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Sizemore joins 30/30 club for Indians

Monday, August 25, 2008

DETROIT (AP) -- Grady Sizemore homered twice to join the 30-30 club and Franklin Gutierrez hit a 10th-inning home run to help the Cleveland Indians win their eighth straight, 4-3 over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night.

Sizemore homered on the game's second pitch and became the second Indians player to have at least 30 homers and 30 stolen bases in a season. Joe Carter also accomplished the feat with Cleveland in 1987. Sizemore is the 14th American League player to join the 30-30 club, and first since Alfonso Soriano did it for Texas in 2005.

Gutierrez hit the second pitch thrown by reliever Gary Glover (1-3) into the left-field stands to break a 3-3 tie and Jensen Lewis worked the bottom of the inning to earn his seventh save in eight chances.

Sizemore, who has 34 steals, added his 31st homer in his next at-bat.

Brendan Donnelly (1-0) worked the ninth inning for the Indians.

Orioles 4, White Sox 3, 14 innings, end of suspended game

White Sox 4, Orioles 3

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Jim Thome hit his 535th home run to gain sole possession of 15th place on the career list, and Chicago beat Baltimore after losing the completion of a game suspended by rain.

Thome's 28th homer of the season gave the White Sox a 4-3 lead in the sixth. The drive, off Baltimore rookie Chris Waters (2-1), moved Chicago's designated hitter past Jimmie Foxx and put him within one of Mickey Mantle on baseball's home run chart.

Earlier, Lou Montanez singled in the tiebreaking run in the 14th inning to give the Orioles a 4-3 victory in a game halted in Chicago after 11 innings on April 28.

In the regularly scheduled game, White Sox rookie Clayton Richard (2-2) gave up three runs and six hits in six innings.

In the suspended game, Baltimore's Nick Markakis led off the 14th with a single off Horacio Ramirez (1-3) and scored later in the inning when Montanez greeted D.J. Carrasco with a soft single to center. Alberto Castillo (1-0) got the final out in the 13th to earn his first major league victory.



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