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Cleveland Indians Team Report - April 25
(Sports Network) - The Cleveland Indians are coming off a three-game sweep at
Seattle, including a 4-2 loss to the Mariners yesterday.
Omar Vizquel finished with three hits, including two doubles, and Casey Blake
added two hits, including a homer, for Cleveland, which has lost seven of its
last nine. Ellis Burks posted two hits as well.
Billy Traber (0-2), the Indians' emergency starter, absorbed the loss in his
first big league start. The lefthander was charged with three runs and three
hits in 4 1/3 innings.
Cleveland's Brian Anderson was scratched from the start with a strained right
gluteal muscle, and outfielder Milton Bradley missed his second straight game
with a hamstring injury.
Burks is hitting .312 this season, and his 13 RBI lead the club.
The Indians hope to avoid their fourth consecutive loss tonight when they open
a three-game set against the Oakland Athletics at Network Associates Coliseum.
Young Jason Davis gets the call tonight for the Tribe and will be shooting for
third straight win. Davis, 2-2 on the year with a 6.97 ERA, allowed three runs
on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings in his last start, a 7-4 win over the Chicago
White Sox. After allowing 10 runs over seven innings in his first two starts,
Davis has surrendered just six runs over his last two outings spanning 13 2/3
This will be the 22-year-old's first-ever appearance against the Mariners.
04/25 12:24:25 ET
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