Kansas City 6, Cleveland 2

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, August 29, 2010 1:05 PM
Location - Progressive Field
Temperature - 83°
Umpires - Home Plate - Derryl Cousins, First Base - Mike Estabrook, Second Base - Jim Wolf, Third Base - Jim Joyce,
Attendance - 19725

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Kansas City 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 2 6 10 3
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 6 3

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Kansas City 55-75 29-33 26-42 W1
Cleveland 53-77 29-36 24-41 L1

Recap

Mitch Maier and Brayan Pena each drove in two runs and Bruce Chen tossed six effective innings to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 6-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday
 
Kansas City salvaged the finale of its three-game set with Cleveland and moved two games in front of the Indians in the race to stay out of the American League Central Division basement.
 
Chen (9-7) allowed two runs and six hits in six innings. He walked two, struck out four and did not allow a run until Jason Donald hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning to tie the game 2-2.
 
Kila Ka'aihue gave the Royals the lead with an RBI double in the seventh and Maier added a solo homer in the eighth to make it 4-2.
 
Pena and Maier each had sacrifice flies in the fourth to give the Royals a 2-0 lead and Pena added an RBI single in the ninth when the Royals tacked on a pair of insurance runs.
 
Fausto Carmona (11-13) took the loss, allowing three runs and six hits in 6 2/3 innings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Kansas City   Cleveland
Bruce Chen Player Fausto Carmona
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 6.2
4 Strikeouts 4
6 Hits 6
3.00 ERA 4.05
Hitting
Kansas City   Cleveland
Brayan Pena Player Andy Marte
2 Hits 2
2 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 3
.667 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Kansas City 10 1 14 .294 16 7 5 7 2 3
Cleveland 6 1 10 .176 17 11 2 3 0 3

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Chi. White Sox. The Indians have a W/L % of .453 after a win and .387 after a loss.
  • Kansas City will play their next game at home against Texas. The Royals have a W/L % of .364 after a win and .459 after a loss.
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