Kansas City 6, Cleveland 3

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, September 21, 2012 8:10 PM
Location - Kauffman Stadium
Temperature - 75°
Umpires - Home Plate - Gary Cederstrom, First Base - Lance Barksdale, Second Base - Mark Ripperger, Third Base - Adrian Johnson,
Attendance - 22805

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 62-89 34-41 28-48 L1
Kansas City 69-81 35-41 34-40 W3

Recap


Royals 6, Indians 3: Mike Moustakas drove in a pair of runs and Brayan Pena had two hits and two RBIs as host Kansas City extended its winning streak against Cleveland to six games.

Irving Falu added two hits and an RBI for the Royals, who have won six straight versus the Indians for the first time since 1978. Kansas City has captured eight of its last nine meetings with Cleveland.

Pena opened the scoring in the second inning with an RBI single and closed it in the eighth with a run-scoring double. Moustakas gave the Royals a 3-1 lead with a sacrifice fly in the third and extended the advantage with an RBI groundout two frames later.

Luis Mendoza (8-9) allowed two runs and eight hits in six innings en route to his first victory since Aug. 17. Greg Holland worked a perfect ninth for his 15th save in 18 opportunities.

Justin Masterson (11-15) yielded four runs and seven hits over six frames as he lost for the fifth time in seven starts. Carlos Santana had a two-run single for the Indians, who have lost 41 of their last 54 contests.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Kansas City OF Alex Gordon sat out the game with a hand injury suffered in Thursday's win over Chicago. ... Cleveland SS Asdrubal Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and run scored after missing Thursday's triumph over Minnesota with a wrist injury. ... Royals DH Billy Butler failed to drive in a run, keeping him stuck on 99 RBIs.


 

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cleveland   Kansas City
Justin Masterson Player Luis Mendoza
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 6.0
3 Strikeouts 3
7 Hits 8
6.00 ERA 3.00
Hitting
Cleveland   Kansas City
Casey Kotchman Player Irving Falu
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.667 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cleveland 10 0 11 .286 18 6 3 2 1 0
Kansas City 10 0 11 .333 12 4 6 2 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game at home against Cleveland. The Royals have a W/L % of .449 after a win and .469 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The Indians have a W/L % of .387 after a win and .427 after a loss.