Cleveland 2, Pittsburgh 0

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, June 15, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Progressive Field
Temperature - 72°
Umpires - Home Plate - Lance Barksdale, First Base - Fieldin Culbreth, Second Base - Adrian Johnson, Third Base - Gary Cederstrom,
Attendance - 31920

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 32-31 19-11 13-20 L4
Cleveland 33-30 17-16 16-14 W1

Recap


Indians 2, Pirates 0: Justin Masterson tossed seven scoreless innings as host Cleveland snapped a three-game losing streak.

Carlos Santana had an RBI double in the third and Michael Brantley added a run-scoring single in the eighth to extend his hitting streak to 22 games.

Masterson (3-6) snapped a string of three straight losses, striking out nine and allowing four hits to send the Pirates to their fourth straight defeat.

Vinnie Pestano pitched a perfect eighth before Chris Perez closed it out for his 21st save.

Pirates starter James McDonald (5-3) yielded one run on three hits in six innings and lost for the first time since May 11 despite lowering his WHIP to a stellar 0.98.

The Indians scored the only run they needed when Asdrubal Cabrera walked and scored on a two-out double to left field by Santana.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Brantley's hitting streak is the longest for Cleveland since Casey Blake hit in 26 straight games in 2007. ... Indians 3B Jack Hannahan returned to the lineup after missing 16 games with a strained left calf and LHP Scott Barnes was sent to Triple-A Columbus. ... Pirates RHP Jeff Karstens (hip) is scheduled to throw a 30-pitch bullpen session Saturday. ... Cleveland agreed to terms with OF Tyler Naquin and pitcher Mitch Brown, its top two picks in this month's draft.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Pittsburgh   Cleveland
James McDonald Player Justin Masterson
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 7.0
5 Strikeouts 9
3 Hits 4
1.50 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Pittsburgh   Cleveland
Casey McGeheePlayer Casey Kotchman
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
Pittsburgh 5 0 6 .167 14 10 0 3 2 0
Cleveland 6 0 7 .207 14 8 2 4 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Indians have a W/L % of .469 after a win and .581 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Pirates have a W/L % of .406 after a win and .613 after a loss.