Kansas City 4, Cleveland 2

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, April 26, 2012 12:05 PM
Location - Progressive Field
Temperature - 58°
Umpires - Home Plate - Paul Nauert, First Base - Dana DeMuth, Second Base - Kerwin Danley, Third Base - Doug Eddings,
Attendance - 9229

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Kansas City 5-14 0-10 5-4 W2
Cleveland 9-8 2-6 7-2 L2

Recap


Royals 4, Indians 2:
The Royals broke a tie with a three-run fifth and won their second straight following a 12-game skid.

Kansas City won consecutive games in Cleveland for the first time since May 19-20, 2010.

It was 1-1 in the fifth when Jeff Francoeur, Mike Moustakas and Brayan Pena delivered consecutive RBI singles.

Luis Mendoza (1-2), who entered with an 8.02 ERA in eight career road starts, allowed two runs over five innings to pick up the win. Tim Collins preserved the lead in the sixth. Entering with the bases loaded and no outs, he limited Cleveland to one run on Travis Hafner’s sacrifice fly. Jonathan Broxton worked around a hit and a walk in the ninth to earn his second save.

Cleveland starter Josh Tomlin (1-2) lost for the first time in four home starts against the Royals, allowing four runs and eight hits over 4 2/3 innings.

Royals left fielder Alex Gordon went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk, giving him five hits the last two days.

Game Notebook: Indians RF Shin-Soo Choo missed his second straight game with a sore left hamstring. He was replaced by Aaron Cunningham, who had a third-inning RBI single. …  Collins was credited with two scoreless innings; he fanned two and allowed one hit. … Royals DH Billy Butler, who homered twice on Wednesday, went 2-for-4 with a run scored.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Kansas City   Cleveland
Luis Mendoza Player Josh Tomlin
Win W/L Loss
5.0 IP 4.2
3 Strikeouts 1
4 Hits 8
3.60 ERA 7.71
Hitting
Kansas City   Cleveland
Billy Butler Player Jason Kipnis
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Kansas City 10 0 13 .278 19 3 3 3 0 1
Cleveland 6 0 6 .188 15 6 2 5 2 0

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against LA Angels. The Indians have a W/L % of .556 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Royals have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .214 after a loss.