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Tribe leaves Florida with 10-inning loss


March 27, 2008
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Tribe leaves Florida with 10-inning loss
Gonzalez hits grand slam; rookies drive in tying runs in ninth


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RAYS 9, INDIANS 7 (10)
at Winter Haven, Fla.
Thursday, March 27

Rays at the plate: Akinori Iwamura got the Rays off on the right foot in the first with a leadoff homer off Cliff Lee. Carl Crawford and Carlos Pena also went deep. Crawford launched a two-run shot to left-center field off Lee in the third inning, and Pena hit a two run shot to right-center off Craig Breslow in the eighth.

Indians at the plate: With a packed house on hand for the Tribe's final game at Chain of Lakes Park, the Indians loaded the bases against Andy Sonnanstine in the fourth. Non-roster invitee Andy Gonzalez, who has had a strong camp while playing multiple positions in the infield and outfield, brought everybody home with a grand slam to the left-field corner. The Indians set a club attendance record by drawing 87,301 fans this spring, and they thanked the fans for their support. Grady Sizemore threw his jersey to a fan in the crowd when he came off the field, and Jason Michaels gave away one of his bats. Rookies Ryan Goleski and Andy Camacaro hit a double and a single in the bottom of the ninth to drive in two and extend the Indians' last Florida spring game one extra inning.

Rays on the mound: Sonnanstine, a Barberton, Ohio, native, gave up the four runs on five hits with two walks and two strikeouts in four innings of work. Right-hander Grant Balfour had some major control problems in the sixth inning, walking Jason Tyner with the bases loaded.

Indians on the mound: Lee went 5 1/3 innings, giving up four runs on six hits with six strikeouts. The homers were his only major mistakes. Lee will pitch for Class A Kinston on Tuesday as his final tune-up for the season. Jorge Julio, who won a bullpen job with the Tribe, got the last two outs in the sixth.

Grapefruit League records: Rays 18-6; Indians 14-13-3.

Up next for the Rays: The Rays will close out their home schedule for Spring Training on Friday afternoon against the Reds in a 1:05 p.m. ET contest at Progress Energy Park, in what will be the final Rays game at the historic ballpark. Matt Garza will make his final tune-up before pitching the second game of the season Wednesday against the Orioles. The Reds will counter with Francisco Cordero.

Up next for the Indians: With Winter Haven in the rearview mirror, it's off to Atlanta, where the Indians will play one final pair of exhibitions in preparation for the '08 season. Right-hander Fausto Carmona will get Friday's 7:05 p.m. ET start at Turner Field, opposite Braves right-hander Jarr Jurrjens.

Anthony Castrovince is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 2B3121001.356
  Cottrell, 2B2000002.333
Crawford, LF3112001.289
  Weber, J, CF1100101.196
Pena, 1B4112031.280
  Richard, 1B0100100.219
Upton, CF3110010.366
  DiFelice, C2111010.389
Gomes, RF3000031.241
  Rodriguez, J, RF2011000.175
Navarro, C3011000.342
  Loyola, LF2000011.000
Guzman, Jo, DH3010001.233
  a-Riggans, PH-DH1100111.208
Johnson, E, 3B2000001.423
  Cannizaro, SS1000011.381
Bartlett, SS2110000.364
  Hinske, 3B2011001.353
Totals39911931113 

a-Walked for Guzman, Jo in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Bartlett (4, Lee), Guzman, Jo (3, Kobayashi), DiFelice (3, Rundles).
HR: Iwamura (2, 1st inning off Lee, 0 on, 0 out), Crawford (1, 3rd inning off Lee, 1 on, 2 out), Pena (5, 8th inning off Breslow, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Iwamura 5; Crawford 4; Pena 4; Upton; DiFelice 2; Rodriguez, J; Navarro; Guzman, Jo 2; Bartlett 2; Hinske.
RBI: Iwamura (5), Crawford 2 (6), Navarro (3), Pena 2 (17), Hinske (11), DiFelice (4), Rodriguez, J (7).
2-out RBI: Crawford 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Johnson, E; Cottrell.
S: Cannizaro.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Riggans (1, 2nd base off Breslow/Shoppach), Upton (4, 2nd base off Lee/Shoppach), Navarro (1, 2nd base off Lee/Shoppach).
PO: Rodriguez, J (1st base by Haad).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Navarro-Bartlett, Pena-Bartlett-Sonnanstine).

 
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF2000110.317
  Panther, CF2000004.000
Michaels, LF2020100.292
  Goleski, LF2111003.500
Hafner, DH4000024.227
  a-Camacaro, PH-DH1011000.333
Peralta, SS3000020.306
  Sandoval, SS-2B2000001.216
Shoppach, C3100111.286
  Haad, C0000000.267
Carroll, 2B-RF5220001.224
Marte, 3B4110111.208
Gonzalez, 1B4114100.250
Tyner, RF2001100.244
  Chaves, SS0100100.500
Totals367877715 

a-Singled for Hafner in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Goleski (1, Flanagan).
HR: Gonzalez (5, 4th inning off Sonnanstine, 3 on, 1 out).
TB: Michaels 2; Goleski 2; Camacaro; Carroll 2; Marte; Gonzalez 4.
RBI: Gonzalez 4 (17), Tyner (6), Goleski (1), Camacaro (3).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hafner; Goleski 2.
GIDP: Hafner.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
CS: Michaels (1, 2nd base by Balfour/Navarro).

FIELDING
E: Shoppach (1, throw).
DP: (Haad-Gonzalez).
Pickoffs: Haad (Rodriguez, J at 1st base).

 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sonnanstine 4.05442212.50
Balfour 1.21114303.00
Dohmann 1.10000108.74
Deago (H, 1)1.00000100.00
Flanagan (BS, 1)(W, 1-0)2.02221009.00
 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lee 5.16440625.68
Julio 0.20000101.54
Kobayashi (H, 5)1.01000002.70
Breslow (BS, 1)2.02332217.56
Rundles (L, 0-1)1.02221203.60

HBP: Shoppach (by Sonnanstine).
Ground outs-fly outs: Sonnanstine 6-4, Balfour 0-1, Dohmann 1-2, Deago 0-2, Flanagan 3-3, Lee 3-7, Julio 1-0, Kobayashi 2-1, Breslow 1-3, Rundles 0-0.
Batters faced: Sonnanstine 19, Balfour 9, Dohmann 4, Deago 3, Flanagan 9, Lee 22, Julio 2, Kobayashi 4, Breslow 10, Rundles 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Dohmann 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Andrew Vincent. 1B: Jerry Layne. 2B: Fran Burke. 3B: Rob Healey.
Weather: 76 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 7 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:40.
Att: 6,728.

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