league-leading 15th win as he takes the mound for the Indians, who have won three straight games. The 27-year-old lefthander is winless in his last two starts despite allowing just two runs over seven innings in each of those contests.

Cleveland, which has won 14 of its previous 15 meetings with Tampa Bay, is just 2-6 when it sends its ace to the mound since the beginning of July.

The Devil Rays will counter with James Shields (9-8, 4.22), who has surrendered two runs and 10 hits with 14 strikeouts over 13 innings in his last two starts. The 25-year-old Shields has won just three of his previous 11 decisions.








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    FINAL 12
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
    - - - - - - - - -
    CLEVELAND 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    TAMPA BAY 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
    10 11 12 R H E
    -- -- -- - - -
    CLEVELAND 1 0 0 3 9 0
    TAMPA BAY 1 0 1 4 10 0 (FINAL 12)

    BATTERIES: CLE

    Aug 19 5:37 PM


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    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JOEL GUZMAN SCORED JONNY GOMES.
    FINAL SCORE: TAMPA BAY 4, CLEVELAND 3

    Indians vs. RaysAug 19 5:36 PM
  • 136
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    RUWTbot Added 21 roots (Extra Innings)

    Indians vs. RaysAug 19 5:30 PM
  • 115
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    RUWTbot Added 15 roots (Extra Innings)

    Indians vs. RaysAug 19 5:09 PM


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    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CARL CRAWFORD SCORED JOSH PAUL.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C CRAWFORD ON SECOND, A IWAMURA ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 3
    TAMPA BAY 3 BOTTOM, 10TH
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: B UPTON (.312, 1-FOR-4, HR, RBI)

    Indians vs. RaysAug 19 5:01 PM


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    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY VICTOR MARTINEZ SCORED ASDRUBAL CABRERA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, G SIZEMORE ON FIRST, J MICHAELS ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 3
    TAMPA BAY 2 TOP, 10TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: T HAFNER (.254, 1-FOR-4)

    Indians vs. RaysAug 19 4:47 PM
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    Indians vs. RaysAug 19 4:27 PM
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    Indians vs. RaysAug 19 4:05 PM


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    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY CARLOS PENA (27) TO CENTER WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 7TH OFF C.C. SABATHIA.
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 2, TAMPA BAY 2
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: D YOUNG (.291, 0-FOR-2)

    Indians vs. RaysAug 19 3:46 PM


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    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY B.J. UPTON (17) TO LEFT CENTER WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 4TH OFF C.C. SABATHIA.
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 2, TAMPA BAY 1
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: C PENA (.263, 0-FOR-1)

    Indians vs. RaysAug 19 2:49 PM


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    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY JHONNY PERALTA SCORED TRAVIS HAFNER.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R GARKO ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 2
    TAMPA BAY 0 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: C GOMEZ (.305, 0-FOR-1)

    Indians vs. RaysAug 19 2:40 PM


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

    CURRENT PITCHERS: CLE - C.C. SABATHIA
    TAM - JAMES SHIELDS

    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: A IWAMURA (.285, 3 HR, 16 RBI)
    C CRAWFORD (.316, 10 HR, 63 RBI)
    B UPTON (.313, 16 HR, 54

    Indians vs. RaysAug 19 1:54 PM