Shin-Soo Choo started in right field and went 1-for-3 on Opening Day. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
By Anthony Castrovince / MLB.com
Cliff Lee got off to a rough start in 2009, yielding seven runs over five frames in an Opening Day loss to the Rangers. The Tribe offense also struggled, managing just five hits off Texas starter Kevin Millwood and two relievers.
WP: Millwood. Pitches-strikes: Lee, Cl 79-53, Kobayashi 8-7, Perez, R 8-5, Lewis 28-17,
Millwood 113-72, Wilson, C 10-6, Francisco, F 11-8. Groundouts-flyouts: Lee, Cl 3-6, Kobayashi 1-2,
Perez, R 0-2, Lewis 1-0, Millwood 8-2, Wilson, C 0-2, Francisco, F 0-1. Batters faced: Lee, Cl 26,
Kobayashi 4, Perez, R 3, Lewis 7, Millwood 25, Wilson, C 3, Francisco, F 3. Umpires: HP: Jerry Crawford.
1B: Tom Hallion. 2B: Phil Cuzzi. 3B: Ed Hickox. Weather: 49 degrees, sunny. Wind: 12 mph, Out to CF. T:
2:33. Att: 49,916. Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. April 6, 2009 April 6, 2009
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner