Joe Martinez had retired the Chiefs in order in the top of the 1st, including striking out the first two batters he faced.� Strikeouts also helped him out in the 2nd inning.� Lead-off hitting 1B Jason Botts walked, then Wilson Ramos grounded to third.� Tribe 3B Mitch Jones (photo) made the play and threw to second base, but 2B Brian Friday had trouble getting the ball out of his glove.� Botts was out at second, but Ramos was safe at first.� RF Pete Orr doubled, moving Ramos to third base, then Martinez struck out LF Leonard Davis.� That brought up CF Michael Martinez, with the pitcher Erik Arnesen on deck.� Michael Martinez was intentionally walked, loading the bases, to get to Arnesen, who obligingly struck out, getting Joe Martinez out of the jam.
But Martinez was not so fortunate i...
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