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Cleveland ekes past the Dodgers

Cleveland ekes past the Dodgers

Mike Aviles' two-run single in the eighth inning lifted the Cleveland Indians to a 5-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the finale of a three-game set.

White Sox defeat Cleveland 3-2

Moises Sierra's RBI single lifted the Chicago White Sox to 3-2 win over Cleveland, as the White Sox completed the three-game sweep Wednesday.

Indians down the Detroit Tigers 6-2

The Indians downed the Detroit Tigers, 6-2, in the second test of a three-game set Tuesday at Progressive Field.

Cleveland Indians defeat Toronto 15-4

David Murphy went 5-for-6 with five RBI to lead the Cleveland Indians to a 15-4 drubbing of the Toronto Blue Jays in the middle test of a three-game set.

Minnesota Twins defeat Cleveland 1-0

Eduardo Escobar's 10th-inning solo homer was the only meaningful offense in the contest, and sent Minnesota to a narrow 1-0 victory over Cleveland.

Angels defeat Cleveland Indians 6-4

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim took a 6-4 win over the Cleveland Indians in middle test of a three-game set.

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.
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Mike Aviles
St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Troy Glaus watches as Kansas City Royals Mike Aviles rounds the base after hitting a solo homerun in the eighth inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on June 17, 2008. The home run proved to be the game winner as Kansas City won the game 2-1. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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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.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Mike Aviles."
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