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  Monday, May 29 1:05pm ET
Ramirez (strained hammy) headed to DL?

CLEVELAND (AP) -- A season full of sprains, strains, pulls and tears just got more painful for the Cleveland Indians.

Manny Ramirez, Cleveland's All-Star right fielder, strained his left hamstring during the eighth inning of Monday's 3-2, 10-inning loss to the Anaheim Angels and could be headed to the Indians' already crowded disabled list.

Manny Ramirez

"If Manny goes down, that's really tough," Indians first baseman Jim Thome said while looking around Cleveland's clubhouse. "He's the core of our lineup. It's like, 'Who's next?' "

Ramirez, who will have an MRI on Tuesday, pulled up while running out a grounder in the eighth when the Indians tied it 2-2.

"I saw him limp and I said, 'Oh, no,' " Indians manager Charlie Manuel said.

Cleveland has seven players -- six pitchers -- on the DL and the Indians have little help on their bench because both utilityman Enrique Wilson and catcher Sandy Alomar have strained hamstrings and can't play.

Since May 18 -- when they put three pitchers on the DL -- the Indians have made 19 roster moves.

"We have to stay positive," Manuel said.

Troy Glaus, whose throwing error in the eighth inning helped Cleveland tie it, homered leading off the 10th as the Angels snapped a nine-game losing streak against the Indians.

Glaus' 16th homer, a shot into the left-field bleachers off Steve Karsay (0-3), enabled the Angels to recover after allowing the Indians to tie it with two unearned runs in the eighth.

Three of Anaheim's last six games have gone extra innings.

Benji Gil had two RBI groundouts for Anaheim, which got five no-hit innings from starter Jarrod Washburn and solid relief from its bullpen.

Washburn was lifted after five innings by Angels manager Mike Scioscia because of tightness in his left shoulder.

Washburn admitted his shoulder was stiff but couldn't convince Scioscia to keep him in.

"After the fifth inning, he said, 'All right, you're done,' " Washburn said. "So I laughed. I thought he was joking."

Scioscia said he didn't want to send Washburn back out there and have him risk his future.

"Enough was enough," Scioscia said. "He's not going to be an attorney because he lost his argument. As much as you want to win the ballgame, you have to look at the big picture."

Shigetoshi Hasegawa (4-0), Anaheim's fourth pitcher, got the win and Troy Percival pitched the 10th for his league-leading 15th save.

Percival, 0-6 with a 6.84 ERA in his career against Cleveland, gave up a two-out double to Omar Vizquel in the 10th and Scioscia had his closer intentionally walk Roberto Alomar.

Percival then struck out pinch-hitter Alex Ramirez for his first career save at Jacobs Field.

"Whether I get a save or not, it's always negative with you guys," said Percival, who didn't believe reporters when they informed him of his first save at Jacobs Field.

Cleveland wasted a brilliant performance by Jim Brower, making his first start this season and the third of his career.

The right-hander, recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on May 18 when the Indians placed three pitchers on the disabled list, gave up just one earned run and two hits in a career-best 7 2/3 innings.

"I looked at this as an opportunity and wanted to do my best," said Brower, who with all the Indians' injury problems is likely to remain in the rotation. "I looked at it as a spot start. But if I get another start, that's great."

After Washburn was pulled after 88 pitches, Al Levine came on and gave up Cleveland's first hit, a double down the right-field line by Vizquel.

But Levine kept the shutout intact with a pair of assists before getting Travis Fryman to fly out for the final out.

Washburn almost didn't make it out of the first inning, walking three -- two with two outs to load the bases -- but got Fryman on a fly to left.

Thome made just one error in 267 chances this season at first before his two misplays on one grounder in the third helped give the Angels a 1-0 lead.

Game notes
The Indians failed to homer for the first time in 20 games. ... Angels pitcher Kent Mercker, who was near death after a small blood vessel in his brain burst earlier this month, drove up from his home in Dublin, Ohio, to visit his teammates for the first time since being hospitalized. Doctors expect Mercker, 32, to make a full recovery. ... The Angels are now 121-121 all-time in Cleveland. ... Cleveland fell to 4-1 in extra innings. ... C.C. Sabathia, the Indians' top minor league pitching prospect, lasted just 3 1/3 innings in his first start at Double-A Akron.


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