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Indians 5, Rays 2
Willy Aybar, starting for Jason Bartlett, had two hits. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
The Rays lost four straight to the Indians to finish the first half, and while they came in as winners of five in a row, that didn't matter in this series opener. Matt Garza surrendered four runs over five innings, and though the Rays had their chances against Cliff Lee, they were fended off.
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Series at a glance:
CLE
Cleveland (49-62)
Won 1
Cleveland 5, Tampa Bay 2   TB
Tampa Bay (66-45)
Lost 1
August 4, 2008
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Cleveland
0 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 0   5 8 1
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0   2 8 1
Standings thru 8/4/08  |  Recap: CLE | TB  |  Gameday  |  Indians stats  |  Rays stats
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF3000101.273
Dellucci, DH4122001.238
Francisco, LF3010110.273
Peralta, SS3210113.270
Shoppach, C4022010.280
Garko, 1B4000012.240
Marte, 3B4000011.167
Gutierrez, RF4110011.213
Cabrera, 2B4111021.204
Totals335853810 

BATTING
2B: Shoppach (19, Garza).
HR: Cabrera (3, 3rd inning off Garza, 0 on, 0 out), Dellucci (10, 5th inning off Garza, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Dellucci 5; Francisco; Peralta; Shoppach 3; Gutierrez; Cabrera 4.
RBI: Shoppach 2 (35), Cabrera (18), Dellucci 2 (39).
2-out RBI: Dellucci 2; Shoppach.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gutierrez.
GIDP: Dellucci; Peralta.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Peralta (3, 2nd base off Hammel/Navarro).

FIELDING
E: Francisco (2, fielding).
DP: (Marte-Cabrera-Garko).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 2B4032100.280
Upton, CF4010104.269
Pena, 1B3000004.232
Longoria, 3B4000015.276
Navarro, C4000004.300
Aybar, SS4120011.227
Hinske, LF3000012.253
  a-Riggans, PH-LF1000010.242
Gomes, DH4000002.182
Gross, RF4120000.223
Totals352822422 

a-Struck out for Hinske in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Gross (10, Lee).
TB: Iwamura 3; Upton; Aybar 2; Gross 3.
RBI: Iwamura 2 (32).
2-out RBI: Iwamura 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Navarro 2; Upton 2.
GIDP: Longoria.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Navarro (2, throw).
DP: 2 (Aybar-Pena, Longoria-Iwamura-Pena).

 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lee (W, 15-2)7.08222202.58
Perez (S, 2)2.00000202.96
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Garza (L, 9-7)5.07442423.70
Hammel 3.01101304.11
Reyes 1.00000104.57

WP: Lee, Garza.
HBP: Pena (by Lee).
Pitches-strikes: Lee 115-81, Perez 15-12, Garza 102-60, Hammel 45-27, Reyes 10-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Lee 4-15, Perez 3-1, Garza 6-5, Hammel 3-3, Reyes 1-1.
Batters faced: Lee 32, Perez 6, Garza 22, Hammel 11, Reyes 3.
Umpires: HP: Scott Barry. 1B: CB Bucknor. 2B: Joe West. 3B: Ed Rapuano.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:03.
Att: 17,049.
August 4, 2008

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