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Sabathia tries again for 15th win

Aug 24, 2007 - 2:40 PM Cleveland (70-56) at Kansas City (56-70) 8:10 pm EDT

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Ticker) -- Collecting 14 wins in his first 24 starts, C.C. Sabathia had to figure No. 15 would come pretty quickly. On Friday, he will try to reach that mark in his fourth try as he leads the Cleveland Indians against the Kansas City Royals.

Sabathia (14-6, 3.43 ERA) has held up his end of the bargain in search of that elusive win, yielding two runs in each of his three outings, but his offense has provided him with just seven runs of support.

Over that span, Cleveland has dropped all three of the games the hefty lefthander has started in extra innings.

Sabathia, who allowed two runs and five hits over eight frames in the Indians' 4-3 loss in 12 innings at Tampa Bay on Sunday, is searching for his first win since August 3. In Kansas City, he faces an opponent he has had a good deal of success against, going 12-7 with a 3.34 ERA in 25 career outings.

Zack Greinke (5-5, 4.40) makes what he hopes will be a triumphant return to the rotation, starting for the first time since May 6. In his seven starts to open the season, he went 1-4 with a 5.71 ERA.

It has been a different story in the bullpen, however, as the righthander recorded a 4-1 mark with a 3.54 ERA in 38 relief appearances.

Greinke will hope to extend Cleveland's struggles at Kauffman Stadium, a park in which the Indians have only won at three times in their last 11 contests.








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

    BATTERIES: CLE - C.C. SABATHIA AND VICTOR MARTINEZ
    KAN - ZACK GREINKE, JOHN BALE (4TH), JIMMY GOBBLE
    (7TH), JOEL PERALTA (7TH), DAVID RISKE (8TH), JOAKIM SORIA
    (9TH) AND JOHN

    Aug 24 10:56 PM
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    Indians vs. RoyalsAug 24 10:43 PM


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    AT KANSAS CITY - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RYAN GARKO SCORED GRADY SIZEMORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R GARKO ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 1
    KANSAS CITY 2 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: J PERALTA (.275, 1-FOR-2)

    Indians vs. RoyalsAug 24 10:13 PM


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    AT KANSAS CITY - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY ESTEBAN GERMAN SCORED TONY PENA JR.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 0
    KANSAS CITY 2 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: D DEJESUS (.273, 0-FOR-2)

    Indians vs. RoyalsAug 24 9:33 PM


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    AT KANSAS CITY - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY EMIL BROWN SCORED MARK GRUDZIELANEK.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B BUTLER ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 0
    KANSAS CITY 1 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: A GORDON (.245, 0-FOR-1)

    Indians vs. RoyalsAug 24 9:14 PM