Cleveland 4, Kansas City 3

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Progressive Field
Temperature - 56°
Umpires - Home Plate - Kerwin Danley, First Base - Doug Eddings, Second Base - Paul Nauert, Third Base - Dana DeMuth,
Attendance - 9137

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Kansas City 3-14 0-10 3-4 L12
Cleveland 9-6 2-4 7-2 W1

Recap


Indians 4, Royals 3: Jack Hannahan's two-run double capped a three-run fifth inning and host Cleveland sent reeling Kansas City to its 12th consecutive defeat.

Derek Lowe (3-1) tossed six solid innings, allowing one run on eight hits in beating the Royals for the second time in 12 days.

Asdrubal Cabrera collected two hits in his return from a six-game bereavement list absence to extend his hitting streak to five games for Cleveland, which improved to 8-2 in the last 10.

Royals starter Jonathan Sanchez (1-1) couldn't find the strike zone, allowing four hits and four runs and tying a career high with seven walks in 4 2/3 innings. He threw 56 of 115 pitches for strikes.

Mitch Maier had a pair of hits and drove in all three runs for the Royals, who matched their longest skid since dropping 12 straight from May 19-30, 2008.

With the scored tied at 1-1, wildness got Sanchez in trouble in the fourth. He walked the bases loaded before Shelly Duncan broke a 1-1 tie with a sacrifice fly and Hannahan doubled home two runs to end the left-hander's night.

Maier got the Royals within 4-2 with a two-out double in the eighth off Vinnie Pestano and Chris Perez coughed up a run in the ninth before securing his seventh save.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Royals have lost five in a row and 18 of 24 to the Indians. ... Sanchez has walked 17 and struck out 13 in 17 1/3 innings over his first four starts. ... Lowe's Florida home was recently burglarized. Among the items stole were a World Series ring and replica championship trophy from Boston's 2004 championship team. ... Kansas City, which was 9-for-60 with runners in scoring position during its 0-10 homestand, stranded 10 runners in the opener of a nine-game road trip. ... Indians OF Johnny Damon went 2-for-4 Monday in an extended spring training game.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Kansas City   Cleveland
Jonathan Sanchez Player Derek Lowe
Loss W/L Win
4.2 IP 6.0
5 Strikeouts 5
4 Hits 8
7.71 ERA 1.50
Hitting
Kansas City   Cleveland
Mitch MaierPlayer Jack Hannahan
3 Hits 2
2 RBI 2
0 HR 0
4 TB 3
.750 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Kansas City 12 0 15 .308 18 7 3 2 0 0
Cleveland 8 0 10 .276 28 7 4 9 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The Indians have a W/L % of .625 after a win and .571 after a loss.
  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Royals have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .154 after a loss.