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2009-09-09 12:30:00

Cleveland Indians center fielder Grady Sizemore had arthroscopic surgery on his left elbow Wednesday, the first of two operations he needed. Dr. Mark Schickendantz, the team's head physician, performed the procedure at Cleveland Clinic to address inflammation in Sizemore's elbow . Sizemore will have surgery to fix an unstable abdominal wall next Wednesday in Philadelphia. The Indians outfielder hit .248 with 18 home runs and 64 RBI in 106 games.

2009-09-04 21:05:48

Cleveland center fielder Grady Sizemore needs surgeries on his left elbow and left side and will not play again this season. The team said Friday the elbow surgery will be an arthroscopic procedure designed to eliminate his constant pain and the second is for an unstable abdominal wall. The elbow surgery will be performed next week at Cleveland Clinic by Dr. Mark Schickendantz, the team's medical director. Sizemore, 27, went to the disabled list for the first time in his career with the elbow...

2009-09-01 21:35:28

Placido Polanco, Carlos Guillen and Brandon Inge each homered Tuesday to lead the Detroit Tigers to an 8-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians. Polanco and Guillen hit back-to-back homers in the first inning and Inge later added a two-run homer. Aubrey Huff had three RBI. Edwin Jackson (11-6) got the win despite allowing four runs on nine hits and two walks in five innings. Fernando Rodney earned his 30th save of the season. Andy Marte homered and Grady Sizemore drove in two runs for the...

2009-08-16 17:28:01

Kelly Shoppach, Luis Valbuena and Grady Sizemore homered in a six-run sixth inning Sunday and Cleveland went on to down the plunging Minnesota Twins 7-4. Shoppach and Valbuena started the rally with solo shots and Sizemore added a two-run blast. Minnesota has lost eight of 11 games and five straight series. Jhonny Peralta had three hits and drove in a run for the Indians Aaron Laffey (7-3) was the winner, yielding three runs and five hits in 5 1/3 innings. Delmon smacked a two-run homer for...

2009-08-15 18:58:19

Shin-Soo Choo and Grady Sizemore touched off a 13-hit attack with early solo homers Saturday as Cleveland halted a three-game skid by downing Minnesota 7-3. Minnesota was unable to build on a two-hit shutout thrown by Scott Baker Friday. The Twins, who have lost seven of their last 10 games, fell 3 1/2 games behind second-place Chicago in the American League Central. Choo hit his homer in the second, and Sizemore added his in the third before Choo contributed a sacrifice fly. Cleveland broke...

2009-08-05 22:02:40

Aaron Laffey allowed just one unearned run in the longest outing of his career Wednesday, boosting the Cleveland Indians to an 8-1 victory over Minnesota. Laffey (5-3), who is in his third major league season, and was making his 34th career start, went eight innings while giving up six hits. He struck out five and walked one in bringing the Indians their eighth win in 12 games. The Twins slipped 3 ½ games behind division-leading Detroit in the American League Central....

2009-08-02 15:24:23

Grady Sizemore and Asdrubal Cabrera hit two-run homers Sunday, keying Cleveland's 11-1 rout of the Detroit Tigers. Sizemore's homer, his 15th, gave Cleveland a 6-0 lead with two outs in the bottom of the sixth. Cabrera, who had three of Cleveland's 13 hits, clubbed his fifth with two outs in the sixth. Trevor Crowe and Andy Marte also had two RBI, while Shin-Soo Choo and Kelly Shoppach notched one each for the Indians, who won twice in the three-game series. Winner Carl Pavano (9-8) gave up a...

2009-07-26 19:01:33

Jhonny Peralta hit a grand slam Sunday in a 16-hit Cleveland Indians attack that blitzed the Seattle Mariners 12-3. Travis Hafner, Ben Francisco and Grady Sizemore also homered for the Indians, who swept a three-game series and have won four straight overall. Cleveland whacked 11 homers in the series, outscoring the Mariners 31-6. Cliff Lee (7-9) pitched seven innings for the win, yielding two runs and six hits. Franklin Gutierrez hit a two-run single and Michael Saunders drove in a run for...

2009-07-16 22:11:11

Cliff Lee threw his second complete game of the year Thursday, allowing a solo homer among nine hits in bringing Cleveland a 4-1 victory over Seattle. Lee (5-9) is in his eighth major league season, all of them spent with the Indians, and he has nine complete games to his credit. He went the distance four times in 2008. Lee struck out nine on Thursday and did not walk a batter while throwing 112 pitches. Asdrubal Cabrera put Cleveland in front with an RBI double in the first. Jamey Carroll...

2009-07-12 15:58:52

Clete Thomas knocked in a career-high five runs Sunday, fueling Detroit's 10-1 rout of Cleveland. Thomas hit an RBI triple in the second, a three-run homer in the fourth and an RBI single in the fifth. All-Star Brandon Inge hit two homers -- a solo shot in the fourth and a two-run blast in the fifth. Marcus Thames had four hits and one RBI and scored a run in the sixth on a fielding error by Asdrubal Cabrera. Winner Justin Verlander (10-4) gave up five hits in seven scoreless innings with...


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