Westbrook gives complete effort

Starter Jake Westbrook gave up most of his hits early in the ballgame and then cruised to a 4-0 shutout over the Angels Wednesday night. It was his second shutout of the season and his 50th win of his career. Westbrook struck out seven in the full nine innings and won back-to-back games for the first time since early April. The majority of the Tribe lineup was Triple-A players but it was the youngsters who led the charge offensively. Choo, Garko, and Inglett each had an RBI. Martinez and Choo each had three hits for the Tribe, who snapped a four-game losing slide.

Give some credit to Wedge for letting Westbrook go back out there to finish the game in the ninth. After eight, Westbrook had over 100 pitches. With Sowers and now with Jake, Wedge is starting to give his starters some freedom. I like a manager who rewards his pitchers for a job well done by letting them finish out games.

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