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Indians Sweep A's, Scoreless Streak Ends

Laffey permits unearned run, little else as Cleveland stays hot
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser Staff
Posted May 15, 2008 9:53 PM CDT
Indians Sweep A's, Scoreless Streak Ends
Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Masa Kobayashi, right, is congratulated by catcher Kelly Shoppach after Kobayashi got the save.   (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

(Newser) – An unearned run against Aaron Laffey caused by his own throwing error ended the scoreless streak by Cleveland Indians' starters at 44 1-3 innings but didn't interrupt their string of dominant outings. Laffey pitched the Indians to a 4-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Thursday, completing a three-game sweep.

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It gave the surging Indians eight victories in 10 games. In the rotation because of an injury to Jake Westbrook, Laffey (2-2) allowed just the unearned run and five hits in seven innings, struck out six and walked one. He lowered his ERA to 1.35 and has gone seven innings in each of his last three starts without giving up an earned run. (Read more baseball stories.)

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