To learn about our efforts to improve the accessibility and usability of our website, please visit our Accessibility Information page. Skip to main content
Below is an advertisement.
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Martinez delivers
Photos
Indians 2, Rays 1
Ben Francisco rounds first base after hitting a double in the second inning Thursday.  (AP)
A rain delay of two hours, 45 minutes was not enough to cool down Victor Martinez, who knocked in both Indians runs in the finale. With a series sweep of the Rays, the Indians have put together their first four-game winning streak of the season.
Complete story >  
Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (23-27)
Lost 5
Cleveland 2, Tampa Bay 1   CLE
Cleveland (21-28)
Won 4
May 28, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   1 8 0
Cleveland
0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 X   2 7 0
Standings thru 5/28/09  |  Recap: TB | CLE  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Indians stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Upton, B, CF 4 0 1 0 1 1 0 .192
Crawford, C, LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 .317
Longoria, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 2 3 .324
Pena, C, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 .239
Aybar, W, 2B 4 1 2 1 0 2 3 .284
Zobrist, SS-RF 4 0 2 0 0 1 2 .304
Dillon, DH 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
  a-Gross, PH-DH 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .250
Kapler, RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .188
  Brignac, SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
Navarro, D, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .215
Totals 35 1 8 1 2 9 21  

a-Struck out for Dillon in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Zobrist (12, Huff).
HR: Aybar, W (3, 6th inning off Lewis, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Longoria; Upton, B; Crawford, C 2; Zobrist 3; Aybar, W 5.
RBI: Aybar, W (12).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Aybar, W; Navarro, D; Longoria 2.
Team RISP: 0-for-7.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Upton, B (15, 2nd base off Herges/Shoppach).

FIELDING
DP: (Zobrist-Pena, C).

 
Cleveland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Cabrera, A, SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 .321
Sizemore, G, DH 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 .223
Martinez, V, 1B 4 0 1 2 0 2 3 .359
Choo, RF 3 0 0 0 1 2 3 .289
Peralta, Jh, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .267
Garko, LF 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 .261
  Crowe, CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182
Francisco, B, CF-LF 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .259
Valbuena, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 .182
Shoppach, C 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 .228
Totals 29 2 7 2 2 11 13  

BATTING
2B: Francisco, B (10, Niemann), Sizemore, G (11, Niemann), Shoppach (3, Cormier).
TB: Peralta, Jh; Francisco, B 2; Cabrera, A 2; Martinez, V; Shoppach 2; Sizemore, G 2.
RBI: Martinez, V 2 (36).
2-out RBI: Martinez, V.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Valbuena 2; Choo; Peralta, Jh.
SAC: Francisco, B.
GIDP: Choo.
Team RISP: 1-for-10.
Team LOB: 6.

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Niemann (L, 4-4) 3.0 5 1 1 1 4 0 4.44
Cormier 3.0 2 1 1 1 4 0 2.19
Howell 2.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2.63
 
Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Huff 4.0 4 0 0 1 2 0 10.97
Lewis 1.1 3 1 1 0 1 1 5.54
Herges (W, 1-0) 1.2 1 0 0 0 3 0 1.35
Betancourt, R (H, 7) 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3.71
Wood, K (S, 8) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6.35

Niemann pitched to 1 batter in the 4th.

WP: Cormier.
Balk: Lewis.
Pitches-strikes: Niemann 53-34, Cormier 44-32, Howell 22-16, Huff 71-42, Lewis 28-19, Herges 30-22, Betancourt, R 17-9, Wood, K 7-6.
Groundouts-flyouts: Niemann 4-0, Cormier 4-1, Howell 1-2, Huff 4-3, Lewis 0-3, Herges 1-1, Betancourt, R 0-1, Wood, K 1-0.
Batters faced: Niemann 14, Cormier 12, Howell 6, Huff 17, Lewis 7, Herges 6, Betancourt, R 4, Wood, K 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Cormier 1-0, Herges 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jim Reynolds. 1B: Angel Hernandez. 2B: Bill Welke. 3B: Tim Welke.
Weather: 79 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 13 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:48 (2:40 delay).
Att: 27,356.
Venue: Progressive Field.
May 28, 2009
May 28, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
Below is an advertisement.