Pittsburgh 9, Cleveland 2

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, June 16, 2012 4:05 PM
Location - Progressive Field
Temperature - 78°
Umpires - Home Plate - Fieldin Culbreth, First Base - Adrian Johnson, Second Base - Gary Cederstrom, Third Base - Lance Barksdale,
Attendance - 30408

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 33-31 19-11 14-20 W1
Cleveland 33-31 17-17 16-14 L1

Recap


Pirates 9, Indians 2: Casey McGehee homered and had four RBIs and A.J. Burnett won his sixth consecutive start as visiting Pittsburgh snapped a four-game losing streak.

Pedro Alvarez homered twice and drove in three runs and Alex Presley added a solo blast for the Pirates, who avoided matching their longest skid of the season.

Burnett (7-2) allowed two runs on six hits in 6 2/3 innings to become the first Pittsburgh pitcher to win six starts in a row since Doug Drabek in 1990.

Asdrubal Cabrera and Casey Kotchman hit solo homers for Cleveland, which tumbled to its fourth defeat in the last five games.

Pittsburgh blew it open with four runs in the ninth, courtesy of McGehee's two-run single and a two-run shot by Alvarez, who was mired in a 4-for-41 slump in his previous 12 games.

Indians starter Ubaldo Jimenez (6-5) lasted six innings, giving up four runs on seven hits and striking out six.

Cleveland's Michael Brantley went 0-for-3 and had his 22-game hitting streak snapped. It was the longest in the majors this year.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Indians DH Johnny Damon drew the 1,000th walk of his career in the sixth inning. ... Cabrera's homer was his first in 21 games, while Alvarez snapped a 13-game homerless drought. ... The Pirates improved to 16-16 against the Cleveland, marking their most wins against any interleague opponent. ... Indians 3B Jack Hannahan, who was activated from the disabled list Friday, sat out Saturday's game. He will play every other day for the next week. ... McGehee is 9-for-18 with six RBIs during his five-game hitting streak. ... Indians LHP Tony Sipp became only the four AL reliever to surrender five homers in fewer than 22 innings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Pittsburgh   Cleveland
A.J. Burnett Player Ubaldo Jimenez
Win W/L Loss
6.2 IP 6.0
2 Strikeouts 6
6 Hits 7
2.70 ERA 6.00
Hitting
Pittsburgh   Cleveland
Garrett Jones Player Asdrubal Cabrera
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 1
0 HR 1
2 TB 5
.667 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Pittsburgh 12 4 24 .316 18 10 9 8 1 0
Cleveland 6 2 13 .188 18 3 2 5 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Indians have a W/L % of .455 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 .625 after a loss.