Scouting report: Orioles vs. Indians

May 05, 1998|By Roch Kubatko

At Jacobs Field, Cleveland

Day .. .. .. .. ..Time .. .. ..TV .. .. .. .. .. ..Starters

Tonight .. .. .. .7:05 .. .. ..HTS .. .. .Jimmy Key (4-1, 2.95 ERA)

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ...vs. Jaret Wright (1-2, 6.23 ERA)

Tomorrow .. .. ...7:35 .. .. ..HTS .. .. .Scott Erickson (3-2, 5.56 ERA)

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ...vs. Dave Burba (2-3, 3.49 ERA)

Radio: All games on WBAL (1090 AM) and WTOP (1500 AM)

Indians update

Cleveland has won three in a row and now gets to relive the memory of last year's American League Championship Series win over the Orioles. The Indians hold a five-game lead in the AL Central. There have been some changes in their lineup since the Orioles last saw them, including the return of Kenny Lofton in center field after a one-year stay in Atlanta and the acquisition of third baseman Travis Fryman, who's batting only .196. The Orioles won't see former teammate Geronimo Berroa, who injured his right foot Saturday and is expected to go on the disabled list. Wright has lost some luster after being a postseason hero for the Indians. Erickson is 0-4 with a 7.31 ERA lifetime at Jacobs Field. Key is 17-7 lifetime against the Indians, but allowed 10 hits and five earned runs in 4 1/3 innings in his only start there last year. He did, however, throw three shutout innings in relief in Game 5 of the ALCS.

(Indians statistics, Page 6D)

Pub Date: 5/05/98

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