Final in 10

Series: Game 1 of 1

Cleveland won 1-0

Game 1: Thursday, June 13
Baltimore 1Final
in 10
Cleveland 2

Orioles 1

(30-34, 14-17 away)

Indians 2

(32-34, 20-16 home)

    1:05 PM ET, June 13, 2002

    Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio 

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    W: J. Riggan (1-0)

    L: W. Roberts (3-2)

    Magruder's triple drives in winning run for Tribe

    CLEVELAND (AP) -- Even when Ricky Gutierrez does something right for the Cleveland Indians these days, something goes wrong.

    Cleveland's Ricky Gutierrez scores the winning run, but grabs at his hamstring in front of Baltimore catcher Geronimo Gil.

    Gutierrez strained his left groin while scoring on rookie Chris Magruder's triple in the 10th inning, giving the Indians a 2-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles in the only scheduled major league game Thursday.

    Gutierrez, a major disappointment so far in his first season with Cleveland, drew a one-out walk in the 10th off Willis Roberts (3-2). Magruder followed with a liner toward the right-field corner that bounced off the rubberized warning track.

    As the ball eluded right fielder Gary Matthews Jr., Gutierrez was waved home and scored easily, but grabbed his upper leg after crossing home plate.

    The Indians backed away from mobbing Gutierrez as a trainer came out and helped him limp off.

    ''It's been a rough year for me,'' said Gutierrez, who signed a three-year, $11 million this winter to replace Roberto Alomar at second base. ''I've been pinch-run for, pinch-hit for. Hopefully, I can get things turned around.''

    Jerrod Riggan (1-0), recalled earlier in the day from Buffalo when Paul Shuey went on the 15-day disabled list, pitched the 10th and got his first American League victory.

    Ellis Burks homered for the struggling Indians, who went 3-4 on their homestand and will start an important season-long 12-game road trip Friday in Colorado.

    Riggan only found out he was being brought up late Thursday night, and arrived in Cleveland with only one pair of underwear and a shirt to take on the trip to Colorado, Florida, Montreal and Boston.

    But Riggan's wife came to the rescue, making the three-hour drive from Buffalo to deliver some clothes to her husband.

    ''She gets the save,'' Riggan said.

    Gutierrez has grounded into a league-leading 11 double plays, and he entered the game Thursday with eight errors and only nine RBI.

    Indians manager Charlie Manuel said some of the Indians were kidding Gutierrez before he came to the plate in the 10th inning about being replaced by a pinch-runner.

    ''I told him, 'Show me you can run and I won't pinch-run for you if you score','' Manuel said. ''So he was trying to score.''

    Gutierrez said he felt his muscle tighten as he rounded third, and he peaked toward right to locate Matthews and the ball.

    ''It kind of kicked off the wall and got by me,'' Matthews said. ''I still thought I had a chance to get him, but it wasn't close.''

    Cleveland's Chuck Finley moved past Hall of Famer Christy Mathewson into 23rd place on the career strikeout list, fanning eight in 6 2/3 innings to raise his total to 2,505 in 16 seasons.

    The 39-year-old left-hander, who could be traded before the July 31 deadline, is one of just 24 pitchers to surpass 2,500 strikeouts.

    But Finley walked four, including three in the seventh inning when he forced in Baltimore's tying run.

    Baltimore starter Jason Johnson, making just his second start since April 20, held the Indians to one run and three hits in a season-high eight innings.

    ''That's the best control I've had since my first start this season,'' said Johnson, who missed six weeks with a broken middle finger. ''It was a little disappointing not to win, but I'm really happy with how I did.''

    Finley, in the final year of his contract with Cleveland, knows the Indians might deal him to a contender by the end of next month and has raised his stock with five consecutive solid outings.

    He reached the 2,500 plateau when he struck out Tony Batista leading off the second, and then passed Mathewson (2,502) by striking out Brian Roberts to open the fourth.

    Finley, though, couldn't quite pitch his way out of a jam in the seventh, and forced in a run with a bases-loaded walk to Mike Bordick.

    Burks led off the fourth with his 11th homer, hitting Johnson's first pitch into the Indians' bullpen in right-center.

    Game notes


    The game was a makeup of a May 16 rainout. ... Next up for Finley is Hall of Famer Tim Keefe (2,533) in 22nd place, and Jerry Koosman (2,556) in 21st. Atlanta's Greg Maddux (2,565) is 20th. ... The Indians placed Shuey, their top set-up man, on the disabled list with a groin injury. Shuey has made 11 career trips to the DL, including at least one in the past six years. ... Cleveland will play only three home games -- against World Series champion Arizona -- in the next 28 days. ... The Indians have played two extra-inning games this season, both against Baltimore. Cleveland won the season series 5-1. ... The Orioles had been 6-0 in extras.

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