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7.01.2007

Saturday's Babelicious Scoreboard


C.C. Sabathia
Cleveland Indians ace C.C. Sabathia (12-2, 3.20 ERA) became the first 12-game winner of the season Saturday after pitching seven good innings against the struggling Tampa Bay Devil Rays. The beefy lefty allowed 3 runs - 2 earned - on 6 hits with 8 strikeouts.

Sabathia has walked only 17 batters so far and fanned 116 in an AL-best 129.1 innings. His 12 wins before the 1st of July are the most by a Cleveland hurler since Hall of Famer went 14-1 in 1974.

Grady Sizemore provided 3 runs of support on a 3-for-4 night while Jhonny Peralta went 2-for-5 with one run driven in. Travis Hafner hit his 13th bomb of the year in the 5th inning off starer J.P. Howell (1-2, 5.19 ERA), who lasted only 4.1 innings after surrendering 5 runs on 8 hits with 5 Ks.

Ty Wigginton went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in the fourth for the D'Rays and Raul Casanova went 2-for-3, including a two-run homer in the ninth off Rafael Perez to spark a comeback attempt. The next batter, Dustan Mohr hit a solo shot, but it was too little too late for Tampa.

The Tribe (48-32) are sitting atop the AL Central with a slim 1.5-game lead over the Detroit Tigers as the 33-46 Rays are dead last in the AL East, a miserable 16 games behind the Red hot Boston Red Sox.

American League
  • Athletics 7, Yankees 0

  • Twins 8, Tigers 5

  • Angels 3, Orioles 6

  • Rangers 5, Red Sox 4

  • White Sox 3, Royals 1

  • Blue Jays 3, Mariners 8


  • National League
  • Brewers 13, Cubs 4

  • Mets 8, Phillies 3

  • Braves 6, Marlins 5

  • Rockies 5, Astros 0

  • Nationals 2, Pirates 7

  • Cardinals 1, Reds 5

  • Diamondbacks 1, Giants 4

  • Padres 3, Dodgers 1
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