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No help for Jackson
Indians 2, Devil Rays 1
Josh Paul tags out Victor Martinez at home during the seventh inning. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
 Iwamura's diving play
 Young's strong throw
Edwin Jackson, coming off a shutout in his last start, again pitched well enough to win but the Rays stranded nine runners en route to a loss to the Tribe. Tampa Bay knocked 11 hits but scored only once.
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Series at a glance:
CLE
Cleveland (67-54)
Won 2
Cleveland 2, Tampa Bay 1   TB
Tampa Bay (46-75)
Lost 1
August 17, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cleveland
1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 12 1
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   1 11 0
Standings thru 8/17/07  |  Gameday  |  Indians Stats  |  Devil Rays Stats
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lofton, LF5020000.293
Blake, 3B4020101.266
Sizemore, CF4110102.278
Martinez, 1B4030103.306
Garko, DH4011113.303
Peralta, SS4020103.273
Gutierrez, RF3110013.284
  a-Hafner, PH1000002.253
  Michaels, RF1000002.270
Shoppach, C4000034.262
Cabrera, 2B3001000.200
Totals3721225523 

a-Hit into a double play for Gutierrez in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Sizemore (24, Jackson), Blake (29, Jackson), Martinez (32, Dohmann).
3B: Gutierrez (2, Jackson).
TB: Lofton 2; Blake 3; Sizemore 2; Martinez 4; Garko; Peralta 2; Gutierrez 3.
RBI: Garko (45), Cabrera (1).
2-out RBI: Garko.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Peralta; Martinez 2; Shoppach; Sizemore; Michaels.
SF: Cabrera.
Team LOB: 14.

FIELDING
E: Shoppach (2, throw).
Outfield assists: Sizemore (Iwamura at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Sizemore-Cabrera, Cabrera-Peralta-Martinez).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 3B5020011.289
Crawford, LF4021001.317
Upton, CF4010023.316
Pena, 1B4010003.263
Young, RF4020001.294
Harris, 2B4000004.293
Norton, DH4020013.214
Zobrist, SS2000113.155
  a-Gomes, PH1000001.264
Paul, C3110012.185
  b-Wilson, PH1000011.245
Totals3611111723 

a-Grounded out for Zobrist in the 9th. b-Struck out for Paul in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Young (30, Byrd).
TB: Iwamura 2; Crawford 2; Upton; Pena; Young 3; Norton 2; Paul.
RBI: Crawford (63).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pena; Paul; Zobrist; Iwamura.
GIDP: Crawford.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crawford (40, 2nd base off Byrd/Shoppach).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Young (Martinez at home).
DP: (Young-Paul).

 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Byrd (W, 11-5)6.08111504.41
Perez (H, 7)1.12000101.71
Betancourt (H, 23)0.20000001.59
Borowski (S, 34)1.01000105.44
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jackson (L, 3-12)6.07225405.69
Dohmann 2.03000102.77
Salas 1.02000003.20

Pitches-strikes: Byrd 98-62, Perez 11-8, Betancourt 5-4, Borowski 17-11, Jackson 100-60, Dohmann 19-13, Salas 13-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Byrd 2-11, Perez 2-1, Betancourt 0-2, Borowski 1-1, Jackson 5-9, Dohmann 0-5, Salas 1-2.
Batters faced: Byrd 26, Perez 5, Betancourt 2, Borowski 4, Jackson 30, Dohmann 8, Salas 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Betancourt 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Phil Cuzzi. 1B: Tom Hallion. 2B: Jerry Crawford. 3B: James Hoye.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:54.
Att: 15,343.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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