Late rally not enough

Coco Crisp hit a solo home run in the eighth and Jody Gerut delivered a pinch-hit RBI single in the ninth, but the Indians still came up short in their bid to sweep the San Diego Padres, falling 3-2 Thursday afternoon. Jake Westbrook pitched a solid game, giving up three runs (only one earned) on three hits in six innings, and the Indians out-hit the Pads 9-3, but they couldn’t complete the sweep.

Things may have turned out different had third-base ump Tim Welke not rung Grady Sizemore up on a check swing in the ninth with two outs and the tying run on first. To have a game end on a call like that is a joke, because it sure looked like Grady held up. Why the hell wasn’t Eric Wedge in Welke’s face after that call?

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