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Oakland ousts Cleveland

Nate Freiman finished 2-for-3 with a three- run homer and four RBI to stoke Oakland's 13-3 rout of Cleveland in Grapefruit League action.

MLB: Cleveland 5, Chicago White Sox 4

CLEVELAND, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Jason Giambi blasted a game-winning, two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday, sending Cleveland to a 5-4 win over the Chicago White Sox.

MLB: Cleveland 9, Houston 2

CLEVELAND, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Corey Kluber went 5 1/3 innings to get the win Sunday and the playoff-contending Cleveland Indians completed a four-game sweep of Houston with a 9-2 victory.

MLB: Cleveland 2, Houston 1 (7 inn.)

CLEVELAND, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Carlos Santana and Ryan Raburn scored unearned runs Friday that brought Cleveland a 2-1 win over Houston in a game shortened to seven innings by rain.

MLB: Cleveland 2, Houston 1 (11 inn.)

CLEVELAND, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- A bases-loaded single by Matt Carson in the 11th inning Thursday lifted Cleveland to a 2-1 decision over Houston.

MLB: Kansas City 6, Cleveland 2

CLEVELAND, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- James Shields allowed four hits in an eight-plus-inning effort Wednesday in pitching the Kansas City Royals to a 6-2 win over Cleveland.

MLB: Cleveland 4, Detroit 0

DETROIT, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Mike Aviles belted a tie-breaking grand slam in the ninth inning Sunday, lifting the Cleveland Indians over Detroit 4-0.

MLB: Atlanta 3, Cleveland 2

ATLANTA, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Chris Johnson singled in Jordan Schafer from second with two away in the ninth inning Wednesday, giving Atlanta a 3-2 victory over Cleveland.

MLB: Cleveland 3, Los Angeles Angels 1

ANAHEIM, Calif., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Nick Swisher's two-run homer gave Cleveland the lead in the third inning Wednesday and the Indians held on to defeat the Los Angeles Angels 3-1.

MLB: Cleveland 9, Minnesota 8 (12 innings)

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Michael Brantley drove in Nick Swisher with a 12th-inning sacrifice fly Wednesday to help the Cleveland Indians post a 9-8 come-from behind win over Minnesota.

MLB: Cleveland 6, Los Angeles Angels 5

CLEVELAND, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- A seventh-inning single by Michael Bourn gave Cleveland the lead Sunday and the Indians rallied from five runs down to edge the Los Angeles Angels 6-5.

MLB: Detroit 6, Cleveland 5 (14 inn.)

CLEVELAND, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Prince Fielder doubled home two runs in the 14th inning Wednesday and Detroit held on to win its 11th straight, 6-5 over Cleveland.

MLB: Cleveland 6, Texas 0

CLEVELAND, July 28 (UPI) -- Ubaldo Jimenez limited Texas to two hits over eight shutout innings Sunday, staking the Cleveland Indians to a 6-0 win over the Rangers and a series sweep.

MLB: Baltimore 7, Cleveland 3

BALTIMORE, June 27 (UPI) -- A two-run double by Matt Wieters highlighted Baltimore's five-run fifth Thursday and propelled the Orioles to a 7-3 win over Cleveland.

MLB: Cleveland 4, Baltimore 3

BALTIMORE, June 26 (UPI) -- Michael Brantley and Mike Aviles both scored on ninth-inning ground outs Wednesday to rally Cleveland to a 4-3 victory over Baltimore.
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Michael Anthony Avilés (born March 13, 1981 in New York City, New York) is a Puerto Rican-American Major League Baseball shortstop for the Kansas City Royals.

Avilés graduated from Middletown High School in Middletown, New York in 1999 and was a Division II All-American shortstop at Concordia College, in Bronxville, New York. He was named Division II player of the year in 2003, after hitting .500 with 83 runs, 22 homers and 65 RBI in 45 games.

His professional baseball career began when he was chosen in the 7th round of the 2003 Major League Baseball Draft by the Kansas City Royals and offered an "insulting" $1,000 signing bonus. He spent 2004 with the Wilmington Blue Rocks in the Carolina League and 2005 with the Wichita Wranglers in the Texas League. He then spent 2006 and 2007 with the Omaha Royals of the Pacific Coast League, becoming the Royals' Minor League Player of The Year in 2007. He started 2008 in the minors, batting .338 with 10 home runs and 42 RBI in just 50 games with Omaha.

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