Kansas City 5, Cleveland 3

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, July 31, 2011 1:05 PM
Location - Progressive Field
Temperature - 84°
Umpires - Home Plate - Wally Bell, First Base - John Hirschbeck, Second Base - Scott Barry, Third Base - Lazaro Diaz,
Attendance - 21101

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Kansas City 46-62 28-29 18-33 W1
Cleveland 53-52 29-24 24-28 L1

Recap


Jeff Francoeur and Alex Gordon homered and Danny Duffy tossed five solid innings in a spot start as the Kansas City Royals took two of three against the Cleveland Indians with a 5-3 road triumph on Sunday.
 
Alcides Escobar had an RBI single and Francoeur and Gordon scored twice as Kansas City secured its eighth win in 12 games.
 
With scheduled starter Kyle Davies scratched due to right shoulder inflammation, Duffy (3-4) collected his second straight win after allowing two runs on eight hits and striking out six.
 
Three relievers bridged the gap to Joakim Soria, who rebounded after Friday's loss to retire the side for his 20th save of the season.
 
Fausto Carmona (5-11) suffered his eighth loss in 10 decisions after permitting four runs on six hits in 7 1/3 innings.
 
Rookie Jason Kipnis recorded his first career homer and Carlos Santana added an RBI triple for Cleveland, which has dropped eight of its last 10 games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Kansas City   Cleveland
Daniel Duffy Player Fausto Carmona
Win W/L Loss
5.0 IP 7.1
6 Strikeouts 2
8 Hits 6
3.60 ERA 4.91
Hitting
Kansas City   Cleveland
Alex Gordon Player Asdrubal Cabrera
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 0
1 HR 0
5 TB 4
.500 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Kansas City 9 2 17 .273 8 2 4 4 1 0
Cleveland 10 1 18 .294 17 12 3 6 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Boston. The Indians have a W/L % of .547 after a win and .462 after a loss.
  • Kansas City will play their next game at home against Baltimore. The Royals have a W/L % of .457 after a win and .403 after a loss.
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