CLEVELAND (AP) _ Cleveland center fielder Kenny Lofton dislocated his left shoulder during Monday night's fifth and deciding game of the AL division series against Boston and was admitted to a hospital.

Lofton was hurt in the fourth inning when he hit a ground ball to first baseman Mike Stanley and slid head first in an attempt to beat the throw to pitcher Pedro Martinez, covering at first. After Lofton was called out, he lay face down on the ground for several minutes.

Lofton, who had two stints on the disabled list this season with hamstring injuries, got slowly to his feet and was helped off the field by Indians assistant trainer Jim Warfield, who had his hand under Lofton's left elbow for support.

Lofton was replaced in center field in the top of the fifth by Dave Roberts with the score 8-8.

The Indians said Lofton's shoulder had been popped back into the socket. He was expected to spend the night at Lutheran Hospital and the undergo X-rays that would determine if there was additional damage to his shoulder.

Martinez entered the game to start the fourth, his first appearance since straining a muscle beneath his right shoulder blade during last Wednesday night's series opener at Jacobs Field.