Cleveland Indians 10, Chicago White Sox 8
Grady Sizemore became the active leader in baseball’s consecutive games played, homering in what was his 366th straight game played. The Indians wore their new home uniforms and got timely hitting from Franklin Gutierrez to win the game 10-8.
While C.C. Sabathia might have been making his final Opening Day start in an Indians uniform, he did not have his best stuff. Sabathia went 5 and 1/3 while allowing 5 ER on 6 hits. He did strike out seven.
The big hit of the ballgame was a double off the wall by Casey Blake which broke a 7-7 tie. Joe Borowski made it interesting in the 9th; but held on for his 1st save and the Indians have begun a season in which Peter Gammons picked them to win the World Series on the right track.