Cleveland 10, Tampa Bay 6

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Tropicana Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Dan Iassogna, First Base - CB Bucknor, Second Base - Mark Wegner, Third Base - Dale Scott,
Attendance - 15143

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 3 0 5 0 2 10 14 0
Tampa Bay 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 10 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 47-44 24-21 23-23 W1
Tampa Bay 47-45 26-23 21-22 L1

Recap


Indians 10, Rays 6:
Carlos Santana’s three-run homer - Cleveland's fifth straight hit with two outs - capped a five-run seventh inning as the visiting Indians rallied from a 4-0 deficit.

Santana finished with four RBIs while Asdrubal Cabrera broke out of a 2-for-29 slump by going 3-for-5 as Cleveland finished with 14 hits and won for only the fourth time in 44 games when trailing after six innings.

Esmil Rogers (1-2), who got out of a bases loaded jam in the fifth in relief of Justin Masterson, pitched 1 2/3 shutout innings and struck out three to earn his first victory with the Indians, who won despite issuing 10 walks.

Elliott Johnson had two hits and two RBIs, Luke Scott went 4-for-4 and Desmond Jennings added three hits and two RBIs for Tampa Bay.

With two outs in the seventh inning and the Indians trailing 4-3, consecutive singles by Shin-Soo Choo, Cabrera, Jason Kipnis and Michael Brantley put Cleveland in front 5-4 before Santana drove a 2-0 pitch from Jake McGee over the center field wall.

Kyle Farnsworth (0-2), who allowed the first two hits in the seventh, took the loss. Rays starter Jeremy Hellickson remained winless in his last nine starts. He allowed three runs and five hits in six innings.

The Indians scored three runs in the fifth inning. Hellickson issued a leadoff walk to Santana, and with two outs, hit former teammate Casey Kotchman with a pitch. Jack Hannahan followed with a two-run double and Choo delivered an RBI single.

Masterson allowed four runs, seven hits and walked seven in 4 1/3 innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon was ejected by home plate umpire Dan Iassogna following Kipnis’ hit in the seventh inning for arguing balls and strikes. … Masterson is 1-7 with a 7.74 ERA against the Rays, including 0-4, 8.44 mark at Tropicana Field. … The Rays entered the game leading the major leagues with a .357 average with the bases loaded, but went 0-for-4 in that situation Wednesday. … Tampa Bay’s bullpen had allowed only one run in 18 1/3 innings before allowing seven in three innings Wednesday. … Cleveland, 3-for-17 with runners in scoring position in the first two games of the series, went 7-for-12 on Wednesday. ... The Indians won for only the fourth time in their last 14 games at Tropicana Field. ... Cleveland's Vinnie Pestano record his major league-leading 26th hold.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cleveland   Tampa Bay
Justin Masterson Player Jeremy Hellickson
No Decision W/L No Decision
4.1 IP 6.0
1 Strikeouts 2
7 Hits 5
8.31 ERA 4.50
Hitting
Cleveland   Tampa Bay
Asdrubal Cabrera Player Luke Scott
3 Hits 4
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
4 TB 5
.600 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cleveland 14 1 21 .350 11 4 10 1 0 0
Tampa Bay 10 0 11 .294 29 5 6 10 4 0

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against Cleveland. The Rays have a W/L % of .521 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Tampa Bay. The Indians have a W/L % of .457 after a win and .578 after a loss.