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Joy In TribeVille Mighty Casey Comes On Through Beat Chi-Sox 10-8


Cleveland Indians third baseman Casey Blake drove in three with a dramatic bases clearing double in the bottom of the eighth inning and the Cleveland Indians open the MLB season 1-0 after defeating the Chicago White Sox Monday 10-8 at the "Prog" in Cleveland. The Tribe had earlier held a 7-2 lead over the Chi-Sox. Chicago though pulled out the lumber touching up 2007 A.L. Cy Young Award winner C.C. Sabathia for 5 runs and 6 hits in 5.1 innings. Reliever Jensen Lewis gave up the tying runs in the seventh as Paul Konerko hit a 2 run double. That set the scene for Casey's fireworks in the bottom of the eighth. Rafael Betancourt got the win in relief, Joe Borowski got the save. Octavio Dotel took the loss for Chicago. Jim Thome went deep twice for the White Sox, Jermaine Dye also went yard. Franklin Gutierrez and Grady Sizemore hit round trippers for Cleveland.


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