Kansas City 12, Cleveland 0

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, July 29, 2011 7:05 PM
Location - Progressive Field
Temperature - 81°
Umpires - Home Plate - Scott Barry, First Base - Lazaro Diaz, Second Base - Wally Bell, Third Base - John Hirschbeck,
Attendance - 35390

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Kansas City 2 1 0 4 1 0 2 2 0 12 16 0
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Kansas City 45-61 28-29 17-32 W2
Cleveland 52-51 28-23 24-28 L3

Recap


Melky Cabrera belted a grand slam, Billy Butler homered twice and Jeff Francis recorded his first victory in seven weeks as the Kansas City Royals cruised to a 12-0 road triumph over the Cleveland Indians on Friday.
 
The Royals led 3-0 when they loaded the bases in the fourth, and Cabrera deposited a Carlos Carrasco offering into the right-field seats for his 13th homer.
 
After allowing the grand slam, Carrasco (8-9) showed his frustration by throwing his next pitch at the head of Butler. Both dugouts emptied as home plate umpire Scott Barry ejected Carrasco, who suffered his fifth straight loss after permitting seven runs on as many hits in 3 1/3 innings.
 
Alex Gordon homered and drove in three runs, and Brayan Pena added a two-run double as Kansas City won for the seventh time in 10 games.
 
The offensive eruption was more than enough for Francis (4-11), who snapped a five-game skid with his first win since June 10. He allowed four hits and struck out six in eight innings.
 
Cleveland suffered its seventh loss in eight games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Kansas City   Cleveland
Jeff Francis Player Carlos Carrasco
Win W/L Loss
8.0 IP 3.1
6 Strikeouts 1
4 Hits 7
0.00 ERA 18.90
Hitting
Kansas City   Cleveland
Alcides Escobar Player Orlando Cabrera
3 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
5 TB 2
.750 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Kansas City 16 4 34 .381 19 3 12 5 0 0
Cleveland 5 0 7 .161 12 7 0 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The Indians have a W/L % of .558 after a win and .451 after a loss.
  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Royals have a W/L % of .467 after a win and .393 after a loss.
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