Cleveland 4, St. Louis 1

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, June 10, 2012 2:15 PM
Location - Busch Stadium
Temperature - 87°
Umpires - Home Plate - Wally Bell, First Base - Brian Knight, Second Base - Mike Winters, Third Base - Mark Wegner,
Attendance - 43400

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Cleveland 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 10 0
St. Louis 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 32-27 16-16 16-11 W1
St. Louis 31-30 14-13 17-17 L1

Recap

Indians 4, Cardinals 1: Jason Kipnis turned on an inside fastball for a three-run, ninth-inning homer, snapping a 1-1 tie and lifting visiting Cleveland in the rubber game of the interleague series.

Johnny Damon led off the ninth with a single off Jason Motte (3-3) and Asdrubal Cabrera walked with one out before Kipnis hammered his 10th homer.

Ubaldo Jimenez allowed one run over seven innings for Cleveland, which has won 14 of its past 20 games against St. Louis.

Cardinals prospect Joe Kelly made his major-league debut and pitched five innings, allowing one run on seven hits.

Carlos Beltran’s 428-foot blast gave St. Louis a 1-0 lead in the first. Cleveland tied it in the third when Shin-Soo Choo doubled, advanced on a groundout and scored on Carlos Santana’s sacrifice fly.

Indians reliever Vinnie Pestano (3-0) walked the bases loaded with one out in the eighth before striking out Yadier Molina and Allen Craig to end the threat. Chris Perez picked up his MLB-leading 20th save with a scoreless ninth.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Kelly was called up to replace starter Jaime Garcia, who is out at least six weeks with a shoulder injury. … Beltran leads the NL with 18 homers.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cleveland   St. Louis
Ubaldo Jimenez Player Joe Kelly
No Decision W/L No Decision
7.0 IP 5.0
7 Strikeouts 4
5 Hits 7
1.29 ERA 1.80
Hitting
Cleveland   St. Louis
Jason Kipnis Player Carlos Beltran
3 Hits 2
3 RBI 1
1 HR 1
7 TB 5
.750 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cleveland 10 1 15 .278 20 9 4 4 1 0
St. Louis 6 1 9 .188 12 10 1 3 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against Chi. White Sox. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .548 after a win and .467 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Cincinnati. The Indians have a W/L % of .484 after a win and .607 after a loss.