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03/15/07 9:40 PM ET

Rays held back by Westbrook, Tribe

Dukes breaks up no-hit bid; Seo solid in four-inning stint

at Winter Haven, Fla.
Thursday, March 15

Indians at the plate: The fifth was the big inning for the Indians. They broke out against Seth McClung with Andy Marte's three-run homer to left. It was Marte's second homer this spring, both at night. Catcher Wyatt Toregas chipped in with a hard-hit, RBI double to center, and Grady Sizemore knocked him in with an RBI single to right.

Devil Rays at the plate: The Rays had to be glad this was just an exhibition. Their bats were silent for the first six innings, in which they were no-hit by Jake Westbrook and Rafael Betancourt. Elijah Dukes finally broke up the no-no with his single off Tom Mastny in the seventh.

Indians on the mound: Westbrook was in midseason form. He blanked the Rays for four solid innings in which the only baserunner he allowed came when he hit Jonny Gomes with a pitch. He struck out three batters. Betancourt followed suit, pitching a pair of perfect innings of relief and striking out three.

Devil Rays on the mound: Starter Jae Seo continued his efficient spring, working four scoreless innings in which he gave up just one hit. He's allowed just one run in nine innings pitched this spring. McClung left his pitches up and was beat up for five runs on four hits with a walk and a strikeout in that one inning of work.

Grapefruit League records: Indians 10-6-1; Devil Rays 1-14.

Up next: The Indians host the Nationals at 12:35 p.m. ET Friday at Chain of Lakes Park. Right-hander Fausto Carmona makes his fourth start of the spring against right-hander Jerome Williams. The Rays play the Pirates at 1:05 p.m. at Progress Energy Park, where right-hander James Shields opposes left-hander Tom Gorzelanny.

Anthony Castrovince is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.