Originally written July 04, 2012 on Waiting For Next Year:
The Indians battled back from a disastrous fifth inning in which the Angels batted around, scoring 5 runs and taking the lead- all after the Indians botched a double play that would have gotten them out of the inning unscathed. The Tribe pushed ahead with 14 hits, and then survived two rain delays to get the win. Scoring Summary Bot 1st: Cleveland - J. Kipnis singled to center, S. Choo scored Bot 2nd: Cleveland - S. Duncan hit sacrifice fly to center, M. Brantley scored - J. Hannahan doubled to deep right center, C. Kotchman to third, C. Kotchman scored, J. Hannahan to third advancing on throw Bot 4th: Cleveland - S. Duncan homered to deep left Top 5th: LA Angels - J. Hester safe at first on third baseman J. Hannahan’s throwing error, A. Callaspo scored, H. Kendrick to third - M. Trout homered to deep left, H. Kendrick and J. Hester scored - A. Pujols homered to deep left center Bot 5th: Cleveland - J. Lopez doubled to left, S. Choo scored, J. Kipnis to third - M. Brantley grounded out to first, J. Kipnis and J. Lopez scored on first baseman A. Pujols’ fielding error Bot 7th: Cleveland - M. Brantley grounded into fielder’s choice, J. Kipnis scored, J. Lopez out at second Bot 8th: Cleveland - A. Cunningham singled to shallow right, C. Kotchman scored  LA Angels AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg M. Trout cf 5 1 2 3 1 0 2 0 1 .340 T. Hunter rf 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .271 A. Pujols 1b 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .272 K. Morales dh 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .283 M. Trumbo lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .304 A. Callaspo 3b 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .263 H. Kendrick 2b 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .280 E. Aybar ss 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .265 J. Hester c 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .262     M. Izturis ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228  Totals 37 5 10 4 2 0 6 0 10  Batting 2B – K Morales (11, V Pestano); E Aybar (16, E Rogers). HR – M Trout (10, 5th inning off Z McAllister 2 on, 1 Out), A Pujols (13, 5th inning off Z McAllister 0 on, 2 Out). RBI – M Trout 3 (36), A Pujols (49). 2-out RBI – A Pujols. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – M Trout 1, T Hunter 1, A Callaspo 1. GIDP – H Kendrick. Team LOB – 5.  Fielding E – A Pujols (4, field). DP – 1 (A Callaspo-H Kendrick-A Pujols).  Cleveland AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg S. Choo rf 5 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 3 .292 A. Cabrera ss 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 .290 J. Kipnis 2b 4 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 2 .275 J. Lopez dh 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 .270 M. Brantley cf 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 2 .280 C. Santana c 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 .218 C. Kotchman 1b 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .226 S. Duncan lf 2 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 .221     A. Cunningham lf 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .181 J. Hannahan 3b 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 .257  Totals 36 9 14 8 1 2 5 1 15  Batting 2B – S Choo (25, D Haren); J Lopez (11, D Haren); C Kotchman (10, J Walden); J Hannahan 2 (8, D Haren, J Walden). 3B – S Choo (2, D Haren). HR – S Duncan (7, 4th inning off D Haren 0 on, 2 Out). SF – S Duncan. RBI – J Kipnis (48), J Lopez (27), M Brantley (36), S Duncan 2 (19), A Cunningham (5). 2-out RBI – S Duncan. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – S Choo 1, J Kipnis 2, C Santana 1. GIDP – J Lopez. Team LOB – 6.  Base Running SB – M Brantley (10, 2nd base off L Hawkins/J Hester).  Fielding E – J Hannahan (7, throw). DP – 1 (A Cabrera-J Kipnis-C Kotchman). LA Angels IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA D. Haren (L, 6-8) 4.1 9 7 6 1 1 1 1.41 4.86 H. Takahashi 1.2 0 0 0 1 2 0 1.12 4.08 L. Hawkins 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.33 1.56 J. Walden 1.0 3 1 1 0 2 0 1.58 4.15  Cleveland IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA Z. McAllister (W, 3-1) 6.0 8 5 3 0 5 2 1.28 3.93 J. Smith (H, 12) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.18 3.22 V. Pestano (H, 20) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.00 1.91 E. Rogers 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.62 1.59 IBB – J Kipnis (by D Haren). Pitches-strikes – D Haren 69-43; H Takahashi 27-17; L Hawkins 20-11; J Walden 16-12; Z McAllister 92-67; J Smith 9-8; V Pestano 12-8; E Rogers 15-11. Ground balls-fly balls – D Haren 6-7; H Takahashi 2-1; L Hawkins 4-0; J Walden 2-0; Z McAllister 7-8; J Smith 3-0; V Pestano 1-3; E Rogers 2-0. Batters faced – D Haren 22; H Takahashi 6; L Hawkins 5; J Walden 6; Z McAllister 26; J Smith 3; V Pestano 4; E Rogers 4.
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