Jamey Wright allowed two runs in seven strong innings, but took the tough-luck loss. The Rockies couldn't pick up their starter, with Ryan Shealy's first homer of his young career providing their lone run.
Kevin Millwood tossed five scoreless innings to notch career victory No. 100 and help the Indians win their sixth straight. Cleveland collected six hits, but RBI singles by Grady Sizemore and Coco Crisp proved to be enough.
1-Ran for Atkins in the 8th. 2-Ran for Hawpe in the 9th.
BATTING 2B: Hawpe (5, Millwood), Wilson (13, Sauerbeck). HR: Shealy, R (1, 7th inning off Howry, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Garabito; Wilson 2; Hawpe 3; Shealy, R 4; Piedra; Closser. RBI: Shealy, R (3). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Shealy, R 2; Piedra; Wilson; Relaford. GIDP: Closser; Atkins. Team LOB: 7.
BASERUNNING SB: Sullivan (5, 2nd base off Wickman/Martinez), Garabito (3, 2nd base off Millwood/Martinez). CS: Wilson (2, 3rd base by Sauerbeck/Martinez). PO: Wilson (2nd base by Sauerbeck).