Cleveland 8, Kansas City 5

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, May 28, 2012 4:05 PM
Location - Progressive Field
Temperature - 90°
Umpires - Home Plate - Bob Davidson, First Base - Hunter Wendelstedt, Second Base - Dan Bellino, Third Base - Jerry Layne,
Attendance - 25377

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Kansas City 0 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 5 7 3
Cleveland 0 0 5 0 1 0 2 0 8 14 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Kansas City 19-28 5-17 14-11 L1
Cleveland 27-21 15-12 12-9 W1

Recap

Indians 8, Royals 5: Jose Lopez drove in three runs and Jason Kipnis had three hits and two RBIs as host Cleveland snapped a three-game losing streak.

Lonnie Chisenhall homered in his first at-bat of the year to spark a five-run third inning to help the Indians remain one-half game ahead of the Chicago White Sox atop the American League Central.

Josh Tomlin (2-2) came off the disabled list to make his first start in three weeks and allowed four runs on four hits in five innings. Chris Perez pitched a perfect ninth for his 17th save.

Eric Hosmer hit a two-run home run and Brayan Pena added a solo shot for Kansas City, which had its two-game winning streak halted and fell to 2-5 against Cleveland this season.

Royals starter Nate Adcock (0-3) lasted only 2 1/3 innings and was charged with five runs - four earned - on six hits. He was sent to Triple-A Omaha after the game.

Hosmer snapped a 26-game homerless drought to stake Kansas City to a 2-0 lead in the second, but Chisenhall, who was recalled from the minors for Monday's game, led off the third with a homer.

Kipnis added a two-run single and Lopez and Casey Kotchman had RBI singles in the frame for a 5-2 lead that the Indians would not relinquish.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Kansas City recalled Vin Mazzaro from Omaha to take Adcock's roster spot. He will take over the role of long reliever. ... Pena ended a yearlong drought with his first homer since May 29, 2011. ... Chisenhall was called up from Triple-A Columbus to take the roster spot of 3B Jack Hannahan, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left calf. Hannahan has played only once since May 13. Chisenhall served as DH while Travis Hafner sat out with a sore right knee. The Indians designated reliever Jairo Asencio for assignment when they activated Tomlin off the DL. ... Royals LHP Jonathan Sanchez (left biceps tendinitis) is scheduled to throw 75 pitches in a rehab start Tuesday at Omaha. ... The Indians won their fourth straight game at home, their longest streak at Progressive Field since Sept. 22-24, 2011.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Kansas City   Cleveland
Nathan Adcock Player Josh Tomlin
Loss W/L Win
2.1 IP 5.0
0 Strikeouts 4
6 Hits 4
15.43 ERA 7.20
Hitting
Kansas City   Cleveland
Mike Moustakas Player Jason Kipnis
1 Hits 3
0 RBI 2
0 HR 0
1 TB 3
.500 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Kansas City 7 2 15 .219 7 8 4 4 1 3
Cleveland 14 1 17 .400 16 3 8 2 2 1

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The Indians have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .591 after a loss.
  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Royals have a W/L % of .450 after a win and .370 after a loss.