Final
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Indians look to pad AL Central lead at lowly White Sox

Sep 10, 2007 - 2:15 PM Cleveland (83-60) at Chi White Sox (61-82) 8:11 pm EDT

CHICAGO (Ticker) - The Cleveland Indians are one of the hottest teams in the major leagues and are headed for their first trip to the postseason since 2001. The Chicago White Sox look like they have given up on the season.

The Indians will look to continue their charge to the playoffs on Monday when they open a three-game series against the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.

Cleveland has won 15 of its last 19 games to open up a six-game cushion over the Detroit Tigers (77-66) in the American League Central. They escaped the AL West-leading Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim with a split of a four-game series over the weekend.

Chicago is plummeting in the opposite direction, losing 21 of its last 28 games to fall into last place in the Central.

Fausto Carmona (15-8, 3.27 ERA) will take the mound for the Indians. The 23-year-old righthander has been dominant for much of the season, but was knocked around by the White Sox on August 31, allowing five runs and seven hits in six innings. He did not factor in an 8-5 win.

Chicago will counter with Gavin Floyd (1-2, 6.20). The White Sox have lost the last seven games in which the 24-year-old righthander has appeared.

Floyd has actually pitched well of late, allowing just four runs over his last two starts - a span of 12 innings.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CLEVELAND 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 1 6 8 1
    CHI WHITE SOX 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: CLE - FAUSTO CARMONA, RAFAEL BETANCOURT (8TH), AARON FULTZ (9TH) AND
    VICTOR MARTINEZ
    CHA - GAVIN FLOYD, MIKE MYERS (7TH), RYAN BUKVICH
    (8TH), LANCE BROADWAY (9TH)

    Sep 11 1:40 AM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY ASDRUBAL CABRERA SCORED GRADY SIZEMORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 6
    CHI WHITE SOX 2 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: T HAFNER (.253, 0-FOR-4)

    Indians vs. White SoxSep 11 1:24 AM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY CHRIS GOMEZ SCORED VICTOR MARTINEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, K LOFTON ON SECOND, J PERALTA ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 5
    CHI WHITE SOX 2 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: F GUTIERREZ (.271, 11 HR, 29 RBI)

    Indians vs. White SoxSep 11 1:04 AM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY ASDRUBAL CABRERA (3) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 7TH OFF MIKE MYERS SCORED BEN FRANCISCO.
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 4, CHI WHITE SOX 2
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: T HAFNER (.254, 0-FOR-3)

    Indians vs. White SoxSep 10 10:21 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BEN FRANCISCO SCORED KENNY LOFTON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B FRANCISCO ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 2
    CHI WHITE SOX 2 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: G SIZEMORE (.275, 1-FOR-3, RBI)

    Indians vs. White SoxSep 10 10:10 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY GRADY SIZEMORE SCORED CHRIS GOMEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, G SIZEMORE ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 1
    CHI WHITE SOX 2 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: A CABRERA (.313, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Indians vs. White SoxSep 10 9:36 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY A.J. PIERZYNSKI SCORED JOSH FIELDS.
    ERROR BY JHONNY PERALTA ALLOWED JIM THOME TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, A PIERZYNSKI ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 0
    CHI WHITE SOX 2 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: D ERSTAD (.259, 3 HR, 29 RBI)

    Indians vs. White SoxSep 10 8:37 PM