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Indians' Lee ties major league lead with 15th win

Monday, August 4, 2008

By The Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Cliff Lee tied the major league lead with his 15th win and the Cleveland Indians stayed unbeaten against the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays this season with a 5-2 victory on Monday night.

Lee (15-2) went seven innings, giving up two runs and eight hits. The left-hander is 9-2 in 13 road starts.

Tampa Bay's five-game winning streak ended. The Rays began the day three games ahead of Boston in the AL East.

David Dellucci hit his 100th career homer for the Indians, who improved to 20-36 on the road. Cleveland is 5-0 against the Rays this season, including a four-game sweep at home July 10-13.

Rafael Perez pitched the final two innings to record his second save.

Akinori Iwamura drove in both runs for Tampa Bay, which fell to 43-17 at home.

Blue Jays 6, Athletics 1

TORONTO (AP) -- Roy Halladay pitched eight strong innings and Toronto handed Oakland its season-high seventh straight loss.

Oakland is a major league-worst 2-14 since the All-Star break, and 9-23 since June 28.

Halladay (13-8) had retired eight in a row and 16 of 18 overall when Bobby Crosby ended his shutout bid with a homer to left in the eighth. It was Crosby's fifth of the year. Halladay gave up four hits, walked one and struck out eight.

Oakland right-hander Sean Gallagher allowed the first two runs by hitting batters with the bases loaded, plunking Marco Scutaro in the second and Adam Lind in the third. Gallagher (1-1) allowed five runs -- four earned -- and four hits in three innings, his shortest start of the year. He walked four and struck out four.

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