CLEVELAND (Ticker) -- C.C. Sabathia will remember the 2003 season
for his first All-Star appearance and his first career shutout.
The 23-year-old lefthander threw a four-hitter and Josh Bard
singled home the game's only run in the bottom of the ninth
inning as the Cleveland Indians edged the Tampa Bay Devil
Sabathia (11-7) was locked in a classic pitcher's duel against
Victor Zambrano, who allowed just three hits in eight scoreless
innings. But the Indians finally broke through in the ninth
against reliever Travis Harper (2-7).
Travis Hafner, who became the first Cleveland player to hit for
the cycle in more than 25 years Thursday at Minnesota, led off
the ninth with a single. Pinch-runner Zach Sorensen advanced
on a sacrifice by pinch-hitter Coco Crisp. Alex Escobar followed
with a grounder to short, but Julio Lugo's throw pulled Travis
Lee off first and Sorensen remained at second.
Bard then lined a 1-0 pitch to center field to score Sorensen.
The win was the fourth in a row and ninth in 12 games for