Indians manager Manny Acta did the biggest makeover of the season to his lineup Friday. Players were sent spinning into spots they haven't seen through the first 47 games of the season. After taking such dramatic action, Acta wouldn't say how long the changes would last. "We've living for today," Acta said. Grady Sizemore (right knee) was activated before the game. He batted sixth and was Acta's designated hitter, but went 0-for-4 in the Tribe's 5-0 loss. It was the first time Sizemore, who has spent most of his career hitting leadoff, has hit sixth since May 7, 2005, against Texas. Slumping cleanup hitter Carlos Santana, who never had hit anywhere but third or fourth for the Indians, was dropped to seventh. He was in a 0-for-19 slump and struggling against lefties (.200), although he did get a hit Friday night. Left-hander David Price started for the Rays on Friday and held the Indians to four hits overall.
Big changes to lineup as Grady Sizemore bats sixth, Carlos Santana seventh
Cleveland Plain Dealer | May 28