Cleveland 9, Kansas City 6

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, September 4, 2011 2:10 PM
Location - Kauffman Stadium
Temperature - 72°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tim Welke, First Base - Andy Fletcher, Second Base - Jim Reynolds, Third Base - Mike DiMuro,
Attendance - 34015

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Cleveland 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 9 13 1
Kansas City 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 3 6 12 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 70-67 39-30 31-37 W1
Kansas City 58-83 34-39 24-44 L1

Recap

Shelley Duncan homered twice and drove in five runs to lead the visiting Cleveland Indians to a 9-6 win over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday.

The win allowed Cleveland to keep pace with Detroit in the American League Central. The Tigers blasted the Chicago White Sox 18-2 Sunday evening to remain 6 1/2 games clear of the Indians.

Jeanmar Gomez (2-2) allowed one run in 5 1/3 innings to win his second straight start.

Duncan belted a three-run homer in the sixth and a two-run homer in the eighth - with both shots coming off Jesse Chavez.

Asdrubal Cabrera hit a two-run double to spark the Indians' three-run second inning.

Eric Hosmer's two-run single and Johnny Giavotella's RBI single in the ninth cut the deficit to three at 9-6 before Chris Perez recorded the final two outs for his 32nd save of the season.

Cleveland scored four times in the first two innings off Jeff Francis (5-15). Jerad Head doubled in a run in the second for his first career RBI.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cleveland   Kansas City
Jeanmar Gomez Player Jeff Francis
Win W/L Loss
5.1 IP 5.0
2 Strikeouts 0
6 Hits 9
1.69 ERA 7.20
Hitting
Cleveland   Kansas City
Lou Marson Player Billy Butler
3 Hits 3
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 5
.750 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cleveland 13 2 24 .333 20 2 9 6 2 1
Kansas City 12 0 15 .324 21 4 6 6 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against Oakland. The Royals have a W/L % of .390 after a win and .427 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Indians have a W/L % of .507 after a win and .515 after a loss.
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