MLB: Minnesota 6, Cleveland 5 (12 innings)

CLEVELAND, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Darin Mastroianni scored the go-ahead run on a Cleveland fielding miscue in the 12th inning Tuesday and Minnesota went on to outlast the Indians 6-5.

MLB: Cleveland 8, Minnesota 2 (1st game)

CLEVELAND, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Jason Kipnes capped a big sixth inning with a two-run single Saturday and Cleveland went on to down Minnesota 8-2 in the first game of a doubleheader.

MLB: Cleveland 6, Minnesota 5

CLEVELAND, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Carlos Santana hit a pinch-hit home run as the lead-off man in the ninth inning Friday, giving Cleveland a 6-5 victory over Minnesota.

MLB: Cleveland 10, Minnesota 4

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Carlos Santana's two-run homer highlighted a big second inning Saturday that carried the Cleveland Indians to a 10-4 win over Minnesota.

MLB: Cleveland 9, Texas 3

ARLINGTON, Texas, July 5 (UPI) -- Jayson Nix walloped a pair of home runs and Matt LaPorta added a two-run shot Monday, lifting the Cleveland Indians to a 9-3 win over Texas.

MLB: Cleveland 6, Toronto 1

CLEVELAND, July 1 (UPI) -- Cleveland's Justin Masterson lost his shutout bid in the ninth inning Thursday but the Indians came away with a 6-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.

MLB: Cleveland 5, Chi. WSox 1 (1st game)

CLEVELAND, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Lou Marson drove in two runs Wednesday, leading the Cleveland Indians in a 5-1 win over the Chicago White Sox in the first game of a doubleheader.

MLB: Cleveland 4, Baltimore 2

CLEVELAND, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Fausto Carmona gave up nine hits but just two runs in six innings Friday, helping the Cleveland Indians to a 4-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles.

MLB: Oakland 2, Cleveland 1

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Brad Ziegler struck out Kelly Shoppach with the potential tying run on second base Friday, preserving Oakland's 2-1 victory over Cleveland.

MLB: Cleveland 4, Kansas City 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- David Huff held the Royals to two runs and seven hits Wednesday in Cleveland's 4-2 win over Kansas City.

MLB: Cleveland 6, Seattle 1

CLEVELAND, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Cleveland's Jhonny Peralta homered, singled in a run and scored twice Sunday in a 6-1 Indians win over the Seattle Mariners.

MLB: Cleveland 6, Kansas City 5

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 21 (UPI) -- Mark DeRosa doubled home the go-ahead run in the eighth and then scored the eventual game-winner Wednesday, giving Cleveland a 6-5 victory over Kansas City.
American Olympic baseball team announced

American Olympic baseball team announced

NEW YORK, July 16 (UPI) -- Outfielder Matt LaPorta and pitcher Stephen Strasburg headed a list of 23 players named Wednesday to the United States Olympic baseball team.
Milwaukee acquires pitcher C.C. Sabathia

Milwaukee acquires pitcher C.C. Sabathia

MILWAUKEE, July 7 (UPI) -- C.C. Sabathia, the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner, was traded Monday by the Cleveland Indians to the National League's Milwaukee Brewers.

Texas 4, Florida 2 in College World Series

OMAHA, June 25 (UPI) -- David Maroul and Will Crouch each had three hits Saturday night to lead Texas over Florida, 4-2, at the College World Series in Omaha.
Matt LaPorta
USA's Matt Laporta points to the sky after hitting a homerun against Japan to even the score at 1-1 in 2nd inning action at Wukesong Baseball Field, August 23, 2008, at the Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. Japan lost an early lead and the USA team came back to win, 8-4, and the bronze medal. The Olympics is dropping baseball as an official sport, first started at the 1984 Olympics. (UPI Photo/Mike Theiler)

Matthew Vincent LaPorta (born January 8, 1985) is an American professional baseball first baseman and left fielder with the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball. He was drafted 7th overall in the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft out of the University of Florida by the Milwaukee Brewers.

LaPorta was born in Port Charlotte, Florida. He attended Charlotte High School after transferring from Port Charlotte High. He played fullback on his freshman football team for the PCHS Pirates.

LaPorta was originally drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 14th round of the 2003 MLB Draft, but instead accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for coach Pat McMahon's Florida Gators baseball team from 2004 to 2007. He led NCAA Division I baseball with 26 home runs, which garnered LaPorta All-American honors as he helped lead the team to the 2005 College World Series final. In 2006, his batting average dipped from .328 to .259. In June, LaPorta was drafted in the fourteenth round of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft by the Boston Red Sox, but he chose to stay at Florida for his senior year; during that season, he earned his second All-American selection. LaPorta batted .402 with twenty home runs his senior season with the Gators. Also, LaPorta was recognized as the SEC Player of the Year. He graduated from Florida with a bachelor's degree in health and human performance in 2009.

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