Crowe excels in 2010 debut

Crowe excels in 2010 debut

BALTIMORE -- Trevor Crowe was called up Saturday and said before the game that he just wanted to do whatever he could to help the Indians win.

In his first game, Crowe did plenty.

Crowe went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in the eight-run ninth as the Indians rallied to beat the Orioles 8-2. He also made a great diving catch in center field in the ninth.

"He played a tremendous game," said Cleveland manager Manny Acta. "He can do a lot of things. I can see why a guy like him ... was drafted in the first round. I think, when everything is said and done, he could be part of what we're trying to do here."

Acta said that Crowe's speed and his ability to play all three outfield positions is going to be a plus. The Indians can use him in a variety of ways.

He batted ninth in Saturday's win, and Acta said Crowe would probably stay at the bottom of the order. Crowe had three stints with the Indians last year, and this is his first time up in 2010. He was called up when Andy Marte was placed on the disabled list.

"We've got good players in this locker room, and I just want to help any way I can," Crowe said.

Crowe was not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game.