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Tribe and true solution
Cleveland now seeing Red
Up next: Boston. That's where the Tribe is headed after finishing off the Yankees thanks to Paul Byrd's momentum-stopping start, Grady Sizemore's tone-setting homer and superb late relief. It's Cleveland's first trip to the ALCS since 1998.
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Indians 6, Yankees 4
Closer Joe Borowski and Kelly Shoppach celebrate after the final out in the Bronx. (Al Bello/Getty Images)
Indians win series, 3-1
Game Matchup Day Date Time ET TV
Gm 1 NYY 3 @ CLE 12 Thu Oct. 4    
Gm 2 NYY 1 @ CLE 2 Fri Oct. 5    
Gm 3 CLE 4 @ NYY 8 Sun Oct. 7    
Gm 4 CLE 6 @ NYY 4 Mon Oct. 8    
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Season skids to a halt
The end of this series -- and maybe an era -- didn't come without a fight as the Yankees clawed back before running out of time against the Indians. Alex Rodriguez homered in the seventh inning, but that was the likely league MVP's only RBI of the series.
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 A-Rod's blast
 Cano's solo homer
 Abreu's homer
 Jeter's RBI single
 Yanks lose ALDS
CLE
Cleveland
NYY
NY Yankees
October 8, 2007
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Cleveland
2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0   6 13 0
NY Yankees
0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1   4 12 0
Recap: CLE | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Indians stats  |  Yankees stats
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF3221202.375
Cabrera, 2B4011003.176
Hafner, DH3110203.250
Martinez, 1B5022013.353
Peralta, SS4031102.467
Lofton, LF5000005.375
Gutierrez, RF5110034.200
Blake, 3B5110033.118
Shoppach, C3120000.667
Totals3761355725 

BATTING
2B: Shoppach 2 (2, Mussina, Veras).
HR: Sizemore (1, 1st inning off Wang, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Sizemore 5; Cabrera; Hafner; Martinez 2; Peralta 3; Gutierrez; Blake; Shoppach 4.
RBI: Sizemore (1), Peralta (2), Cabrera (2), Martinez 2 (4).
2-out RBI: Peralta; Cabrera.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Martinez; Hafner; Blake.
S: Cabrera.
GIDP: Sizemore; Peralta.
Team LOB: 11.

FIELDING
DP: (Cabrera-Peralta-Martinez).

 
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, LF5010014.278
Jeter, SS5021003.176
Abreu, RF5121013.267
Rodriguez, 3B5121022.267
Posada, C5010013.133
Matsui, DH2100202.182
Cano, 2B4121002.333
Cabrera, CF4010002.188
Mientkiewicz, 1B1000101.000
  a-Duncan, PH-1B1010000.500
  b-Giambi, PH-1B1000010.250
Totals3841243622 

a-Singled for Mientkiewicz in the 6th. b-Struck out for Duncan in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Posada (1, Byrd).
HR: Cano (2, 6th inning off Byrd, 0 on, 0 out), Rodriguez (1, 7th inning off Perez, 0 on, 1 out), Abreu (1, 9th inning off Borowski, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Damon; Jeter 2; Abreu 5; Rodriguez 5; Posada 2; Cano 5; Cabrera; Duncan.
RBI: Jeter (1), Cano (3), Rodriguez (1), Abreu (2).
2-out RBI: Jeter.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Posada; Abreu 2; Cano.
GIDP: Jeter.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Cano-Jeter-Mientkiewicz, Rodriguez-Mientkiewicz).

 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Byrd (W, 1-0)5.08222213.60
Perez 2.03111111.50
Betancourt (H, 1)1.00000200.00
Borowski (S, 1)1.01110114.50
 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wang (L, 0-2)1.054400119.06
Mussina 4.24224303.86
Villone 0.10000000.00
Farnsworth 1.01000200.00
Veras 0.11001100.00
Rivera 1.22000100.00

Byrd pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.
Wang pitched to 3 batters in the 2nd.

IBB: Hafner (by Mussina), Sizemore (by Veras).
HBP: Shoppach (by Wang).
Pitches-strikes: Byrd 77-52, Perez 34-20, Betancourt 12-10, Borowski 15-10, Wang 32-20, Mussina 83-46, Villone 5-3, Farnsworth 20-14, Veras 10-4, Rivera 18-15.
Ground outs-fly outs: Byrd 3-10, Perez 5-0, Betancourt 1-0, Borowski 0-2, Wang 3-0, Mussina 6-5, Villone 0-1, Farnsworth 0-1, Veras 0-0, Rivera 3-1.
Batters faced: Byrd 25, Perez 9, Betancourt 3, Borowski 4, Wang 9, Mussina 20, Villone 1, Farnsworth 4, Veras 3, Rivera 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Mussina 3-2, Villone 1-0, Rivera 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Fieldin Culbreth. 1B: Gerry Davis. 2B: Jim Wolf. 3B: Bruce Froemming. LF: Laz Diaz. RF: Ron Kulpa.
Weather: 87 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 2 mph, L to R.
T: 4:03.
Att: 56,315.

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