Kansas City 2, Cleveland 1

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, August 28, 2011 1:05 PM
Location - Progressive Field
Temperature - 73°
Umpires - Home Plate - Greg Gibson, First Base - Angel Hernandez, Second Base - Todd Tichenor, Third Base - Mike Estabrook,
Attendance - 27908

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Kansas City 55-79 33-37 22-42 W1
Cleveland 65-65 36-29 29-36 L1

Recap


Bruce Chen earned his career-high fifth straight victory while maintaining his recent dominance over Cleveland as the Kansas City Royals edged the host Indians 2-1 Sunday.

Chen (10-5) held an undermanned Cleveland lineup to five hits over 7 1/3 innings for his sixth straight victory over the Indians dating back to 2009. The veteran lefthander walked two and struck out four.

Mike Moustakas had the big blow with the go-ahead single in the third off Justin Masterson (10-8). It extended Moustakas' hitting streak to 11 games, during which he's batting a blistering .487 (19-for-39).

Joakim Soria worked the ninth for his 24th save.

The Indians stayed 6 1/2 games back of division-leading Detroit in the American League Central. The Tigers fell, 11-4, to the Minnesota Twins later Sunday.

Masterson was strong in defeat, allowing two runs on nine hits over six frames.

A Carlos Santana bases-loaded walk in the first provided the only offense for the Indians.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Kansas City   Cleveland
Bruce Chen Player Justin Masterson
Win W/L Loss
7.1 IP 6.0
4 Strikeouts 3
5 Hits 9
1.23 ERA 3.00
Hitting
Kansas City   Cleveland
Billy Butler Player Ezequiel Carrera
3 Hits 1
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 1
.600 Avg .333

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Kansas City 12 0 12 .324 21 3 2 2 0 1
Cleveland 5 0 5 .161 11 5 1 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Oakland. The Indians have a W/L % of .508 after a win and .492 after a loss.
  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Royals have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .418 after a loss.
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