WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) -- C.C. Sabathia never made it out of
Manager Eric Wedge said after the Indians and Tigers played to a
2-2, 10-inning tie it was too early to tell if Sabathia would miss
any time. The 24-year-old is scheduled for an MRI on Monday.
"We'll see how it goes tomorrow," Wedge said. "He was upset.
I take that as a guy who knows he worked so hard to get ready for
Sabathia came to camp in the best shape of his career after
going through a winter conditioning program. The 6-foot-7,
290-pounder had missed his final three starts of the 2004 season
with a strained left hamstring.
The left-hander was replaced by lefty Cliff Lee, who allowed one
hit and struck out two in two scoreless innings.
"I don't know what happened to C.C., but I could tell something
was going on," Lee said. "Fifteen minutes before gametime, they
told me I was starting. It was no big deal because I knew I was
going to pitch two innings today anyway."
The Indians loaded the bases in the bottom of the 10th on three
one-out walks by reliever John Ennis, who then struck out Jeff
Liefer and got Ryan Garko to pop to short to preserve the tie.
"It was a well-pitched game," Tigers manager Alan Trammell
said. "We missed some opportunities to score, but we got our work
in and stayed healthy so it's a good day."
Seven Tigers pitchers combined to allow only six hits while
striking out eight. First baseman Chris Shelton had three of the
Tigers' seven hits off nine Cleveland pitchers.
Jose Hernandez had an RBI single and minor league infielder
Brandon Pinckney hit a home run for Cleveland.
The Tigers scored their runs on an RBI double by Craig Monroe
and a double-play grounder.
The Tigers defeated Tampa Bay, 4-2, in a morning "B" game
in Lakeland. Detroit RHP Fernando Rodney, in his first outing since
having reconstructive elbow surgery last April, pitched a scoreless
inning, striking out two. ... Indians RHP Adam Miller, considered
the top prospect in their organization, will be sidelined until
June with a strained right elbow.