Originally written on Burning River Baseball  |  Last updated 7/13/12
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Player of the Game Justin Masterson pitched a masterful game as he ran away with today's Player of the Game. Masterson pitched 7 shut out innings, allowing just 5 singles, 2 of which were immediately erased by double plays. A majority of Masterson's outs were ground balls, as he only struck out 5 Toronto batters. Hopefully he can continue to look like the Indians Ace through the second half of the season. Masterson scored 8.35 PoG points, giving him his 9th award of the season. Feathers Up Travis Hafner enjoyed his rest during the All Star break. He was so rested that he came out swinging in his first at bat and hit a home run off a left-handed pitcher in just the second pitch he saw. Hafner gave Cleveland the early 1-0 lead, which was all that Justin Masterson would need. Michael Brantley continues to tear apart pitching as he added 3 more hits today. Brantley currently has an 11 game hit streak and hits batting average is inching up toward the .300 mark. Chris Perez came...
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