Kansas City 5, Cleveland 4

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 8:10 PM
Location - Kauffman Stadium
Temperature - 45°
Umpires - Home Plate - Chad Fairchild, First Base - Joe West, Second Base - Angel Hernandez, Third Base - Paul Schrieber,
Attendance - 10506

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 12-5 7-2 5-3 L1
Kansas City 11-6 8-4 3-2 W1

Recap


Bruce Chen raised his record to 3-0 with seven strong innings and five Kansas City hitters drove in runs to lead the Royals to a 5-4 victory over the visiting Cleveland Indians on Tuesday.

Joakim Soria pitched the ninth for his fifth save in six opportunities, but it wasn't easy. With Kansas City holding a 5-3 lead, third baseman Wilson Betemit made a throwing error, Michael Brantley singled and Asdrubal Cabrera was hit by a pitch. Shin-Soo Choo walked to force in a run before Carlos Santana struck out on three pitches to end the game and the Indians' four-game winning streak.  

Alex Gordon extended his hitting streak to a major-league best 13 games with two hits, including an RBI double in the fifth. Gordon also threw a runner out at the plate from left field in the seventh and robbed Grady Sizemore of a hit in the ninth with a diving catch.

Indians starter Jeanmar Gomez (0-1) made his first start of the season after being called up from Triple A Columbus. He allowed five runs and nine hits in 5 1/3 innings.

Chen held the Indians scoreless until Lou Marson's two-run double in the seventh. Chen, who was 3-0 against Cleveland last season, gave up six hits, struck out five and walked three.

Santana's RBI single in the eighth against Blake Wood cut the lead to 5-3.

Kansas City scored two runs in the third on Chris Getz's RBI triple and Melky Cabrera's RBI groundout.

Alcides Escobar's two-out single gave Kansas City a 3-0 lead in the fourth. Gordon's double and Jeff Francoeur's RBI single made it 5-0 in the fifth.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cleveland   Kansas City
Jeanmar Gomez Player Bruce Chen
Loss W/L Win
4.1 IP 7.0
3 Strikeouts 5
9 Hits 6
10.38 ERA 2.57
Hitting
Cleveland   Kansas City
Michael Brantley Player Alcides Escobar
3 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
3 TB 2
.600 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cleveland 9 0 10 .257 15 8 4 4 1 0
Kansas City 9 0 13 .281 13 5 5 3 5 1

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game at home against Cleveland. The Royals have a W/L % of .636 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The Indians have a W/L % of .833 after a win and .400 after a loss.
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