Cleveland 15, Kansas City 4

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, September 23, 2012 2:10 PM
Location - Kauffman Stadium
Temperature - 65°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mark Ripperger, First Base - Adrian Johnson, Second Base - Gary Cederstrom, Third Base - Lance Barksdale,
Attendance - 22960

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 0 7 15 16 0
Kansas City 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 4 7 3

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 63-90 34-41 29-49 W1
Kansas City 70-82 36-42 34-40 L1

Recap


Indians 15, Royals 4: Carlos Santana belted a two-run homer in the sixth inning to snap a tie and added a three-run shot during a seven-run ninth as visiting Cleveland ended its seven-game losing streak against Kansas City.

Asdrubal Cabrera and Ezequiel Carrera also drove in two runs apiece and David Huff pitched 5 2/3 strong innings for the Indians, who won for just the fourth time in 15 games.

Cabrera forged a 1-1 tie with a one-out RBI single in the sixth, and Santana followed with his 17th blast off Jake Odorizzi (0-1), who yielded three runs and six hits over 5 1/3 innings in his major-league debut. Santana completed his second two-homer performance of the season in the ninth to cap the monstrous rally.

Huff (2-0) allowed one run and three hits while walking one and striking out one in his second start of the year. The left-hander improved to 3-2 in five career starts against Kansas City.

Adam Moore hit a solo homer and Jeff Francoeur collected three hits and an RBI for the Royals, who had their four-game winning streak snapped as they finished 5-4 on their nine-game homestand.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cleveland 1B Casey Kotchman, who hit an RBI single during his team's five-run seventh, made two of the three outs in the ninth. ... Santana also homered twice against Toronto on April 8. ... Moore's blast, which came in his first at-bat as a Royal, was his first since 2010 while with Seattle.


 

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cleveland   Kansas City
David Huff Player Jake Odorizzi
Win W/L Loss
5.2 IP 5.1
1 Strikeouts 3
3 Hits 6
1.59 ERA 5.06
Hitting
Cleveland   Kansas City
Michael Brantley Player Jeff Francoeur
3 Hits 3
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
4 TB 4
.600 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cleveland 16 2 25 .372 19 3 13 8 2 0
Kansas City 7 1 12 .219 9 3 4 2 0 3

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Royals have a W/L % of .451 after a win and .469 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Chi. White Sox. The Indians have a W/L % of .387 after a win and .429 after a loss.