MLB: Cleveland 5, Kansas City 3

CLEVELAND, July 13 (UPI) -- Cleveland's Lonnie Chisenhall belted a long grand slam in the sixth inning Saturday, powering the Indians over Kansas City 5-3.

MLB: Cleveland 5, Minnesota 1

CLEVELAND, June 21 (UPI) -- Jason Kipnis drove in three runs in support of Scott Kazmir Friday and Cleveland captured its third win in a row with a 5-1 decision over Minnesota.

MLB: Texas 6, Cleveland 3

ARLINGTON, Texas, June 10 (UPI) -- Lance Berkman bashed a go-ahead homer in the seventh inning Monday and the Texas Rangers went on to record a 6-3 victory over reeling Cleveland.

MLB: New York Yankees 4, Cleveland 3

NEW YORK, June 4 (UPI) -- Mark Teixeira slammed a three-run homer and David Phelps fired six shutout innings Tuesday, staking the New York Yankees to a 4-3 win over Cleveland.

MLB: Cleveland 7, Cincinnati 1

CLEVELAND, May 30 (UPI) -- Michael Bourn's two-run double highlighted a seven-run fourth inning Thursday that vaulted Cleveland to a 7-1 decision over Cincinnati.

MLB: Philadelphia 6, Cleveland 2

PHILADELPHIA, May 14 (UPI) -- John Mayberry drove in three runs to back Jonathan Pettibone's quality start Tuesday in the Philadelphia Phillies' 6-2 interleague win over Cleveland.

MLB: Cleveland 9, Oakland 2

CLEVELAND, May 9 (UPI) -- League-leader Mark Reynolds hit the third of three Cleveland home runs Thursday in sending the Indians to a 9-2 win over the Oakland Athletics.

MLB: Cleveland 7, Minnesota 3

CLEVELAND, May 4 (UPI) -- Jason Kipnis went 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBI Saturday, powering the Cleveland Indians to a sixth straight win with a 7-3 victory over Minnesota.

MLB: Kansas City 3, Cleveland 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 27 (UPI) -- Eric Hosmer drove in Alex Gordon with a bases-loaded walk Saturday, supplying the winning margin for the Kansas City Royals in a 3-2 decision over Cleveland.

MLB: Tampa Bay 6, Cleveland 0

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 6 (UPI) -- Alex Cobb held Cleveland to four hits over 7 1/3 innings Saturday and Tampa Bay rolled to a 6-0 victory, its second straight shutout of the Indians.

Angels release starting pitcher Kazmir

ANAHEIM, Calif., June 15 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Angels said Wednesday they have released struggling left-handed starting pitcher Scott Kazmir.

MLB: Chicago White Sox 6, LA Angels 2

ANAHEIM, Calif., Sept. 26 (UPI) -- John Danks limited the Angels to two runs through eight innings Saturday, pacing the Chicago White Sox' 6-2 victory over Los Angeles.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels 6, Tampa Bay 3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Bobby Abreu smacked two solo homers and Peter Bourjos connected for a three-run shot Sunday, fueling the Los Angeles Angels' 6-3 win over Tampa Bay.

MLB: LA Angels 7, Chicago Cubs 6

CHICAGO, June 18 (UPI) -- Home runs by Howie Kendrick and Torii Hunter helped the Los Angeles Angels withstand a late Chicago rally for a 7-6 win Friday over the Cubs.

MLB: LA Angels 4, LA Dodgers 2

LOS ANGELES, June 13 (UPI) -- Juan Rivera's two-run homer Saturday fueled a 4-2 Los Angeles Angels victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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Scott Kazmir
The Tampa Bay Devil Rays Scott Kazmir of the American League All Stars attends a press conference in Pittsburgh, Pa on July 10, 2006. (UPI Photo/Mark Goldman)

Scott Edward Kazmir (born January 24, 1984) is a left-handed starting pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Kazmir made his Major League debut with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2004 when he was only 20 years old, and is still the franchise's all-time strikeout leader with 874. He is also among the team's leaders in earned-run average, wins, and games started.

At Cypress Falls High School, Kazmir threw four straight no-hitters as a junior. He was highly recruited after striking out 172 batters in 75 innings as a senior at Cypress Falls High School, and had verbally committed to the University of Texas. However, Kazmir was drafted in the first round (15th overall) of the 2002 MLB Draft by the New York Mets. Along with teammate Clint Everts (who was selected 5th overall by the Montreal Expos) he became half of the first pair of high school pitchers from the same team drafted in the first round.

In 2004, he was considered the top pitching prospect for the New York Mets. While playing for their Double-A team, the Binghamton Mets, he was infamously traded along with minor league pitcher Joselo Díaz to the Devil Rays on July 30, 2004 for Víctor Zambrano and Bartolomé Fortunato. This trade was big news, and continues to be widely criticized by the New York media and fan base given Kazmir's subsequent success. There is also speculation that the move may have led to the demotion of then-General Manager Jim Duquette within the organization.

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