Cleveland 7, Kansas City 3

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, September 24, 2010 7:05 PM
Location - Progressive Field
Temperature - 81°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mark Carlson, First Base - Jeff Kellogg, Second Base - Larry Vanover, Third Base - Jeff Nelson,
Attendance - 25100

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Kansas City 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 4 1
Cleveland 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 7 12 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Kansas City 63-90 34-40 29-50 L1
Cleveland 63-91 33-43 30-48 W1

Recap

Josh Tomlin pitched a four-hitter and Shin-Soo Choo went 3-for-3 with two walks and two RBIs as the Cleveland Indians stopped a five-game losing streak with a 7-3 triumph over the Kansas City Royals on Friday.

Jayson Nix homered twice while Asdrubal Cabrera recorded three hits, two runs and an RBI for the Indians, who avoided a potential 100-loss season with the win.

Tomlin (5-4), who had his personal three-game winning streak snapped by Kansas City on Sunday, gained revenge by tossing his first career complete game. The 25-year old allowed three runs and two walks while striking out six en route to becoming the first Indian to work at least five innings in each of his first 11 career starts since Steve Dunning turned the trick in 1970.

Choo opened the scoring in the first inning with an RBI single and added a run-scoring double in the fifth that gave Cleveland a 4-1 bulge. Nix belted a solo home run in the second and Travis Hafner plated a run in the third with a single.

Shelley Duncan delivered an RBI single in the seventh and Nix completed his third career two-homer game and second this season with a leadoff shot in the eighth, his 14th of the year. Cabrera capped the scoring later in the frame with an RBI single.

Luke Hochevar (6-6) suffered his fourth loss in five decisions, surrendering four runs and eight hits with a walk and five strikeouts in five innings. 

Wilson Betemit hit a sacrifice fly in the fourth and a two-out, two-run homer in the ninth for the Royals, who have lost 25 of their last 33 road games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Kansas City   Cleveland
Luke Hochevar Player Josh Tomlin
Loss W/L Win
5.0 IP 9.0
5 Strikeouts 6
8 Hits 4
7.20 ERA 3.00
Hitting
Kansas City   Cleveland
Wilson Betemit Player Shin-Soo Choo
1 Hits 3
3 RBI 2
1 HR 0
4 TB 4
.500 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Kansas City 4 1 8 .138 6 6 3 2 0 1
Cleveland 12 2 20 .333 16 8 7 4 2 0

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The Indians have a W/L % of .435 after a win and .400 after a loss.
  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Royals have a W/L % of .328 after a win and .466 after a loss.
Advertisement