Cleveland Indians defeat Baltimore Orioles, 7-1

PLAYING CATCH-UP: : When Cleveland scored in the top of the first inning last night, it marked the 65th time this season the Orioles have surrendered at least a run in the first.

The Orioles are 23-42 in those games.

HIT PARADE: : Franklin Gutierrez helped the Indians tie an American League record when Chris Waters hit him on the shoe in the fourth inning. It was the 92nd time this season a Cleveland batter was hit by a pitch, tying the record set by the 1996 Toronto Bl...

Last week, Scott Lewis pitched against the Orioles' Double-A Bowie team.

Last night, the Cleveland Indians left-hander made his major league debut at Camden Yards.

With the way this season has spiraled out of control the past few weeks, was there any question that the soft-tossing rookie would have more success against the Orioles than he did versus the Baysox?

Lewis dominated last night, allowing just three hits in eight scoreless innings as the Indians beat the ...

For the first time since going on the 15-day disabled list Aug. 19 with left shoulder inflammation, closer George Sherrill threw a simulated game yesterday at Camden Yards.

If he has no residual soreness or pain today, Sherrill is expected to be activated tomorrow.

"Everything went pretty good," he said before last night's game. "I think it's gone. The rest helped. The medicine finally kicked in. It felt fine."

Orioles manager Dave Trembley said he has no choice b...