Series: Game 1 of 4

Cleveland leads 1-0 (as of 8/15)

Game 1: Friday, August 15
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Game 2: Saturday, August 16
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Game 3: Sunday, August 17
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in 12
Game 4: Monday, August 18
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in 13

Devil Rays 0

(48-72, 19-38 away)

Indians 1

(54-69, 31-29 home)

    7:05 PM ET, August 15, 2003

    Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio 

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    W: C. Sabathia (11-7)

    L: T. Harper (2-7)


    CLEVELAND (Ticker) -- C.C. Sabathia will remember the 2003 season for his first All-Star appearance and his first career shutout.

    The 23-year-old lefthander threw a four-hitter and Josh Bard singled home the game's only run in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Cleveland Indians edged the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 1-0.

    Sabathia (11-7) was locked in a classic pitcher's duel against Victor Zambrano, who allowed just three hits in eight scoreless innings. But the Indians finally broke through in the ninth against reliever Travis Harper (2-7).

    Travis Hafner, who became the first Cleveland player to hit for the cycle in more than 25 years Thursday at Minnesota, led off the ninth with a single. Pinch-runner Zach Sorensen advanced on a sacrifice by pinch-hitter Coco Crisp. Alex Escobar followed with a grounder to short, but Julio Lugo's throw pulled Travis Lee off first and Sorensen remained at second.

    Bard then lined a 1-0 pitch to center field to score Sorensen.

    The win was the fourth in a row and ninth in 12 games for the Indians.

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