Found September 14, 2012 on Waiting For Next Year:

For the three of us that saw it, this was an unexpected treat.  A Matola jack. A Kipnis smash.  A ninth inning comeback.  Reminded me of better days.

(60-84) Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E Cleveland 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 5 13 3 Texas 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 11 0 WP: S. Maine (1-0) S: C. Perez (36) LP: J. Nathan (2-4) (85-58) Scoring Summary Bot 4th: Texas - M. Young singled to shallow right, A. Beltre scored, N. Cruz to third - M. Moreland grounded into fielder’s choice, M. Young out at second, N. Cruz scored, M. Moreland to second on shortstop B. Lillibridge’s fielding error Top 6th: Cleveland - M. LaPorta homered to deep center, V. Rottino scored Bot 8th: Texas - N. Cruz safe at first on third baseman J. Hannahan’s fielding error, E. Andrus scored, A. Beltre to second - M. Young singled to center, A. Beltre scored, N. Cruz to second Top 9th: Cleveland - E. Carrera homered to deep right - J. Kipnis homered to deep right, J. Donald scored Cleveland AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg E. Carrera cf 4 1 2 1 1 0 2 0 0 .265 B. Lillibridge ss 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 .187     R. Canzler ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .289     J. Donald pr 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .195     A. Cabrera ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 J. Kipnis 2b 5 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 4 .254 C. Santana dh-c 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250 V. Rottino lf 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .091 M. LaPorta 1b 5 1 3 2 1 0 1 0 2 .231     C. Kotchman 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227 T. Neal rf 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200     S. Choo ph-rf 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .280 L. Marson c 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .230     L. Chisenhall ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 .275     J. Smith p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000     S. Maine p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000     C. Perez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 J. Hannahan 3b 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 .228 Totals 37 5 13 5 3 2 9 0 21 Batting 2B – C Santana (26, J Nathan). HR – E Carrera (2, 9th inning off J Nathan 0 on, 0 Out), J Kipnis (14, 9th inning off J Nathan 1 on, 0 Out), M LaPorta (1, 6th inning off D Holland 1 on, 0 Out). S – E Carrera, V Rottino 2. RBI – E Carrera (6), J Kipnis 2 (67), M LaPorta 2 (3). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – J Kipnis 2, C Santana 1, S Choo 1, L Marson 1, J Hannahan 2. Team LOB – 11. Fielding E – B Lillibridge (7, field, throw); J Hannahan (12, field). DP – 2 (J Kipnis-M LaPorta, B Lillibridge-J Kipnis-M LaPorta). Texas AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg I. Kinsler 2b 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .266 E. Andrus ss 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .296 D. Murphy lf 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 .313 A. Beltre dh 3 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 .320 N. Cruz rf 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 .254 M. Young 3b 4 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 .269 M. Moreland 1b 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .282 G. Soto c 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 .205 L. Martin cf 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .186     C. Gentry cf 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .306 Totals 38 4 11 3 0 1 10 0 15 Batting 2B – N Cruz (36, Z McAllister). 3B – E Andrus (7, C Perez). RBI – N Cruz (82), M Young 2 (62). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – D Murphy 1, G Soto 2. GIDP – E Andrus, G Soto. Team LOB – 8. Cleveland IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA Z. McAllister 6.0 8 2 1 0 6 0 1.37 4.15 E. Rogers 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.09 2.60 J. Smith 0.1 1 2 0 1 0 0 1.21 2.91 S. Maine (W, 1-0) 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.80 0.00 C. Perez (S, 36) 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1.06 3.48 Texas IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA D. Holland 7.0 7 2 2 1 7 1 1.17 4.50 T. Scheppers 0.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.59 4.03 M. Perez 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.56 3.96 A. Ogando 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.96 2.93 J. Nathan (L, 2-4; BS, 2) 0.0 4 3 3 0 0 2 1.05 2.83 K. Uehara 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.79 2.25 IBB – A Beltre (by J Smith). HBP – J Hannahan (by D Holland). Pitches-strikes – J Smith 14-10; S Maine 10-5; C Perez 12-10; Z McAllister 87-65; E Rogers 15-9; D Holland 106-68; T Scheppers 7-5; M Perez 4-0; A Ogando 8-5; J Nathan 17-9; K Uehara 11-9. Ground balls-fly balls – J Smith 2-1; S Maine 2-0; C Perez 0-1; Z McAllister 9-6; E Rogers 1-0; D Holland 10-4; T Scheppers 2-0; M Perez 0-0; A Ogando 0-1; J Nathan 1-2; K Uehara 0-1. Batters faced – J Smith 5; S Maine 2; C Perez 4; Z McAllister 25; E Rogers 3; D Holland 30; T Scheppers 3; M Perez 1; A Ogando 2; J Nathan 4; K Uehara 3. Game Details Umpires: HP–Mark Carlson. 1B–Angel Hernandez. 2B–Ed Hickox. 3B–Chris Conroy. Weather: 83 degrees, cloudy. Wind: 7 mph, out to right.

 

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