Dodgers fall to Indians, 6-3

Cleveland 6, Dodgers 3

AT THE PLATE: Manny Ramirez singled, James Loney doubled and both scored on infield outs in the second inning. Blake DeWitt doubled and scored on Rafael Furcal’s single in the fifth.

ON THE MOUND: Knuckleballer Charlie Haeger, named the Dodgers’ fifth starter earlier in the day, gave up a solo homer to Grady Sizemore and walked six but otherwise shut down Cleveland in five innings. Relievers George Sherrill and Ramon Troncoso gave up five runs, three unearned.

EXTRA BASES:Catcher Russell Martin, continuing to recover from a groin strain, dived and crashed into the backstop in a failed bid to catch a pop foul in the first inning.

UP NEXT:Left-hander Clayton Kershaw is scheduled to start Friday’s 7 p.m. game against the Angels in Anaheim as the teams open their two-game Freeway Series.

ON THE AIR: TV: Channel 13. Radio: 790, 830.

— Jim Peltz