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A rough debut for Corey Kluber. The first pitch of his major league career was drilled for a home run. The rest of the first inning was pretty either. He settled down and the Indians clawed back into the game, sending it to extra innings. The Royals won it in the 11th. Swept by Twins and Royals in consecutive series. Ugh.   Scoring Summary Bot 1st: Kansas City - A. Gordon homered to deep right - L. Cain singled to center, A. Escobar scored - E. Hosmer homered to deep center, L. Cain and B. Pena scored - J. Dyson singled to shallow right, C. Getz scored Top 2nd: Cleveland - V. Rottino hit sacrifice fly to right, M. Brantley scored Top 3rd: Cleveland - C. Santana singled to shallow right, S. Choo and B. Lillibridge scored, A. Cabrera to third - M. Brantley hit sacrifice fly to center, A. Cabrera scored Top 5th: Cleveland - C. Santana homered to deep left, B. Lillibridge scored Bot 11th: Kansas City - A. Escobar singled to shallow left, E. Hosmer scored   Cleveland AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg S. Choo rf 5 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 .290 B. Lillibridge 2b 5 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 .183 A. Cabrera ss 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .280 C. Santana 1b 5 1 2 4 1 0 1 0 1 .238 M. Brantley cf 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .288 J. Lopez 3b 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 .248 V. Rottino lf 4 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 .000 S. Duncan dh 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222     J. Kipnis ph-dh 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266 L. Marson c 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250  Totals 40 6 11 6 1 1 8 2 7  Batting 2B – M Brantley (30, B Chen). HR – C Santana (11, 5th inning off E Teaford 1 on, 1 Out). SF – M Brantley, V Rottino. RBI – C Santana 4 (46), M Brantley (47), V Rottino (1). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – V Rottino 1. Team LOB – 4.  Base Running SB – S Choo (12, 2nd base off B Chen/B Pena), B Lillibridge (8, 2nd base off E Teaford/B Pena). CS – S Choo (6, 3rd base by B Chen/B Pena), J Lopez (1, 2nd base by K Herrera/B Pena).  Fielding E – B Lillibridge (1, field). PB – L Marson. DP – 2 (A Cabrera-B Lillibridge-C Santana, C Santana-A Cabrera).  Kansas City AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg A. Gordon lf 5 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 .295 A. Escobar ss 6 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 .307 L. Cain rf 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 .287 B. Butler dh 5 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 .301     J. Francoeur pr-dh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238 M. Moustakas 3b 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 .259 B. Pena c 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 .265 E. Hosmer 1b 5 2 2 3 1 0 0 0 1 .230 C. Getz 2b 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 .290 J. Dyson cf 5 0 2 1 0 0 1 2 2 .266  Totals 43 7 14 7 2 3 8 4 14  Batting 3B – C Getz (3, C Kluber). HR – A Gordon (6, 1st inning off C Kluber 0 on, 0 Out), E Hosmer (10, 1st inning off C Kluber 2 on, 2 Out). S – C Getz. RBI – A Gordon (40), A Escobar (37), L Cain (18), E Hosmer 3 (45), J Dyson (9). 2-out RBI – A Escobar, E Hosmer 3, J Dyson. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – A Gordon 1, A Escobar 1, B Pena 2. GIDP – A Gordon, E Hosmer. Team LOB – 8.  Base Running SB – A Gordon (5, 2nd base off C Kluber/L Marson), A Escobar (19, 2nd base off C Kluber/L Marson), J Dyson 2 (20, 2nd base off C Kluber/L Marson, 3rd base off C Kluber/L Marson).  Cleveland IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA C. Kluber 4.1 9 6 6 1 4 2 2.31 12.46 T. Sipp 1.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.29 4.95 J. Smith 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.13 3.00 V. Pestano 2.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.96 1.37 E. Rogers (L, 1-1) 1.2 3 1 1 1 1 0 1.05 2.92 C. Perez 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.02 2.75  Kansas City IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA B. Chen 2.2 7 4 4 1 0 0 1.41 5.66 E. Teaford 3.1 3 2 2 0 2 1 1.39 4.75 K. Herrera 2.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1.10 2.82 T. Collins 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.19 3.23 G. Holland 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.49 3.46 A. Crow (W, 2-1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.20 3.60 WP – E Rogers. IBB – A Gordon (by E Rogers). Pitches-strikes – C Kluber 86-56; T Sipp 23-14; J Smith 20-13; V Pestano 18-10; E Rogers 31-17; C Perez 4-3; B Chen 55-36; E Teaford 47-33; K Herrera 30-20; T Collins 15-10; G Holland 8-6; A Crow 13-8. Ground balls-fly balls – C Kluber 8-4; T Sipp 1-2; J Smith 3-0; V Pestano 3-1; E Rogers 4-1; C Perez 1-0; B Chen 5-7; E Teaford 6-4; K Herrera 1-2; T Collins 1-1; G Holland 0-2; A Crow 2-0. Batters faced – C Kluber 22; T Sipp 5; J Smith 4; V Pestano 6; E Rogers 9; C Perez 1; B Chen 15; E Teaford 13; K Herrera 6; T Collins 3; G Holland 3; A Crow 3. Game Details Umpires: HP–Laz Diaz. 1B–Mike Estabrook. 2B–Tim Welke. 3B–Mike Everitt.
Weather: 94 degrees, clear.
Wind: 4 mph, left to right.  
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