Originally written on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 11/16/14
Indinastwins_1330

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.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Ex-NHL player viciously attacks opponent before game

Rick Barnes a possibility for Tennessee coaching job?

Report: NFL looking into Bill Belichick's camera ideas

Saints CB Brian Dixon arrested in Miami

CC Sabathia goes off about spring training stats

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Kentucky remains unbeaten after thrilling win over ND

Alabama DT arrested on domestic violence charges again

John Calipari blasted for postgame interview

WATCH: MJ, Tom Brady play pickup game in Bahamas

WATCH: Wrong national anthem played for El Salvador

WATCH: Russell Wilson smashes HR in Rangers BP

WATCH: Notre Dame gets warm reception upon return home

WATCH: Kris Letang hospitalized after hit

Aaron Rodgers, sports writer get into it over on-court access

Sam Dekker's hot shooting sends Wisconsin to Final Four

Jim McElwain complains about Florida roster

Mark Few: I put Coach K up there with John Wooden

WATCH: Enes Kanter embraces boos in return to Utah

Mariners prospect dies from boat accident injuries

T.J. Ford sends heartfelt tweet about Rick Barnes

Bruins coach suits up as backup goalie

Tennessee fans show love for Bruce Pearl on campus rock

Louisville guard turned off phone after clutch NC State win

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Report: NFL looking into more cameras

CC Sabathia goes off about spring stats

John Fox: Cutler will have to earn job

Texas eyeing Shaka Smart, Gregg Marshall?

WATCH: Brady jumps off cliff in Costa Rica

WATCH: 2 Chainz beats Nique in HORSE

Elite Eight preview and predictions: Notre Dame vs. Kentucky

Elite Eight preview and predictions: Arizona vs. Wisconsin

NFL owners chose cost over game integrity

Be careful how loudly you cheer on Mo'ne Davis' olive branch

James Harden and the collective consciousness

Hottest coaching seats in NBA

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.