Originally posted on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 5/4/12

A nice game all around. Jeanmar Gomez continues to look more like a number two pitcher than our actual number two with seven solid and efficient innings; Choo with his first HR of the year; C-Pez with a save and Johnny Damon with an extra base hit. It all adds up a win against the best team in baseball, along with a game-and-a-half lead over the Tigers and the best run differential (admittedly, a sorta weak +2) in the division.

You start to get the feeling about this team: “If they stay healthy…”

It’s a good feeling to have.

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E Texas 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 9 0 Cleveland 0 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 X 6 10 1 WP: J. Gomez (2-1) S: C. Perez (10)
LP: C. Lewis (3-1) Scoring Summary Bot 2nd: Cleveland - S. Choo homered to deep center, C. Santana scored Top 3rd: Texas - I. Kinsler hit sacrifice fly to right center, M. Moreland scored Bot 3rd: Cleveland - J. Hannahan homered to deep right Top 4th: Texas - D. Murphy doubled to center, M. Young scored Top 6th: Texas - N. Cruz singled to left, M. Young scored Bot 6th: Cleveland - T. Hafner hit sacrifice fly to center, J. Kipnis scored Bot 7th: Cleveland - J. Damon tripled to deep center, C. Kotchman and J. Hannahan scored Texas AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg I. Kinsler 2b 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .283 E. Andrus ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .290 J. Hamilton cf 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .389 M. Young dh 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 .333 D. Murphy lf 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .290 N. Cruz rf 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .225 M. Napoli c 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 .231 M. Moreland 1b 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .246 A. Gonzalez 3b 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .304     A. Beltre ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .313  Totals 33 3 9 3 0 1 3 0 12  Batting 2B – M Young 2 (5, J Gomez 2); D Murphy (5, J Gomez); M Moreland (3, J Gomez). S – A Gonzalez. SF – I Kinsler. RBI – I Kinsler (16), D Murphy (7), N Cruz (12). 2-out RBI – N Cruz. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – E Andrus 1, M Moreland 1. GIDP – I Kinsler, N Cruz. Team LOB – 6.  Base Running CS – J Hamilton (1, 2nd base by V Pestano/C Santana).  Fielding DP – 1 (A Gonzalez-I Kinsler-M Moreland). Cleveland AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg J. Damon lf 4 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .167     A. Cunningham lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 J. Kipnis 2b 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 .301 A. Cabrera ss 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .303 T. Hafner dh 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 .278 C. Santana c 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .259 S. Choo rf 4 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 2 .211 M. Brantley cf 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .239 C. Kotchman 1b 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 .158 J. Hannahan 3b 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 .306  Totals 30 6 10 6 2 1 4 1 8  Batting 2B – J Kipnis (3, C Lewis). 3B – J Damon (1, C Lewis). HR – S Choo (1, 2nd inning off C Lewis 1 on, 1 Out), J Hannahan (2, 3rd inning off C Lewis 0 on, 0 Out). SF – T Hafner. RBI – J Damon 2 (2), T Hafner (13), S Choo 2 (11), J Hannahan (16). 2-out RBI – J Damon 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – J Kipnis 1, T Hafner 1. GIDP – M Brantley. Team LOB – 3.  Base Running SB – J Kipnis (6, 2nd base off C Lewis/M Napoli). CS – A Cabrera (2, 2nd base by C Lewis/M Napoli), M Brantley (4, 2nd base by C Lewis/M Napoli).  Fielding E – J Hannahan (5, field). DP – 3 (A Cabrera-J Kipnis-C Kotchman, J Hannahan-J Kipnis-C Kotchman, C Santana-A Cabrera). Texas IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA C. Lewis (L, 3-1) 6.2 10 6 6 1 2 2 1.14 2.97 R. Ross 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.69 1.54  Cleveland IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA J. Gomez (W, 2-1) 7.0 8 3 3 1 2 0 0.99 2.82 V. Pestano (H, 7) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.94 2.31 C. Perez (S, 10) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.11 3.09 HBP – A Cabrera (by R Ross). Pitches-strikes – C Lewis 106-73; R Ross 17-11; J Gomez 90-56; V Pestano 22-16; C Perez 12-8. Ground balls-fly balls – C Lewis 12-12; R Ross 1-1; J Gomez 12-7; V Pestano 2-0; C Perez 1-2. Batters faced – C Lewis 28; R Ross 5; J Gomez 29; V Pestano 3; C Perez 4. Game Details Umpires: HP–Dale Scott. 1B–CB Bucknor. 2B–Angel Campos. 3B–Dan Iassogna.
Weather: 66 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, in from right.
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