« Home | Dye Signs Two Year Deal With Chi-Sox » | Angry No Longer Zambrano Cubs Agree To Five Year D... » | Selig Says Giambi Faces No Suspension » | Atlantic League Suspends Offerman Indefinitely » | Yankees Hall of Fame Shortstop Phil Rizzuto Dies A... » | Red Hot Yankees Torch Tribe 11-2 » | Ankiel Goes Deep Twice Cards Top Dodgers 6-1 » | Bombers Spank Tribe 6-1 » | Barry Bonds Home Run King...Deal With It » | Rocket Grounded For Five Games »

Tribe Increases Lead In Central With 5-2 Win Over D-Rays


The Cleveland Indians increased their lead in the American League Central Division to a game and a half over Detroit as they trounced the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 8-1 Saturday. Cleveland starter Jake Westbrook had one of his best starts of the campaign, allowing just 2 hits and one run over seven frames. Offensively for Cleveland the big boppers were centerfielder Grady Sizemore who hit a solo dinger, and rookie second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera hit his first Major League home run a three run shot in the second. Cabrera, who was acquired last year from Seattle for first baseman Eduardo Perez has made a meteoric rise this year in the Indians system. He was called up to the Bigs from Triple A Buffalo on August 7, and may be pushing regular second baseman Jesse Barfield for more playing time. The win combined with Detroit's loss to the Yankees 5-2 have given the Indians a little breathing room in the tight A.L. Central race.
© Copyright 2007 thesackattack.com

About us

  • I'm Matt Loede
  • From Cleveland, Ohio, United States
  • Matt has been involved in sports media for over ten years, with experience covering the NFL, NBA, and MLB for the past 13+ years.
View My Complete Profile


  • I'm Stepen Rhodes
  • From Crescent City, CA
  • Stephen Rhodes has been a diehard Cincinnati Reds and MLB fan since the early 70's; his insight into today's game should make for interesting reading at The Game Of Baseball.
View My Complete Profile
    Shop Teamstore.com

    Champs Sports (Footlocker.com, Inc.)