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Indians hand Rays sixth-straight loss



Navarro CLEVELAND (AP) -- Ryan Garko drove in five runs to help Matt Ginter earn his first win in more than four years, and the Cleveland Indians handed the Tampa Bay Rays their season-high sixth straight loss Saturday night, 8-4.

Tampa Bay has seen its AL East lead of five games dwindle to a half game over Boston.

The Rays were scoreless for 22 innings over three games in Cleveland until Cliff Floyd delivered a two-run single with two outs in the eighth inning off reliever Juan Rincon. All-Star Dioner Navarro doubled home two more off Masa Kobayashi to make it 7-4.

(Pictured: Dioner Navarro strokes a two-run double, pulling the Rays to within three runs in the eighth inning. AP photo. Click to enlarge.)

[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:36am]


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