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Cleveland Indians Notes, Quotes 2008-06-27

Cleveland Indians Notes, Quotes 2008-06-27
--LHP Cliff Lee's 11 strikeouts Thursday night were a career high. His previous career high was nine, done three times previously, most recently on April 24 this year.

--1B Ryan Garko was moved from the middle of the order to the No. 8 spot. The slumping Garko is hitting .191 over the last two weeks.

--2B Jamey Carroll had two more hits. In his last 15 games, Carroll is hitting .429 with seven RBIs.

--Indians manager Eric Wedge, forced to juggle his lineup on almost a daily basis due to the absence of injured C Victor Martinez and DH Travis Hafner, has used 66 different lineups in the Indians' 79 games.

--LHP C.C. Sabathia, who will start Friday night, leads the AL with 107 strikeouts. The last Indians pitcher to lead the league in strikeouts was Len Barker in 1981.

BY THE NUMBERS: 7 -- Games the Indians had lost when leading after six innings, through June 22. They were 27-7 when leading after six.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "It was an encouraging visit in the sense that Dr. Andrews concurs with Dr. (Mark) Schickendantz (Indians team physician) that surgery is not necessary." -- Indians' trainer Lonnie Soloff, speaking of DH Travis Hafner, who went to Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion, to determine whether surgery would be necessary for Hafner's strained right shoulder.

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