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Offense, Sabathia cruise
Indians 12, White Sox 5
Grady Sizemore follows the flight of his first-inning home run. (M. Spencer Green/AP)
 Sizemore's homer
 Martinez's two-run double
 Barfield's two-run triple
Grady Sizemore led off the opener with a home run and the Indians never relented en route to their first Opening Day win since 2002. C.C. Sabathia, not overpowering, but effective, brushed off his recent injury to pick up his first victory. Trot Nixon had three hits and Victor Martinez and Jhonny Peralta each drove in three runs.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 02, 2007
CLE
Cleveland (1-0)
Won 1
Cleveland 12, Chi White Sox 5   CWS
Chi White Sox (0-1)
Lost 1
April 2, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cleveland
5 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 0   12 13 0
Chi White Sox
2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2   5 10 1
Standings thru 4/2/07  |  Gameday  |  Indians Stats  |  White Sox Stats
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF4321110.500
Nixon, RF4330110.750
  Michaels, RF0000000.000
Hafner, DH5321002.400
Martinez, C4023111.500
Blake, 1B4211013.250
Dellucci, LF4000124.000
Peralta, SS3123100.667
  a-Rouse, PH-SS1000000.000
Barfield, 2B5012013.200
Marte, 3B5000002.000
Totals391213115715 

a-Popped out for Peralta in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Nixon (1, Contreras), Blake (1, Masset), Martinez (1, Masset).
3B: Barfield (1, Contreras).
HR: Sizemore (1, 1st inning off Contreras, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Sizemore 5; Nixon 4; Hafner 2; Martinez 3; Blake 2; Peralta 2; Barfield 3.
RBI: Sizemore (1), Martinez 3 (3), Peralta 3 (3), Barfield 2 (2), Hafner (1), Blake (1).
2-out RBI: Peralta; Barfield 2; Martinez 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Marte; Blake; Dellucci.
SF: Blake.
GIDP: Barfield.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: (Barfield-Peralta-Blake).

 
Chi White SoxABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ozuna, LF3110002.333
  a-Mackowiak, PH-LF2000020.000
Erstad, CF4112000.250
Thome, DH4000020.000
Konerko, 1B3121100.667
Dye, RF4010001.250
Crede, 3B3010001.333
  Cintron, 3B11100001.000
Iguchi, 2B3000003.000
  b-Anderson, PH11100001.000
Pierzynski, C3000013.000
  Molina, C0001000.000
Uribe, SS4021000.500
Totals3551051510 

a-Struck out for Ozuna in the 7th. b-Doubled for Iguchi in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Ozuna (1, Sabathia), Anderson (1, Borowski).
HR: Erstad (1, 1st inning off Sabathia, 1 on, 0 out), Konerko (1, 3rd inning off Sabathia, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Ozuna 2; Erstad 4; Konerko 5; Dye; Crede; Cintron; Anderson 2; Uribe 2.
RBI: Erstad 2 (2), Konerko (1), Molina (1), Uribe (1).
2-out RBI: Konerko.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pierzynski 2.
SF: Molina.
GIDP: Ozuna.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Uribe (1, throw).
DP: (Crede-Iguchi-Konerko).

 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sabathia (W, 1-0)6.08331224.50
Betancourt 1.00000100.00
Hernandez, R 1.00000100.00
Borowski 1.022201018.00
 
Chi White SoxIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Contreras (L, 0-1)1.078711163.00
Masset 3.05332209.00
Sisco 2.00000200.00
Aardsma 2.01112104.50
Jenks 1.00000100.00

Contreras pitched to 3 batters in the 2nd.

IBB: Dellucci (by Masset).
Pitches-strikes: Sabathia 91-61, Betancourt 12-8, Hernandez, R 14-8, Borowski 16-9, Contreras 48-27, Masset 50-25, Sisco 33-20, Aardsma 40-21, Jenks 10-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Sabathia 9-7, Betancourt 1-1, Hernandez, R 1-1, Borowski 1-1, Contreras 1-1, Masset 3-4, Sisco 2-2, Aardsma 2-3, Jenks 0-2.
Batters faced: Sabathia 26, Betancourt 3, Hernandez, R 3, Borowski 5, Contreras 12, Masset 15, Sisco 6, Aardsma 9, Jenks 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Masset 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Charlie Reliford. 1B: Larry Vanover. 2B: Greg Gibson. 3B: Tony Randazzo.
Weather: 54 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 8 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:51.
Att: 38,088.

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