Cliff Lee, Indians Beat Athletics 7-1

Despite frigid weather, Lee pitches stellar game
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 13, 2008 6:18 PM CDT
Cleveland Indians' Grady Sizemore, right, hits a two-run single off Oakland Athletics pitcher Fernando Hernandez (not shown) in the sixth inning of their game today.   (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
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(Newser) – Cliff Lee's quick and efficient pitching in the wind and cold helped the Cleveland Indians end the Oakland Athletics' five-game winning streak with a 7-1 victory today. Lee repeatedly got his teammates out of the cold and back into in Cleveland's warm dugout, limiting the A's one run and two hits over eight innings. The left-hander struck out eight without one walk.

Two-run doubles by Grady Sizemore and David Dellucci in the eighth helped the Indians win for only the third time in 10 games and avoid their first three-game sweep at home to the Athletics since September 1989. The A's have made at least one error in six straight games, their longest streak since doing it six in a row, July 9-17, 2006.