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Box > Cleveland 5, Cincinnati 3
Tribe evens up Battle of Ohio
C.C. Sabathia allowed three runs, only two earned, in six innings of work to end his three-game losing streak. The lefty also took the rare opportunity afforded him by Interleague Play to blast a two-run homer in the fourth.
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In addition to his solid work on the mound, C.C. Sabathia also hit a two-run homer to center field. (David Kohl/AP)
Elizardo Ramirez lasted seven innings against the Indians, but a four-run fourth cost the young right-hander the win. Ken Griffey Jr. drove in two runs, one in the first inning and another in the third, in the losing effort.
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CLE
Cleveland (18-23)
Won 1
Cleveland 5, Cincinnati 3   CIN
Cincinnati (15-27)
Lost 1
May 21, 2005
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Cleveland
1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0   5 8 2
Cincinnati
1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   3 9 0
Standings through 5/21/05  |  Gameday  |  Indians Stats  |  Reds Stats
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF4000010.273
Blake, RF4010000.195
Broussard, 1B4120001.265
Martinez, C4011011.195
Gerut, LF4110012.400
Boone, 3B3100010.162
Cora, 2B3010002.228
Peralta, SS4112002.258
Sabathia, P3112000.333
Howry, P0000000.000
Rhodes, P0000000.000
a-Belliard, PH1000001.260
Wickman, P0000000.000
Totals34585049 

a-Grounded out for Rhodes in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Broussard (12, Ramirez), Cora (4, Wagner).
HR: Sabathia (1, 4th inning off Ramirez, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Blake; Broussard 3; Martinez; Gerut; Cora 2; Peralta; Sabathia 4.
RBI: Martinez (11), Peralta 2 (14), Sabathia 2 (2).
2-out RBI: Martinez; Peralta 2; Sabathia 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Belliard.
GIDP: Peralta.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
E: Peralta (7, throw), Blake (2, fielding).
DP: (Cora-Peralta-Broussard).

 
CincinnatiABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lopez, F, SS4010011.296
Bergolla, 2B4210001.154
Casey, 1B4131010.302
Griffey, CF4012011.260
Dunn, LF4000023.254
Randa, 3B4000010.286
Kearns, RF4020010.248
Valentin, C4010002.205
Ramirez, P2000022.000
a-Lopez, L, PH1000001.000
Mercker, P0000000.000
Wagner, P0000000.000
Totals353930911 

a-Popped out for Ramirez in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Casey (12, Sabathia), Kearns (8, Sabathia).
TB: Lopez, F; Bergolla; Casey 4; Griffey; Kearns 3; Valentin.
RBI: Griffey 2 (26), Casey (21).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ramirez.
GIDP: Dunn.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
DP: (Randa-Bergolla-Casey).

 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sabathia (W, 3-3)6.07320603.48
Howry (H, 5)1.11000102.55
Rhodes (H, 8)0.21000200.92
Wickman (S, 12)1.00000003.52
 
CincinnatiIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Ramirez (L, 0-2)7.07550314.80
Mercker 1.00000002.29
Wagner 1.01000104.09

WP: Ramirez.
HBP: Cora (by Ramirez), Boone (by Ramirez).
Pitches-strikes: Sabathia 103-73, Howry 31-19, Rhodes 11-8, Wickman 18-12, Ramirez 94-64, Mercker 15-9, Wagner 15-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Sabathia 10-2, Howry 1-2, Rhodes 0-0, Wickman 2-1, Ramirez 9-9, Mercker 2-1, Wagner 2-0.
Batters faced: Sabathia 24, Howry 5, Rhodes 3, Wickman 3, Ramirez 29, Mercker 3, Wagner 4.
Umpires: HP: Tim Welke. 1B: Brian O'Nora. 2B: Gary Cederstrom. 3B: Bill Welke.
Weather: 71 degrees, clear.
Wind: 8 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:43.
Att: 31,083.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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