Originally written on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 4/15/12

Break up those Wahoos.  This win makes it three in a row, and puts the team back to the even-water mark for the year.

The Tribe finalized their weekend pounding of the Royals, a series in which they scored 32 runs.  It was three days ago when we worried about the offense, if you recall.  Holla.

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E Cleveland 0 0 6 0 4 0 0 3 0 13 15 0 Kansas City 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 7 13 1 WP: U. Jimenez (1-0)
LP: L. Mendoza (0-2)  

Scoring Summary

Bot 2nd: Kansas City - A. Escobar doubled, M. Moustakas scored, B. Pena to third - C. Getz singled to shallow right, B. Pena and A. Escobar scored Top 3rd: Cleveland - S. Choo doubled to right center, M. Brantley and A. Cabrera scored - S. Duncan homered to deep left, S. Choo and T. Hafner scored - J. Hannahan singled to shallow left, C. Kotchman scored, J. Kipnis to second Bot 4th: Kansas City - E. Hosmer grounded out to shortstop, C. Getz scored Top 5th: Cleveland - T. Hafner homered to deep right - L. Marson doubled to left, S. Duncan scored, C. Kotchman to third - M. Brantley doubled to shallow center, C. Kotchman and L. Marson scored Bot 6th: Kansas City - B. Butler singled to shallow left center, A. Gordon scored Top 8th: Cleveland - C. Kotchman homered to deep right center, S. Duncan scored - J. Kipnis homered to deep center Bot 9th: Kansas City - M. Moustakas singled to shallow right, E. Hosmer scored - B. Pena singled to shallow right, M. Moustakas scored

 

 Cleveland AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg M. Brantley cf 6 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .206 A. Cabrera ss 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 .282 S. Choo rf 5 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 2 .219     A. Cunningham rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 T. Hafner dh 4 2 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 .292 S. Duncan lf 2 3 1 3 1 3 0 0 1 .320 C. Kotchman 1b 4 3 3 2 1 1 0 1 2 .219 J. Kipnis 2b 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 4 .188 J. Hannahan 3b 5 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 4 .280 L. Marson c 5 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 .125  Totals 40 13 15 13 4 7 6 1 16  Batting 2B – M Brantley (3, J Mijares); S Choo (2, L Mendoza); L Marson (1, J Mijares). HR – T Hafner (2, 5th inning off L Mendoza 0 on, 0 Out), S Duncan (2, 3rd inning off L Mendoza 2 on, 2 Out), C Kotchman (2, 8th inning off L Coleman 1 on, 2 Out), J Kipnis (3, 8th inning off L Coleman 0 on, 2 Out). RBI – M Brantley 2 (3), S Choo 2 (6), T Hafner (5), S Duncan 3 (6), C Kotchman 2 (4), J Kipnis (7), J Hannahan (6), L Marson (1). 2-out RBI – M Brantley 2, S Choo 2, S Duncan 3, C Kotchman 2, J Kipnis, J Hannahan, L Marson. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – S Choo 1, J Hannahan 1, L Marson 1. GIDP – A Cabrera, S Duncan. Team LOB – 7.  Base Running SB – C Kotchman (2, 2nd base off L Mendoza/B Pena).  Kansas City AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg A. Gordon lf 4 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 5 .118 C. Getz 2b 5 1 3 2 0 0 0 1 1 .333 E. Hosmer 1b 3 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 .216 B. Butler dh 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 4 .297     J. Bourgeois cf 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .200 J. Francoeur rf 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 .286 M. Moustakas 3b 5 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 .258 B. Pena c 5 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .375 M. Maier cf-p 5 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 4 .167 A. Escobar ss 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 .265  Totals 40 7 13 7 0 4 7 1 20  Batting 2B – E Hosmer (2, J Asencio); M Moustakas (5, U Jimenez); B Pena (2, U Jimenez); A Escobar (2, U Jimenez). 3B – C Getz (1, U Jimenez). RBI – C Getz 2 (3), E Hosmer (7), B Butler (8), M Moustakas (6), B Pena (1), A Escobar (2). 2-out RBI – C Getz 2, B Butler, M Moustakas, B Pena. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – A Gordon 2, B Butler 1, J Francoeur 1, M Maier 1, A Escobar 1. Team LOB – 10.  Base Running SB – C Getz (2, 2nd base off U Jimenez/L Marson).  Fielding E – E Hosmer (1, field). DP – 2 (M Moustakas-C Getz-E Hosmer, C Getz-A Escobar-E Hosmer).  Cleveland IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA U. Jimenez (W, 1-0) 5.0 9 4 4 3 5 0 1.33 4.50 R. Perez 0.2 1 1 1 1 0 0 1.36 7.36 D. Wheeler 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.10 8.10 T. Sipp 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.40 13.50 J. Asencio 1.0 3 2 2 0 2 0 1.50 5.62  Kansas City IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA L. Mendoza (L, 0-2) 4.0 9 9 5 4 1 2 2.28 5.59 J. Mijares 1.0 2 1 1 1 2 0 1.40 1.80 L. Coleman 3.0 3 3 3 2 3 2 1.67 9.00 M. Maier 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.00 0.00 WP – U Jimenez, J Asencio. IBB – T Hafner (by L Mendoza). BALK – R Perez. Pitches-strikes – U Jimenez 112-70; R Perez 14-7; D Wheeler 12-9; T Sipp 8-4; J Asencio 29-17; M Maier 9-5; L Mendoza 89-51; J Mijares 30-18; L Coleman 57-35. Ground balls-fly balls – U Jimenez 10-3; R Perez 1-2; D Wheeler 2-2; T Sipp 1-2; J Asencio 2-1; M Maier 2-1; L Mendoza 13-2; J Mijares 1-1; L Coleman 2-7. Batters faced – U Jimenez 27; R Perez 4; D Wheeler 4; T Sipp 3; J Asencio 6; M Maier 3; L Mendoza 24; J Mijares 6; L Coleman 14. Game Details Umpires: HP–Jerry Meals. 1B–Lance Barrett. 2B–Paul Emmel. 3B–Gary Darling.
Weather: 72 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 17 mph, right to left.
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