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Notes, Quotes · Roster Report · Acta unconcerned about Carmona's brutal start

--RHP Fausto Carmona's recent mastery over the White Sox meant nothing Friday in his Opening Day start. In his last seven starts against the Sox prior to Friday, Carmona was 7-0 with a 2.82 ERA. In the 2011 season opener, however, Carmona gave up 10 runs on 11 hits in three-plus innings. "He just couldn't keep the ball down," manager Manny Acta said.

--C Carlos Santana had a solid spring training, proving he is all the way back from the season-ending knee surgery he had last August. Santana continued his strong return Friday, going 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in the Indians' 15-10 loss to the White Sox.

--3B Jack Hannahan, a non-roster invitee to the major league spring training camp, became the Indians' Opening Day third baseman after 3B Jason Donald suffered a broken hand in spring training. Hannahan made the most of his debut, going 3-for-4 with a home run Friday in a loss to Chicago. The homer was Hannahan's first in the major leagues since Aug. 26, 2009.

--OF Trevor Crowe is expected to be sidelined four months after undergoing surgery on his right (throwing) shoulder Wednesday in New York. Crowe's surgery was an arthroscopic debridement of his shoulder. "The surgery wasn't as serious as we thought," manager Manny Acta said. "He'll be able to start throwing a ball in eight weeks. Instead of him losing six to nine months it's only going to be four months, so that's good news."

--RHP Frank Herrmann was the last reliever to win a job on the major league staff during spring training. Herrmann made his first Opening Day appearance Friday, and he made the most of it, striking out a career-high five batters in two innings.

15 -- Runs allowed by the Indians to the White Sox in a 15-10 loss on Opening Day. That's the most runs allowed by the Indians in a season opener in their history.

"Our number one guy just didn't have it." -- Manager Manny Acta, after RHP Fausto Carmona gave up 10 runs on 11 hits in three-plus innings in a 15-10 loss to the White Sox on Opening Day.

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