Originally written on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 11/19/14

Solo homers and solid pitching were the order of the day for the Tribe. Choo, Brantley and Hafner all recorded solo bombs and Josh Tomlin pitched well. Chris Perez earned his 24th save.

Scoring Summary Bot 1st: Cleveland - S. Choo homered to deep right Bot 2nd: Cleveland - M. Brantley homered to deep right Top 5th: Tampa Bay - J. Molina grounded out to shortstop, W. Rhymes scored Bot 8th: Cleveland - T. Hafner homered to deep right Tampa Bay AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg D. Jennings lf 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .231 C. Pena dh-1b 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .197 B. Zobrist rf 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .247 B.J. Upton cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .241 L. Scott 1b 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .194     J.P. Howell p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000     J. Keppinger 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .317 W. Rhymes 3b-2b 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238 J. Molina c 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .195 E. Johnson ss 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .274 S. Rodriguez 2b 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .219     H. Matsui ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .175     J. McGee p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000  Totals 31 1 4 1 0 0 4 0 6  Batting 3B – W Rhymes (1, J Tomlin). RBI – J Molina (15). Team LOB – 3.  Fielding E – E Johnson (9, field). DP – 2 (J Molina-S Rodriguez, W Rhymes-E Johnson-C Pena).  Cleveland AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg S. Choo rf 3 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 .295 A. Cabrera ss 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 .290 J. Kipnis 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .272 T. Hafner dh 4 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 3 .245 C. Santana c 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .219 M. Brantley cf 3 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 .282 C. Kotchman 1b 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .233 J. Damon lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 .212     A. Cunningham lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .190 J. Hannahan 3b 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .253  Totals 28 3 7 3 3 5 4 0 13  Batting HR – S Choo (9, 1st inning off J Hellickson 0 on, 0 Out), T Hafner (7, 8th inning off J McGee 0 on, 1 Out), M Brantley (3, 2nd inning off J Hellickson 0 on, 1 Out). RBI – S Choo (32), T Hafner (24), M Brantley (41). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – T Hafner 2, J Damon 2. GIDP – M Brantley. Team LOB – 6.  Base Running CS – S Choo (2, 2nd base by J Howell/J Molina), M Brantley (6, 2nd base by J Hellickson/J Molina).  Fielding Outfield assists – A Cunningham.  Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA J. Hellickson (L, 4-5) 6.0 5 2 2 4 3 2 1.37 3.41 J.P. Howell 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.25 4.18 J. McGee 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0.90 1.86  Cleveland IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA J. Tomlin (W, 5-5) 7.0 2 1 1 0 3 0 1.37 5.45 V. Pestano (H, 21) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.00 1.85 C. Perez (S, 24) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.02 2.59 WP – J Hellickson, J Tomlin. Pitches-strikes – J Howell 14-7; J McGee 19-12; J Hellickson 107-55; J Tomlin 88-58; V Pestano 14-8; C Perez 11-6. Ground balls-fly balls – J Howell 1-0; J McGee 1-2; J Hellickson 8-6; J Tomlin 9-10; V Pestano 0-1; C Perez 2-2. Batters faced – J Howell 3; J McGee 4; J Hellickson 26; J Tomlin 24; V Pestano 3; C Perez 4.
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