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Contreras rattled in opener
Indians 12, White Sox 5
Jose Contreras never found his rhythm in his first Opening Day start. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty)
 Konerko's homer
 Erstad's homer
Jose Contreras got pounded in his season debut, allowing eight runs, seven earned, on seven hits over one-plus innings in a disappointing opening performance on the South Side. Darin Erstad hit a two-run homer in his first White Sox at-bat and Paul Konerko added a solo blast.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 02, 2007
CLE
Cleveland (1-0)
Won 1
Cleveland 12, Chi White Sox 5   CWS
Chi White Sox (0-1)
Lost 1
April 2, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cleveland
5 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 0   12 13 0
Chi White Sox
2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2   5 10 1
Standings thru 4/2/07  |  Gameday  |  Indians Stats  |  White Sox Stats
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF4321110.500
Nixon, RF4330110.750
  Michaels, RF0000000.000
Hafner, DH5321002.400
Martinez, C4023111.500
Blake, 1B4211013.250
Dellucci, LF4000124.000
Peralta, SS3123100.667
  a-Rouse, PH-SS1000000.000
Barfield, 2B5012013.200
Marte, 3B5000002.000
Totals391213115715 

a-Popped out for Peralta in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Nixon (1, Contreras), Blake (1, Masset), Martinez (1, Masset).
3B: Barfield (1, Contreras).
HR: Sizemore (1, 1st inning off Contreras, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Sizemore 5; Nixon 4; Hafner 2; Martinez 3; Blake 2; Peralta 2; Barfield 3.
RBI: Sizemore (1), Martinez 3 (3), Peralta 3 (3), Barfield 2 (2), Hafner (1), Blake (1).
2-out RBI: Peralta; Barfield 2; Martinez 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Marte; Blake; Dellucci.
SF: Blake.
GIDP: Barfield.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: (Barfield-Peralta-Blake).

 
Chi White SoxABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ozuna, LF3110002.333
  a-Mackowiak, PH-LF2000020.000
Erstad, CF4112000.250
Thome, DH4000020.000
Konerko, 1B3121100.667
Dye, RF4010001.250
Crede, 3B3010001.333
  Cintron, 3B11100001.000
Iguchi, 2B3000003.000
  b-Anderson, PH11100001.000
Pierzynski, C3000013.000
  Molina, C0001000.000
Uribe, SS4021000.500
Totals3551051510 

a-Struck out for Ozuna in the 7th. b-Doubled for Iguchi in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Ozuna (1, Sabathia), Anderson (1, Borowski).
HR: Erstad (1, 1st inning off Sabathia, 1 on, 0 out), Konerko (1, 3rd inning off Sabathia, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Ozuna 2; Erstad 4; Konerko 5; Dye; Crede; Cintron; Anderson 2; Uribe 2.
RBI: Erstad 2 (2), Konerko (1), Molina (1), Uribe (1).
2-out RBI: Konerko.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pierzynski 2.
SF: Molina.
GIDP: Ozuna.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Uribe (1, throw).
DP: (Crede-Iguchi-Konerko).

 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sabathia (W, 1-0)6.08331224.50
Betancourt 1.00000100.00
Hernandez, R 1.00000100.00
Borowski 1.022201018.00
 
Chi White SoxIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Contreras (L, 0-1)1.078711163.00
Masset 3.05332209.00
Sisco 2.00000200.00
Aardsma 2.01112104.50
Jenks 1.00000100.00

Contreras pitched to 3 batters in the 2nd.

IBB: Dellucci (by Masset).
Pitches-strikes: Sabathia 91-61, Betancourt 12-8, Hernandez, R 14-8, Borowski 16-9, Contreras 48-27, Masset 50-25, Sisco 33-20, Aardsma 40-21, Jenks 10-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Sabathia 9-7, Betancourt 1-1, Hernandez, R 1-1, Borowski 1-1, Contreras 1-1, Masset 3-4, Sisco 2-2, Aardsma 2-3, Jenks 0-2.
Batters faced: Sabathia 26, Betancourt 3, Hernandez, R 3, Borowski 5, Contreras 12, Masset 15, Sisco 6, Aardsma 9, Jenks 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Masset 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Charlie Reliford. 1B: Larry Vanover. 2B: Greg Gibson. 3B: Tony Randazzo.
Weather: 54 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 8 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:51.
Att: 38,088.

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