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What a great way to start off the second half. Justin Masterson was, well, masterful, and the usual duo of Vinnie Pestano and Chris Perez was dominant in the final two frames.

A solo shot in the second by Travis Hafner was all of the firepower the Indians offense needed to improve to 45-41 on the season. This was a crucial victory with both Detroit and the White Sox leading as of the completion of Cleveland’s game.

Scoring Summary Top 2nd: Cleveland - T. Hafner homered to deep right  Cleveland AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg S. Choo rf 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .295 A. Cabrera ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 .282 J. Kipnis 2b 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 .275 T. Hafner dh 4 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 .232 C. Santana 1b 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 .224     C. Kotchman 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241 M. Brantley cf 4 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .294 L. Marson c 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 .295 J. Damon lf 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .223     A. Cunningham lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .189 J. Hannahan 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 .239  Totals 32 1 8 1 1 4 9 1 14  Batting 2B - M Brantley (25, R Romero). HR - T Hafner (8, 2nd inning off R Romero 0 on, 0 Out). RBI - T Hafner (25). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - A Cabrera 1, L Marson 1, J Damon 2, J Hannahan 1. GIDP - T Hafner. Team LOB - 8.  Base Running SB - J Damon (4, 2nd base off J Frasor/J Arencibia). CS - J Kipnis (2, 2nd base by R Romero/J Arencibia), C Santana (2, 2nd base by D Oliver/J Arencibia).  Fielding DP - 2 (A Cabrera-J Kipnis-C Santana, J Kipnis-C Santana).  Toronto AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg B. Lawrie 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .287 C. Rasmus cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .256 J. Bautista rf 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .241 E. Encarnacion 1b 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .293 A. Lind dh 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .215     B. Francisco pr-dh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 Y. Escobar ss 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 .254 K. Johnson 2b 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .247 R. Davis lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .249 J.P. Arencibia c 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 .226  Totals 30 0 5 0 0 1 8 0 8  Batting Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - C Rasmus 1, K Johnson 2. GIDP - Y Escobar, R Davis. Team LOB - 4.  Fielding DP - 1 (B Lawrie-Y Escobar-E Encarnacion).  Cleveland IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA J. Masterson (W, 6-8) 7.0 5 0 0 1 5 0 1.32 4.14 V. Pestano (H, 24) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.00 1.70 C. Perez (S, 25) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.08 3.24  Toronto IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA R. Romero (L, 8-5) 6.0 6 1 1 2 6 1 1.46 5.03 J. Frasor 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.38 3.63 D. Oliver 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.95 1.38 C. Janssen 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.88 2.29
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