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Indians gaining serious steam
Tribe makes it six in a row
Jake Westbrook settled down after a rough first inning, while Casey Blake homered and Coco Crisp swatted a two-run triple to spark a comeback win. The victory was the Indians' sixth straight, and enabled them to keep pace with the Yankees for the American League Wild Card lead.
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Indians 5, Devil Rays 4
Coco Crisp's seventh-inning triple drove in the go-ahead runs for the Indians. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
Series at a glance:
Bullpen lets one get away
Damon Hollins delivered a two-run single, while Aubrey Huff and Jonny Gomes each added an RBI hit to help the Rays take a four-run lead in the first inning Tuesday night. The bullpen couldn't hold off the Tribe, though, negating a strong six-inning effort from Mark Hendrickson.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 23, 2005
CLE
Cleveland (70-56)
Won 6
Cleveland 5, Tampa Bay 4   TB
Tampa Bay (51-75)
Lost 2
August 23, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cleveland
0 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 0   5 9 0
Tampa Bay
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   4 14 1
Standings through 8/23/05  |  Gameday  |  Indians Stats  |  Devil Rays Stats
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF4100002.290
Crisp, LF4032001.300
Peralta, SS4000032.302
Hafner, DH4110021.314
Martinez, C4010000.278
Belliard, 2B4000012.282
Hernandez, 1B1001010.235
a-Broussard, PH-1B2110000.258
Boone, 3B3120101.241
Blake, RF3111002.244
Totals335941711 

a-Singled for Hernandez in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Hafner (34, Hendrickson).
3B: Crisp (4, Borowski).
HR: Blake (16, 3rd inning off Hendrickson, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Crisp 5; Hafner 2; Martinez; Broussard; Boone 2; Blake 4.
RBI: Hernandez (25), Blake (41), Crisp 2 (51).
2-out RBI: Crisp 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Crisp; Sizemore; Peralta.
S: Blake.
SF: Hernandez.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
CS: Boone (3, 2nd base by Harper/Hall), Crisp (6, 2nd base by Hendrickson/Hall).
PO: Crisp (1st base by Hendrickson).

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Westbrook-Peralta-Hernandez, Belliard-Peralta-Hernandez, Peralta-Belliard-Hernandez).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lugo, SS4120101.295
Crawford, LF4030001.285
Cantu, 2B5020015.292
Huff, DH4111003.260
Gomes, RF4121010.285
Lee, 1B4110011.271
Hollins, CF4022010.264
Hall, C4000003.276
Gonzalez, 3B4010000.264
Totals3741441414 

BATTING
2B: Lugo (26, Westbrook), Huff (20, Westbrook).
TB: Lugo 3; Crawford 3; Cantu 2; Huff 2; Gomes 2; Lee; Hollins 2; Gonzalez.
RBI: Huff (75), Gomes (35), Hollins 2 (41).
2-out RBI: Huff; Gomes; Hollins 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hall; Huff; Cantu 2.
S: Crawford.
GIDP: Crawford; Huff; Cantu.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Lee (7, 2nd base off Westbrook/Martinez), Crawford (35, 2nd base off Wickman/Martinez).

FIELDING
E: Gonzalez (14, fielding).
Pickoffs: Hendrickson (Crisp at 1st base).

 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Westbrook (W, 12-13)6.210441104.77
Sauerbeck 0.01000002.84
Howry (H, 20)1.11000302.98
Wickman (S, 33)1.02000002.96
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hendrickson 6.05221716.58
Orvella (H, 11)0.22200003.48
Miller (L, 1-2)0.00100004.91
Borowski (BS, 1)1.11000002.43
Harper 1.01000007.09

Sauerbeck pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.
Miller pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

Pitches-strikes: Westbrook 94-57, Sauerbeck 2-1, Howry 28-19, Wickman 17-10, Hendrickson 84-56, Orvella 17-9, Miller 6-3, Borowski 15-10, Harper 12-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Westbrook 13-6, Sauerbeck 0-0, Howry 1-0, Wickman 2-1, Hendrickson 8-2, Orvella 0-2, Miller 0-0, Borowski 4-0, Harper 1-1.
Batters faced: Westbrook 28, Sauerbeck 1, Howry 5, Wickman 5, Hendrickson 23, Orvella 4, Miller 1, Borowski 5, Harper 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Howry 1-0, Miller 2-1, Borowski 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Mark Wegner. 1B: Gary Darling. 2B: Larry Poncino. 3B: Paul Nauert.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:53.
Att: 8,648.

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