Originally written on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 11/16/14
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For the second straight start, Justin Masterson was dominant, striking out nine and blanking the Pirates for seven strong innings, as the Tribe defeated the Buccos 2-0 in front of nearly 32,000 fans at Progressive Field. The Indians broke the scoreless tie in the third with a two-out RBI double by Carlos Santana on a full count that scored Asdrbual Cabrera. In the eighth inning, Michael Brantley extended his hit streak to 22 games with a single back up the middle that scored the second run of the game. Vinnie Pestano and Chris Perez combined to finish the game off and put this one in the win column. Tomorow afternoon (4:05 start), Ubaldo Jimenez looks to turn in his third straight solid start (I know, I can’t believe I typed that either) against Pittsburgh’s A.J. Burnett.

Scoring Summary Bot 3rd: Cleveland - C. Santana doubled to shallow left, A. Cabrera scored Bot 8th: Cleveland - M. Brantley singled to shallow center, S. Choo scored, C. Santana to second  Pittsburgh AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg A. Presley lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .227 N. Walker 2b 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .270 A. McCutchen cf 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 .321 G. Jones dh 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 .250 C. McGehee 1b 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .235 P. Alvarez 3b 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 .189 J. Tabata rf 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 4 .230 R. Barajas c 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .228 J. Harrison ss 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .225  Totals 30 0 5 0 0 3 10 2 13  Batting 2B - N Walker (12, J Masterson). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - A Presley 2, G Jones 1, C McGehee 1, J Tabata 2. GIDP - J Tabata. Team LOB - 7.  Base Running SB - N Walker (6, 2nd base off J Masterson/C Santana), J Tabata (8, 2nd base off J Masterson/C Santana). CS - J Harrison (2, 2nd base by J Masterson/C Santana).  Fielding Outfield assists - A Presley. DP - 1 (A Presley-R Barajas).  Cleveland AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg S. Choo rf 3 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 .269 A. Cabrera ss 2 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 .296 J. Kipnis 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 .275 C. Santana c 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 .230 M. Brantley cf 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .284 J. Damon lf 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .180     A. Cunningham lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .185 C. Kotchman 1b 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .219 L. Chisenhall dh 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227     J. Lopez ph-dh 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250 J. Hannahan 3b 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .269  Totals 29 2 6 2 0 4 8 1 14  Batting 2B - C Santana (10, J McDonald). RBI - C Santana (29), M Brantley (30). 2-out RBI - C Santana, M Brantley. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Brantley 1, A Cunningham 1, J Hannahan 1. Team LOB - 7.  Base Running SB - S Choo (9, 2nd base off J Grilli/R Barajas).  Fielding DP - 1 (J Kipnis-A Cabrera-C Kotchman).  Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA J. McDonald (L, 5-3) 6.0 3 1 1 2 5 0 0.98 2.32 T. Watson 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.20 4.05 J. Grilli 0.2 0 1 1 2 2 0 1.14 1.82 J. Cruz 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.63 1.99  Cleveland IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA J. Masterson (W, 3-6) 7.0 4 0 0 3 9 0 1.40 4.38 V. Pestano (H, 16) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.05 2.10 C. Perez (S, 21) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.03 2.49 WP - J Masterson. HBP - J Harrison (by J Masterson). Pitches-strikes - J McDonald 101-54; T Watson 10-9; J Grilli 24-12; J Cruz 8-5; J Masterson 109-70; V Pestano 9-8; C Perez 5-3. Ground balls-fly balls - J McDonald 3-10; T Watson 1-1; J Grilli 0-0; J Cruz 0-0; J Masterson 5-6; V Pestano 0-2; C Perez 1-1. Batters faced - J McDonald 23; T Watson 4; J Grilli 4; J Cruz 2; J Masterson 28; V Pestano 3; C Perez 3. Game Details Umpires: HP–Lance Barksdale. 1B–Fieldin Culbreth. 2B–Adrian Johnson. 3B–Gary Cederstrom.
Weather: 72 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 13 mph, in from center.
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