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Game Thread(s): September 10, 2006

Cleveland at Chicago, 2:05 PM (WKYC)

Starting Pitchers:

Chicago: Javier Vazquez (11-9, 4.80 ERA)
Cleveland: CC Sabathia (10-9, 3.31 ERA)

The Indians send their ace to gain a split of a wild and wacky four-game series. Detroit's lead in the AL Central is down to three games over the Twins, and Minnesota sends Johan Sanatana to the mound today.  

Altoona at Akron, 7:05 PM
Eastern League Playoffs
Semifinals, Game 5 (Tied 2-2)

Starting Pitchers:

Akron: Bear Bay (7-8, 4.33 ERA)
Altoona: Nerio Rodriguez (0-2, 7.07 ERA)

Yes, that Nerio Rodriguez, who was pitching for the Aeros five seasons ago at age 28. In 2001, Bay was still in college.

Frederick at Kinston, 2:00 PM
Carolina League Playoffs
Mills Cup Championship, Game 2 (KIN 1-0)

Starting Pitchers:

Frederick: Manny Basillo (4-2, 2.56 ERA)
Kinston: Mariano Gomez (2-3, 3.86 ERA)

Gomez has been plagued with ligament problems in his finger for the past couple years. Baseball America rated him the organization's 17th best prospect for the 2004 season. If he makes it to the majors, he'll be the first Honduran pitcher to do so.