Indians Rookie Almost Perfect
UNDATED (AP) — Cleveland rookie Cody Anderson took a bid for a perfect game into the seventh inning in his second major league start, and the struggling Indians snapped a three-game losing streak with a 7-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Anderson didn't allow a baserunner until Grady Sizemore homered against his old team on a 1-2 pitch with one out in the seventh. Evan Longoria followed with a single before the 24-year-old right-hander settled to retire the last four batters he faced.
Yan Gomes had three hits, including a solo homer in the eighth for the Indians, who limped into Tropicana Field after being shut out in both games of a doubleheader at Baltimore on Sunday.