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Stephen Cannella
September 04, 2000
Aug. 27, 2000Angles 10, Indians 9
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September 04, 2000

In The Box

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Aug. 27, 2000
Angles 10, Indians 9

One-run losses are always tough to stomach; one-run losses by a team that had three runners cut down at the plate are backbreakers. In the first inning, with Cleveland ahead 3-0, the Indians' David Segui tried to score from first on Jim Thome's double. Anaheim centerfielder Garret Anderson made a strong throw to shortstop Benji Gil, whose relay beat Segui easily. Two innings later Segui was nailed at the plate again, this time when he tried to score from third on Thome's bouncer to first base.

With two outs in the seventh, after Cleveland had rallied from a 10-4 deficit to within a run, Segui singled to center. Manny Ramirez, who spent nearly two months on the DL with an injured hamstring, was waved home from second by third-base coach Jim Riggleman. Anderson's throw beat Ramirez by five feet. "You have to make them throw you out," said Riggleman. "[ Anderson] made two great throws."