Series: Game 4 of 4

Cleveland won 3-1

Game 1: Friday, August 8
Game 2: Saturday, August 9
in 13
Game 3: Saturday, August 9
Game 4: Sunday, August 10

Angels 1

(54-63, 23-35 away)

Indians 3

(50-68, 30-29 home)

    1:05 PM ET, August 10, 2003

    Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio 

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    W: C. Sabathia (10-7)

    L: J. Lackey (7-11)

    S: R. Betancourt (1)

    Scores three runs on just one hit in third

    CLEVELAND (AP) -- Rookie Jody Gerut drove in two runs, and C.C. Sabathia pitched out of trouble early as the Cleveland Indians defeated the reeling Anaheim Angels 3-1 Sunday.

    Anaheim lost for the sixth time in seven games, fell to 5-20 since the All-Star break and had another key player from last year's championship team injured.

    Outfielder Tim Salmon fouled a ball off his left shin during batting practice and was taken for tests.

    The Angels already have center fielder Darin Erstad, third baseman Troy Glaus and designated hitter Brad Fullmer on the disabled list.

    Cleveland won its third in a row as Sabathia (10-7) allowed one run and four hits over 5 2-3 innings, twice getting out of early jams. The left-hander walked four, struck out seven and improved to 2-4 over his last six starts.

    Jack Cressend pitched two scoreless innings before leaving with two on and two outs in the eighth. Rafael Betancourt got the final out of the eighth and worked a perfect ninth for his first career save.

    Anaheim loaded the bases with none out in the third on a walk to Eric Owens and consecutive bunt singles by David Eckstein and Chone Figgins -- but managed only one run.

    Sabathia got Garret Anderson to hit into a double play, scoring Owens. Scott Spiezio then grounded out.

    Cleveland scored three unearned runs on one hit in the third against John Lackey (7-11).

    Tim Laker walked, Jhonny Peralta was hit by a pitch and John McDonald was safe when Lackey mishandled his sacrifice bunt for an error.

    Coco Crisp hit a one-hopper to Lackey, who forced Laker at the plate, though his off-line throw prevented catcher Bengie Molina from turning a double play and kept the bases loaded.

    Peralta scored on a slow groundout to second by Angel Santos to tie the score, and Gerut made it 3-1 with a bloop single to left-center.

    Sabathia also escaped trouble in the first. After walking Eckstein and Figgins to open the game, he got Anderson to pop to third and struck out Spiezio and Robb Quinlan.

    Lackey dropped to 0-3 in five starts since the All-Star break. The right-hander gave up 16 earned runs in his previous two outings, but allowed only four hits and the three unearned runs over seven innings this time. He walked two and struck out six.

    Gerut was called out on an appeal play in the seventh. He doubled and attempted to tag up and advance on a fly ball by Ben Broussard. The Angels appealed the play, and second-base umpire Mike Everitt ruled Gerut left the base too soon.

    Game notes

    OF Milton Bradley, whose .321 average leads Cleveland, missed his second straight game with a stiff back. ... Angels DH Shawn Wooten snapped an 0-for-17 streak with a seventh-inning single. ... Lackey is 1-7 in road games. ... Mike Rupp, who scored the winning goal for the New Jersey Devils in the Stanley Cup finals, threw out the first pitch. Rupp grew up in the Cleveland suburb of Brunswick.

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