Indians' Lee three-hits Cardinals, 3-0

CLEVELAND (AP) - Cliff Lee threw seven innings of no-hit ball before settling for a three-hitter to give the Cleveland Indians a 3-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night.

Lee (4-6) allowed only two first-inning walks until Yadier Molina opened the eighth with an opposite-field drive down the right-field line that hit off the wall for a double.

That broke a string of 20 in a row set down by the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner, who was bidding for the first no-hitter at Progressive Field and first by a Cleveland pitcher since Len Barker's perfect game against Toronto on May 15, 1981.

Mark DeRosa hit a two-run homer in the first inning and Kelly Shoppach got a solo shot in the fifth off Chris Carpenter (4-1), who won the NL Cy Young in 2005.

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