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Tribe moves atop division
Indians hold off Tigers
Casey Blake and Victor Martinez hit solo homers in the first inning, Josh Barfield added a two-run shot in the fourth, and the Indians held on to beat the Tigers and move into first place in the AL Central. Paul Byrd, who allowed four runs in 6 1/3 innings, hasn't walked a batter in his last five starts. Jason Michaels took away a home run with a leaping catch in left.
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 Blake's home run
 Wedge talks about win
 Michaels on team's offense
Indians 7, Tigers 4
Cleveland's Casey Blake connected on his sixth home run of the season on Friday night. (Duane Burleson/AP)
Series at a glance:
Detroit drops series opener
Nate Robertson gave up five runs on 10 hits over 5 2/3 innings, and the Tigers went on to lose their first meeting of the season against the Indians. Ivan Rodriguez collected three hits and knocked in a pair of runs, while Carlos Guillen had three hits, one RBI and scored two runs. Craig Monroe added a solo homer.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: May 25, 2007
CLE
Cleveland (29-17)
Won 2
Cleveland 7, Detroit 4   DET
Detroit (29-18)
Lost 1
May 25, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cleveland
2 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 2   7 12 0
Detroit
0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0   4 11 1
Standings thru 5/25/07  |  Gameday  |  Indians Stats  |  Tigers Stats
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF5021013.274
Blake, RF2211311.268
Hafner, DH5111014.270
Martinez, 1B5111012.318
Peralta, SS4021010.280
Michaels, LF5110002.281
Barfield, 2B3212100.234
Shoppach, C3020101.326
Marte, 3B4010013.180
Totals3671275616 

BATTING
3B: Hafner (1, Byrdak).
HR: Blake (6, 1st inning off Robertson, 0 on, 1 out), Martinez (7, 1st inning off Robertson, 0 on, 2 out), Barfield (2, 4th inning off Robertson, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Sizemore 2; Blake 4; Hafner 3; Martinez 4; Peralta 2; Michaels; Barfield 4; Shoppach 2; Marte.
RBI: Blake (24), Martinez (36), Barfield 2 (23), Sizemore (24), Hafner (32), Peralta (33).
2-out RBI: Martinez; Sizemore.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sizemore; Hafner 2; Blake.
SF: Peralta.
GIDP: Michaels.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Sizemore (16, 2nd base off Ledezma/Rodriguez).
CS: Blake (3, 2nd base by Robertson/Rodriguez).
PO: Blake (1st base by Robertson).

FIELDING
DP: (Peralta-Barfield-Martinez).

 
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Granderson, CF5010021.283
Polanco, 2B4000021.326
Sheffield, DH4000011.240
Ordonez, RF4110000.358
Guillen, SS4231000.337
Rodriguez, C4032001.278
Casey, 1B4020002.262
Monroe, LF4111003.233
Inge, 3B4000013.218
Totals3741140612 

BATTING
2B: Ordonez (24, Byrd), Guillen (14, Byrd).
3B: Guillen (4, Byrd).
HR: Monroe (6, 7th inning off Byrd, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Granderson; Ordonez 2; Guillen 6; Rodriguez 3; Casey 2; Monroe 4.
RBI: Rodriguez 2 (23), Guillen (36), Monroe (27).
2-out RBI: Guillen; Rodriguez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Inge.
GIDP: Rodriguez.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Rodriguez (2, throw).
DP: (Guillen-Polanco-Casey).
Pickoffs: Robertson (Blake at 1st base).

 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Byrd (W, 5-1)6.19440413.81
Betancourt (H, 9)1.21000101.83
Borowski (S, 15)1.01000107.50
 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Robertson (L, 4-4)5.210553234.03
Ledezma 2.01001205.18
Byrdak 0.21221204.26
Mesa 0.200000011.57

WP: Robertson.
Pitches-strikes: Byrd 73-60, Betancourt 16-15, Borowski 10-7, Robertson 101-59, Ledezma 38-25, Byrdak 22-13, Mesa 10-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Byrd 4-11, Betancourt 2-2, Borowski 0-2, Robertson 12-2, Ledezma 2-2, Byrdak 0-0, Mesa 1-1.
Batters faced: Byrd 28, Betancourt 5, Borowski 4, Robertson 28, Ledezma 8, Byrdak 4, Mesa 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Betancourt 1-0, Ledezma 1-0, Byrdak 1-0, Mesa 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Bruce Froemming. 1B: Mark Wegner. 2B: Brian Runge. 3B: Mike Winters.
Weather: 70 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, R to L.
T: 2:58.
Att: 40,074.

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