Final
  for this game

Red-hot Indians face lowly White Sox

Sep 11, 2007 - 2:41 PM Cleveland (84-60) at Chi White Sox (61-83) 8:11 pm EDT

CHICAGO (Ticker) -- The Cleveland Indians' stellar play down the stretch has helped them all but lock up the American League Central Division.

Paul Byrd takes the mound Tuesday as the Indians aim for their 15th win in the last 18 games when they take on the Chicago White Sox.

Cleveland, which has not made the playoffs since 2001, holds a six-game lead over the defending AL champion Detroit Tigers (78-66) in the AL Central.

Byrd (14-6, 4.34 ERA) tossed a four-hitter on September 1 vs. Chicago, which has lost 21 of its last 28 games and is tied with Tampa Bay for the worst mark in baseball.

Byrd had his five-game winning streak snapped on Thursday when he allowed five runs and eight hits in 4 2/3 innings of a 10-3 loss to Anaheim.

Meanwhile, rookie John Danks (6-13, 5.41) looks to avoid becoming the first White Sox pitcher since 1920 to lose seven straight decisions. Danks is winless in his last eight starts and has not won since beating Cleveland on July 16.

One bright spot in a lost season for Chicago is designated hitter Jim Thome, who needs just two home runs to become the 23rd player to reach 500 for his career.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CLEVELAND 0 1 2 0 0 3 2 0 0 8 11 1
    CHI WHITE SOX 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: CLE - PAUL BYRD, JENSEN LEWIS (7TH), AARON FULTZ (8TH), RAFAEL PEREZ
    (8TH) AND KELLY SHOPPACH
    CHA - JOHN DANKS, LANCE BROADWAY (3RD), MATT THORNTON
    (6TH), MIKE MAC

    Sep 11 11:35 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY TRAVIS HAFNER SCORED GRADY SIZEMORE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, T HAFNER ON FIRST, A CABRERA ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 8
    CHI WHITE SOX 3 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: R GARKO (.294, 2-FOR-3, BB, HR, 2 RBI)

    Indians vs. White SoxSep 11 10:45 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY KELLY SHOPPACH SCORED JASON MICHAELS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 7
    CHI WHITE SOX 3 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: G SIZEMORE (.276, 1-FOR-2, 2 BB)

    Indians vs. White SoxSep 11 10:34 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO JHONNY PERALTA SCORED ASDRUBAL
    CABRERA.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, J PERALTA ON FIRST, R GARKO ON SECOND, T
    HAFNER ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 6
    CHI WHITE SOX 3 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: F GUTIERREZ (.272, 1-FOR-2, BB)

    Indians vs. White SoxSep 11 10:15 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO RYAN GARKO SCORED GRADY SIZEMORE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, R GARKO ON FIRST, T HAFNER ON SECOND, A
    CABRERA ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 5
    CHI WHITE SOX 3 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: J PERALTA (.269, 0-FOR-2, BB)

    Indians vs. White SoxSep 11 10:10 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND RULE DOUBLE BY ASDRUBAL CABRERA SCORED CASEY BLAKE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A CABRERA ON SECOND, G SIZEMORE ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 4
    CHI WHITE SOX 3 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: T HAFNER (.254, 1-FOR-2, BB, 2 RBI)

    Indians vs. White SoxSep 11 10:03 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY JUAN URIBE (18) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 4TH OFF PAUL BYRD SCORED PAUL KONERKO.
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 3, CHI WHITE SOX 3
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: D RICHAR (.208, 1-FOR-1)

    Indians vs. White SoxSep 11 9:33 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY TRAVIS HAFNER SCORED KELLY SHOPPACH AND GRADY
    SIZEMORE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, T HAFNER ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 3
    CHI WHITE SOX 1 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: R GARKO (.293, 1-FOR-1, HR, RBI)

    Indians vs. White SoxSep 11 9:02 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JUAN URIBE (17) TO CENTER WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 2ND OFF PAUL BYRD.
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 1, CHI WHITE SOX 1
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: D RICHAR (.202, 4 HR, 10 RBI)

    Indians vs. White SoxSep 11 8:48 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY RYAN GARKO (18) TO CENTER WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 2ND OFF JOHN DANKS.
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 1, CHI WHITE SOX 0
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: J PERALTA (.270, 18 HR, 67 RBI)

    Indians vs. White SoxSep 11 8:32 PM