Millwood stellar against old team

The Indians didn’t pay for Kevin Millwood in the offseason, so he delivered a little bit of payback Sunday afternoon against his former club. Millwood had a perfect game going until the fifth and struck out 10 batters in his eight innings of work. The 2005 AL ERA leader was in top form and prevented the Indians from completing a sweep. The Tribe lost 5-2.

“He was outstanding,” manager Eric Wedge said of Millwood. “We weren’t able to get anything going against him.”

The Tribe actually took the lead in the fifth on another home run by Kevin Kouzmanoff but were buried after allowing five in the seventh. Paul Byrd was pitching fantastic and even looked decent in the seventh. However, some of the balls hit were able to find holes and Byrd gave up the lead and was relieved by the recently dominant Fernando Cabrera, who surrendered a pivotal three-run bomb to Mark Teixeira.

The Indians now will travel to Toronto, a team they swept at home a week ago.

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