'Extra' Effort Gets Another Victory
Jhonny Peralta
Jhonny Peralta
Indians Ink
Posted Jun 21, 2008


Jhonny Peralta delivered the go-ahead hit in extra innings for the second game in a row as the Indians defeated the Dodgers in Los Angeles, 7-2, in 11 innings Saturday. Until the 11th, C.C. Sabathia provided all of Cleveland's offense with a 440-foot home run. The lefty left with a 1-1 tie after striking out 10 over seven innings in temperatures of over 100 degrees at Dodger Stadium.

Sabathia gave up five hits and one walk. The lone blemish on an otherwise superb performance was Matt Kemp's seventh homer in the sixth inning.

Sabathia retired the first 11 Dodgers before Jeff Kent singled with two outs in the fourth. Meanwhile, the big lefty crushed a 1-0 pitch from Chan Ho Park far over the right-field wall in the third inning.

The Indians finally put it away in the 11th off rookie Cory Wade.

Jamey Carroll singled and went to second on another single by Ben Francisco. After Ryan Garko lined out to shortstop, Peralta bounced a 2-1 pitch from Scott Proctor between third and short to score Carroll for a 2-1 lead.

Casey Blake singled home Francisco, Shin-Soo Choo was intentionally walked and Kelly Shoppach hit a two-run single to make it 5-1.

Grady Sizemore later added another RBI single and Carroll's sacrifice fly made it 7-1.

Scott Elarton yielded a run in the bottom of the 11th.

Rafael Betancourt, Rafael Perez and Masahide Kobayashi each pitched one scoreless inning of relief for Cleveland. Kobayashi (4-3) got the win.

Peralta (.238) went 3-for-5 while Blake (.270) and Sizemore (.267) each had two hits.



Related Stories
Sabathia, Sizemore Show Star Status
 -by IndiansInk.net  Jun 27, 2008
Trip Begins With A Very Poor Start
 -by IndiansInk.net  Jun 30, 2008
Just Good Enough To Lose -- Again
 -by IndiansInk.net  Jul 2, 2008

PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION INCLUDES
> Members-only Forums
> Insider Information
> MiLB &
   MLB Draft News
> Expert Chats

Sign Up Today!

Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from IndiansInk.net. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
SS Jhonny Peralta (profile)
SP CC Sabathia (profile)
[View My HotList]
Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Baseball > Cleveland
[View My HotList]