Sweep complete, Rays end half with 7-game skid
Jhonny Peralta drove in three runs and the Cleveland Indians beat Scott Kazmir and Tampa Bay 5-2 to complete a four-game sweep.
Peralta's two-run homer in the fifth inning off Kazmir (7-5) gave Cleveland a 4-2 lead and put the Rays in danger of dropping out of first place in the AL East. They started play Sunday a half-game ahead of Boston after leading the division by five games on Monday morning.
(Pictured: Rays ace Scott Kazmir hangs his head after giving up a two-run home run to Cleveland's Jhonny Peralta in the fifth inning. AP photo. Click to enlarge.)