Final in 11

Series: Game 1 of 2

Cleveland leads 1-0 (as of 7/19)

Game 1: Monday, July 19
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in 11
Anaheim5
Game 2: Tuesday, July 20
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Anaheim5

Indians 8

(45-47, 19-27 away)

Angels 5

(49-43, 25-21 home)

    10:05 PM ET, July 19, 2004

    Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California 

    R H E
    CLE - -
    ANA - -

    W: D. Riske (5-2)

    L: T. Percival (2-2)

    S: M. Miller ( )

    Two homers, five RBI for Cleveland DH

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Travis Hafner joined a long list of Cleveland Indians who have tormented Anaheim closer Troy Percival over the years.

    Hafner hit his second homer of the game -- a three-run shot in the 10th inning -- and drove in a career-high five runs to lead the Indians to an 8-5 victory over the Angels on Monday night.

    "Hafner came up big, man," teammate Casey Blake said. "There was just a lot of pure emotion coming out right there coming out of everybody in that dugout. It was fun."

    David Eckstein's two-out error on a routine grounder by Matt Lawton set the stage for Hafner's game-winning shot off Troy Percival (2-2) and made all three runs unearned. Hafner's 14th homer, which matched his total as a rookie last season, came on a a 3-2 fastball after a walk to Omar Vizquel.

    "I was trying to go up and out of the zone, and I just threw it a little above the belt," Percival said. "I thought he was more of a down and middle-in kind of hitter, so I thought I could get him to fly out. But he got it. There's not much I can say about it."

    The loss dropped the four-time All-Star's career record against the Indians to 0-9, including a 7.34 ERA -- the three unearned runs notwithstanding.

    "Cleveland had nothing to do with it," said Percival, who needs two more saves to become the 18th pitcher in history with 300.

    "I don't even think about that because honestly, I think I've only given up one earned run against these guys in three years -- or something to that effect, but it hasn't been a lot. It was just unfortunate. I threw a lot of good pitches tonight, but it just didn't work out."

    Hafner and Casey Blake each hit two-run homers against Angels starter Aaron Sele, and Blake added a sacrifice fly in the ninth against Brendan Donnelly for a 5-3 lead.

    But David Riske couldn't close it out, surrendering an RBI double by Chone Figgins and a two-out RBI single by Vladimir Guerrero in the bottom half. Riske (5-2) got the win anyway despite his shoddy ninth inning, and Matt Miller got three outs for his first major league save.

    Japanese right-hander Kazuhito Tadano, making his second big league start, allowed two runs and four hits in 6 1/3 innings and struck out five -- including Garret Anderson his first three times up.

    Bengie Molina chased Tadano with a one-out RBI single in the seventh that trimmed Cleveland's lead to 4-2. Bob Wickman came on to start the eighth and gave up a run on Guerrero's double-play grounder.

    "There's something magical about this team that they're able to come back," Wickman said. "They don't give up. I like a lot of guys on their team. They're a very hard-nosed ballclub. They've got some experience there and they can hit the ball."

    Sele allowed four runs and seven hits in 4 1/3 innings, his second-shortest outing in 12 starts since rejoining the rotation on May 1 when Ramon Ortiz was demoted to the bullpen. Sele has given up at least one homer in each of his last seven starts, following a stretch of 42 combined innings as a starter and reliever without allowing one.

    Lawton opened the game with a single and scored one out later when Hafner drove a 1-2 pitch over the center-field fence.

    Blake, robbed of a home run by Seattle center fielder Hiram Bocachica on Sunday, increased the margin to 4-0 with a towering drive that struck the screen attached to the left field pole with two outs in the third.

    "I just tried to hit it up a little higher this time. I thought he was maybe going to shimmy up the foul pole and grab it," Blake said jokingly. "The only other time it ever happened to me over the wall like that was Torii Hunter last year. That would have been my 18th -- and I didn't hit another one the rest of the season."

    Blake's 16th homer came after Hafner walked and was forced at second on Victor Martinez's grounder.

    Tadano allowed only two baserunners over the first 3 1/3 innings -- hitting Guerrero just above the right elbow leading off the second, and plunking Eckstein in the left side with two outs in the third.

    Guerrero doubled in the fourth, stole third and scored on Darin Erstad's groundout.

    Game notes


    In his first major league start July 2, Tadano gave up two runs on four hits and struck out 10 in a 15-2 win at Cincinnati. ... Blake has three hits in four career at-bats against Sele, and Hafner is 4-for-5 against him with two homers. ... Angels LF Jose Guillen didn't play because of back stiffness. ... Donnelly threw 31 pitches in the ninth while allowing a hit and three walks. ... Cleveland CF Coco Crisp made the highlight reels with a diving catch in left-center against Figgins in the third. Angels 2B Adam Kennedy returned the favor in the eighth, robbing Crisp of a hit with a diving stop in the hole.

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