Player of the Game
With a score of 4.95, Russ Canzler has won his second straight Player of the Game award. Canzler hit another home run, then later doubled, singled and scored again. He also flashed a little leather while playing first base, before being removed from the game for Casey Kotchman.
Because Lou Marson was not in the game to ground into a double play in front of Ezequiel Carrera, the Indians were able to score a couple more runs against Chicago today. In the fourth, Thomas Neal hit a ground ball with bases loaded and beat the return throw to first for a fielder's choice. The Indians scored once on that play, again on a Carrera single and once more when Shin-Soo Choo singled. In this particular instance the difference between an absolutely useless player (Marson) and an almost absolutely useless player (the much faster Neal) was three runs.
Corey Kluber settled down after giving up home runs to A.J. Pierzynski and Dayan Viciedo, getting nine ...