Found September 30, 2012 on Waiting For Next Year:
The Indians made a valiant comeback late after trailing 6-1, but they came up short when Tony Abreu singled home Mike Moustakas in the top of the 14th as the Indians dropped the second game of the series 7-6. The Indians had a couple of painful innings where they should have been able to push across the winning run, including in the 12th when Casey Kotchman grounded into a double play with one out and the runners on the corners. Even worse, the Tribe loaded the bases with nobody out in the 14th and were unable to push across the tying run. Jeanmar Gomez pitched lousy in three innings, allowing a six-run third, but the bullpen pitched 10 scoreless innings before Scott Maine gave the winning run up in the 14th. Scoring Summary Bot 1st: Cleveland - L. Chisenhall doubled to shallow right, J. Kipnis scored, C. Santana to third Top 3rd: Kansas City - B. Butler singled to shallow left, I. Falu scored, A. Gordon to second - M. Moustakas doubled to deep right center, A. Gordon and B. Butler scored, S. Perez to third - J. Francoeur homered to deep left, S. Perez and M. Moustakas scored Bot 6th: Cleveland - E. Carrera safe at first on pitcher N. Adcock’s fielding error, T. Hafner to third, T. Neal to second, T. Hafner scored, T. Neal to third, E. Carrera to second Bot 8th: Cleveland - S. Choo singled to shallow right, J. Donald and M. Brantley scored, E. Carrera to third Bot 9th: Cleveland - A. Cabrera doubled to shallow right center, C. Santana and L. Chisenhall scored Top 14th: Kansas City - T. Abreu singled to shallow center, M. Moustakas scored  Kansas City AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg D. Lough cf 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .235     J. Bourgeois ph-cf 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .267 I. Falu ss 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .375 A. Gordon lf 4 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 .292 B. Butler 1b 6 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 .313 S. Perez c 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 .300     J. Dyson pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264     A. Moore c 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 M. Moustakas 3b 4 2 1 2 0 2 2 0 1 .243 J. Francoeur rf 6 1 2 3 1 0 3 0 3 .237 B. Pena dh 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 .243 T. Abreu 2b 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .266  Totals 50 7 10 7 1 5 11 0 12  Batting 2B - I Falu (6, J Gomez); M Moustakas (34, J Gomez); J Francoeur (26, J Gomez). HR - J Francoeur (15, 3rd inning off J Gomez 2 on, 2 Out). RBI - B Butler (107), M Moustakas 2 (73), J Francoeur 3 (47), T Abreu (14). 2-out RBI - B Butler, M Moustakas 2, J Francoeur 3, T Abreu. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - B Pena 1. GIDP - B Butler. Team LOB - 6.  Base Running Picked Off - J Dyson (1st base, C Allen).  Fielding E - N Adcock (2, field 2). DP - 1 (I Falu-T Abreu-B Butler).  Cleveland AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg S. Choo rf 7 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 8 .282 J. Kipnis 2b 5 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 4 .255 C. Santana c 5 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 4 .255 L. Chisenhall 3b 7 1 3 1 0 1 1 0 3 .283 R. Canzler 1b 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 .301     C. Kotchman ph-1b 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .229 T. Hafner dh 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 .224     J. Donald pr-dh 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .191     C. Phelps ph-dh 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 .185 B. Lillibridge ss 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 1 .202     A. Cabrera ph-ss 4 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 .271 T. Neal lf 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .182     M. Brantley ph-cf 3 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 .288 E. Carrera cf-lf 5 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 .272  Totals 54 6 13 5 0 12 11 3 37  Batting 2B - L Chisenhall (5, J Odorizzi); A Cabrera (35, G Holland); E Carrera (6, T Hottovy). S - C Kotchman. RBI - S Choo 2 (64), L Chisenhall (16), A Cabrera 2 (64). 2-out RBI - S Choo 2, A Cabrera 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - S Choo 7, J Kipnis 3, C Kotchman 3, T Hafner 2. GIDP - C Kotchman. Team LOB - 20.  Base Running SB - S Choo (20, 2nd base off J Odorizzi/S Perez), B Lillibridge 2 (13, 2nd base off J Odorizzi/S Perez, 2nd base off N Adcock/S Perez).  Fielding DP - 1 (L Chisenhall-R Canzler).  Kansas City IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA J. Odorizzi 2.0 2 1 1 3 1 0 1.64 4.91 N. Adcock 3.2 2 1 0 1 6 0 1.44 2.34 F. Bueno (H, 3) 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.04 1.65 A. Crow 0.2 1 2 2 2 1 0 1.18 3.55 T. Collins (H, 11) 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.27 3.38 G. Holland (BS, 4) 1.0 2 2 2 3 1 0 1.39 3.00 T. Hottovy 2.0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1.61 2.89 V. Mazzaro (W, 4-3) 2.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1.68 5.82 K. Herrera (S, 3) 1.0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1.20 2.38  Cleveland IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA J. Gomez 3.0 7 6 6 2 2 1 1.42 5.96 C. Seddon 3.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.38 3.94 T. Sipp 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.28 4.64 F. Herrmann 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.85 2.55 E. Rogers 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.05 2.44 V. Pestano 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.04 2.37 C. Allen 1.0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1.46 3.54 S. Barnes 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.36 4.58 S. Maine (L, 1-2) 1.0 1 1 1 1 2 0 2.60 9.00 WP - J Gomez, S Maine. IBB - M Brantley (by G Holland). HBP - T Hafner (by N Adcock). Pitches-strikes - J Odorizzi 65-43; N Adcock 46-31; F Bueno 10-6; A Crow 19-9; T Collins 6-4; G Holland 27-11; T Hottovy 46-28; V Mazzaro 21-13; K Herrera 20-14; J Gomez 62-36; C Seddon 31-25; T Sipp 14-10; F Herrmann 20-12; E Rogers 16-12; V Pestano 13-8; C Allen 21-11; S Barnes 22-15; S Maine 20-11. Ground balls-fly balls - J Odorizzi 4-2; N Adcock 6-1; F Bueno 2-1; A Crow 2-0; T Collins 1-0; G Holland 0-2; T Hottovy 3-3; V Mazzaro 2-3; K Herrera 1-1; J Gomez 7-4; C Seddon 6-3; T Sipp 0-2; F Herrmann 2-0; E Rogers 3-0; V Pestano 2-0; C Allen 0-1; S Barnes 1-2; S Maine 0-1. Batters faced - J Odorizzi 11; N Adcock 16; F Bueno 4; A Crow 5; T Collins 2; G Holland 8; T Hottovy 9; V Mazzaro 7; K Herrera 6; J Gomez 17; C Seddon 10; T Sipp 3; F Herrmann 4; E Rogers 3; V Pestano 3; C Allen 4; S Barnes 6; S Maine 5. Game Details Umpires: HP–Toby Basner. 1B–John Tumpane. 2B–Tim McClelland. 3B–Marvin Hudson.
Weather: 63 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 3 mph, left to right.
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