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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.
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