Found April 22, 2012 on Waiting For Next Year:
The Tribe offense was getting plenty of hits, but for the second straight night, they specialized in leaving guys on base. That is, until the eighth inning. The Indians broke this game open in the top of the eighth with a two-run triple by Jason Kipnis and a wild pitch which allowed him to score. Kipnis had four hits and drove in three runs. Four other Indians (Hafner, Donald, Choo, Hannahan) had two hits apiece, and Jeanmar Gomez was brilliant in 5 1/3 innings as the Tribe moved to 7-1 on the road trip with the 5-1 victory over Oakland. The Tribe goes for the sweep tomorrow afternoon and a 8-1 trip with Justin Masterson facing Tyson Ross. Scoring Summary Top 1st: Cleveland - T. Hafner grounded out to pitcher, J. Kipnis scored, S. Choo to third, C. Santana to second Top 6th: Cleveland - J. Kipnis singled to shallow center, J. Donald scored Bot 6th: Oakland - Y. Cespedes hit sacrifice fly to deep center, C. Pennington scored Top 8th: Cleveland - J. Kipnis tripled to deep right center, J. Donald and M. Brantley scored - J. Kipnis scored on wild pitch  Cleveland AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg M. Brantley cf 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .212 J. Kipnis 2b 5 2 4 3 0 0 0 0 2 .226 S. Choo rf 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250 C. Santana c 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 .239 T. Hafner dh 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 .350 S. Duncan lf 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 .268     A. Cunningham lf 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .214 C. Kotchman 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 .157 J. Hannahan 3b 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 .342 J. Donald ss 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .241  Totals 39 5 14 4 0 4 5 2 18  Batting 2B - S Choo (4, B Fuentes); J Hannahan (3, B McCarthy). 3B - J Kipnis (2, B Fuentes). RBI - J Kipnis 3 (11), T Hafner (7). 2-out RBI - J Kipnis 3. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Brantley 1, J Kipnis 1, C Santana 1, S Duncan 2, C Kotchman 2. GIDP - C Kotchman. Team LOB - 11.  Base Running SB - S Choo (3, 2nd base off B McCarthy/K Suzuki), J Donald (2, 2nd base off B McCarthy/K Suzuki). CS - J Kipnis (1, 2nd base by B McCarthy/K Suzuki).  Oakland AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg J. Weeks 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 .209 C. Pennington ss 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .207 J. Reddick rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .283 Y. Cespedes cf 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 .255 S. Smith dh 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .195 J. Gomes lf 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .259 D. Barton 1b 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .176 K. Suzuki c 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 .192 E. Sogard 3b 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .148     K. Ka’aihue ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .333  Totals 34 1 8 1 0 1 6 3 15  Batting 2B - C Pennington (4, J Gomez); D Barton (2, J Asencio). SF - Y Cespedes. RBI - Y Cespedes (15). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Weeks 1, S Smith 2, K Ka’aihue 2. Team LOB - 8.  Base Running SB - J Weeks 2 (3, 2nd base off J Gomez/C Santana, 3rd base off J Gomez/C Santana), Y Cespedes (3, 2nd base off J Gomez/C Santana).  Fielding DP - 1 (D Barton-C Pennington).  Cleveland IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA J. Gomez (W, 1-0) 5.1 4 1 1 1 3 0 0.54 1.93 D. Wheeler 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.60 5.40 T. Sipp 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.14 11.57 V. Pestano 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.78 2.35 J. Asencio 0.2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1.45 4.35 C. Perez (S, 6) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.43 3.86  Oakland IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA B. McCarthy (L, 0-3) 7.0 10 2 2 3 4 0 1.47 3.38 B. Fuentes 1.0 4 3 3 0 1 0 1.35 5.40 P. Figueroa 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.00 0.00 WP - B Fuentes. IBB - T Hafner (by B McCarthy). Pitches-strikes - J Gomez 88-53; D Wheeler 19-11; T Sipp 11-7; V Pestano 11-10; J Asencio 17-16; C Perez 3-1; B McCarthy 113-65; B Fuentes 23-14; P Figueroa 11-7. Ground balls-fly balls - J Gomez 8-5; D Wheeler 0-2; T Sipp 1-1; V Pestano 1-2; J Asencio 2-1; C Perez 0-1; B McCarthy 9-9; B Fuentes 1-3; P Figueroa 2-0. Batters faced - J Gomez 21; D Wheeler 3; T Sipp 3; V Pestano 4; J Asencio 4; C Perez 1; B McCarthy 33; B Fuentes 7; P Figueroa 3. Game Details Umpires: HP–Alan Porter. 1B–Ron Kulpa. 2B–Jim Wolf. 3B–Derryl Cousins.
Weather: 75 degrees, clear.
Wind: 6 mph, out to right.
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