Eveland, A's Shut Down Indians

Oakland roughs up Bay Area native Sabathia early
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Apr 5, 2008 10:01 PM CDT
Cleveland Indians' C. C. Sabathia wipes his brow during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Saturday, April 5, 2008, in Oakland, Calif.    (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
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(Newser) – Cleveland's C.C. Sabathia got roughed up in another disappointing homecoming and Dana Eveland allowed one run in seven innings to win in his Oakland Athletics debut, beating the Indians 6-1 today. Jack Cust hit a two-run double in a three-run first inning and Mark Ellis added a solo homer against Sabathia, a Bay Area native who fell to 1-4 with a 7.12 ERA in eight career starts in Oakland.

Sabathia, the reigning AL Cy Young winner, gave up four runs, six hits, and four walks in 5 1/3 innings and has a 7.59 ERA after two starts this season. He allowed three runs in the opening inning against the A‘s. Eveland, one of the players acquired from Arizona in the Dan Haren trade, won for the first time in seven career starts.