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TODAY'S WRAPS: September 23, 2007
Tribe's time to shine
A's fall in series finale
September callup Daric Barton's two-run homer gave him at least one hit in each of his 13 games in the Majors, but the A's had little else to celebrate as the Indians claimed the AL Central title. Dallas Braden allowed six earned runs over 3 1/3 innings. Shannon Stewart had three of Oakland's six hits.
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Indians 6, Athletics 2
Fausto Carmona leads a shower charge on outfielder Grady Sizemore after the win. (David Richard/AP)
Series at a glance:
Return to the throne
The Indians laid claim to their seventh division title in 13 seasons and first since 2001, winning behind a strong effort from Jake Westbrook. Grady Sizemore went 4-for-4 and drove in two as the Tribe scored two in the second and four more in the fourth.
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OAK
Oakland (75-82)
Lost 1
Cleveland 6, Oakland 2   CLE
Cleveland (92-63)
Won 1
September 23, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0   2 6 0
Cleveland
0 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 X   6 10 0
Standings thru 9/23/07  |  Recap: OAK|CLE  |  Gameday  |  Athletics Stats  |  Indians Stats
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Stewart, LF4030011.291
Barton, 1B4122002.333
Swisher, CF4000033.265
Cust, RF3000121.261
Piazza, DH3000101.281
Ellis, 2B4000022.273
Hannahan, 3B3000011.286
Bowen, C3000020.231
Murphy, SS3110020.211
Totals3126221311 

BATTING
2B: Stewart (22, Westbrook), Barton (8, Perez).
HR: Barton (2, 6th inning off Westbrook, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Stewart 4; Barton 6; Murphy.
RBI: Barton 2 (6).
2-out RBI: Barton 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cust; Swisher 2.
GIDP: Barton; Ellis.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Murphy-Ellis-Barton, Murphy-Barton).

 
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF4142100.276
Cabrera, 2B4011015.284
Hafner, DH4010012.256
Martinez, C3000102.300
Garko, 1B2100212.291
Peralta, SS4220011.271
Michaels, LF3111101.276
Gutierrez, RF2000102.270
Blake, 3B4112023.267
Totals3061066618 

BATTING
2B: Blake (35, Braden).
3B: Sizemore (5, Braden).
TB: Sizemore 6; Cabrera; Hafner; Peralta 2; Michaels; Blake 2.
RBI: Michaels (38), Sizemore 2 (78), Blake 2 (75), Cabrera (20).
2-out RBI: Sizemore.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Martinez; Cabrera 2; Garko.
S: Cabrera; Gutierrez.
GIDP: Cabrera; Martinez.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Cabrera-Peralta-Garko, Westbrook-Peralta-Garko).

 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Braden (L, 1-8)3.18662306.88
Casilla 2.00001304.44
DiNardo 1.12000004.14
Brown, A 1.10003004.38
 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Westbrook (W, 6-9)7.04222914.32
Perez 0.22000101.69
Betancourt (S, 2)1.10000301.41

WP: Braden.
IBB: Martinez (by Casilla), Sizemore (by Brown, A).
Pitches-strikes: Braden 68-46, Casilla 29-16, DiNardo 9-8, Brown, A 21-7, Westbrook 114-69, Perez 16-10, Betancourt 21-15.
Ground outs-fly outs: Braden 5-2, Casilla 2-1, DiNardo 4-0, Brown, A 2-2, Westbrook 9-3, Perez 0-1, Betancourt 0-1.
Batters faced: Braden 20, Casilla 7, DiNardo 4, Brown, A 7, Westbrook 25, Perez 4, Betancourt 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Casilla 1-0, Betancourt 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Larry Vanover. 1B: James Hoye. 2B: Tony Randazzo. 3B: Greg Gibson.
Weather: 72 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 8 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:56.
Att: 40,250.

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