Final
  for this game

Lee tries to shut down Athletics again

Apr 13, 2008 - 1:10 PM Oakland (8-4) at Cleveland (4-7) 1:05 pm EDT

CLEVELAND (Ticker) - The Cleveland Indians hope that Cliff Lee can cool off the hot-hitting Oakland Athletics in the finale of a three-game series Sunday.

Lee (1-0, 0.00 ERA) was solid in his season debut against the Athletics, holding them to just an unearned run and four hits over 6 2/3 innings in a 2-1 win last Sunday.

The lefthander is 3-1 with a 2.62 ERA lifetime against Oakland.

With Lee on the mound, the Indians are trying to avoid a three-game sweep. The A's have scored 16 runs in winning the first two games of the series, including roughing up Fausto Carmona on Saturday.

"(Carmona) has some of the best stuff in the game," said Athletics shortstop Bobby Crosby, who homered and drove in three runs. "We started drawing some walks and had to be more patient."

Oakland hands the ball to Chad Gaudin (0-0, 11.25), who gave up six runs and eight hits in four frames in a no-decision against the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday.

Gaudin is 2-1 with a 5.47 ERA in nine career appearances against Cleveland.








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

    BATTERIES: OAK - CHAD GAUDIN, FERNANDO HERNANDEZ (7TH) AND KURT SUZUKI
    CLE - CLIFF LEE, RAFAEL BETANCOURT (9TH) AND VICTOR
    MARTINEZ

    HOME RUNS: OAK - NONE
    CLE - NONE

    Apr 13 4:25 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY DAVID DELLUCCI SCORED JAMEY CARROLL AND GRADY
    SIZEMORE.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, D DELLUCCI ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 1
    CLEVELAND 7 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: T HAFNER (.267, 2-FOR-4, 2 RBI)

    Athletics 1, Indians 7  Bot 8, 0 OutsApr 13 4:13 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY GRADY SIZEMORE SCORED RYAN GARKO AND FRANKLIN
    GUTIERREZ.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, G SIZEMORE ON SECOND, J CARROLL ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 1
    CLEVELAND 5 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: D DELLUCCI (.238, 0-FOR-3, BB)

    Athletics 1, Indians 5  Bot 8, 0 OutsApr 13 4:12 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY GRADY SIZEMORE SCORED JAMEY CARROLL.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, G SIZEMORE ON FIRST, A MARTE ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 1
    CLEVELAND 3 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: D DELLUCCI (.263, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Athletics 1, Indians 3  Bot 5, 0 OutsApr 13 3:12 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MARK ELLIS SCORED TRAVIS BUCK.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M ELLIS ON FIRST, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 1
    CLEVELAND 2 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: D BARTON (.234, 0-FOR-1)

    Athletics 1, Indians 2  Top 4, 0 OutsApr 13 2:46 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY TRAVIS HAFNER SCORED JAMEY CARROLL AND GRADY
    SIZEMORE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, T HAFNER ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 0
    CLEVELAND 2 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: V MARTINEZ (.300, 0-FOR-1)

    Athletics 0, Indians 2  Bot 3, 0 OutsApr 13 2:39 PM