Cleveland 2, Miami 0

Date - Sunday, August 4, 2013 1:10 PM
Location - Marlins Ballpark
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Paul Nauert, First Base - Doug Eddings, Second Base - Dana DeMuth, Third Base - Angel Hernandez,
Attendance - 25077

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Cleveland 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 11 0
Miami 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 62-49 37-19 25-30 W2
Miami 43-67 26-32 17-35 L2

Recap


Indians 2, Marlins 0: Scott Kazmir pitched six superb innings while Yan Gomes recorded three hits and scored a run as visiting Cleveland won for the 10th time in 11 games.

Kazmir (7-4) allowed two hits, walked two and struck out seven to extend his unbeaten streak to 10 starts. Michael Brantley and Lonnie Chisenhall each knocked in a run while Mark Reynolds had a pair of hits for the Indians, who remained three games behind first-place Detroit in the American League Central.

Bryan Shaw and Joe Smith each pitched a scoreless inning before Chris Perez tossed a perfect ninth for his 17th save as the Indians held the Marlins to four hits. Miami starter Nathan Eovaldi (2-2) yielded only one run on seven hits and struck out two over seven frames.

Gomes reached on an infield hit in the second inning, moved to third on Reynolds' double and trotted home on Chisenhall’s single for a 1-0 lead. Kazmir allowed only a ground-rule double by Ed Lucas through the first five frames before striking out the side in the sixth around Christian Yelich's single.

Reynolds and Gomes opened the seventh with singles and advanced on a sacrifice, but Eovaldi retired the next two batters to end the threat. The Indians pushed the lead to 2-0 in the eighth, when Mike Aviles doubled and scored on Brantley’s two-out base hit up the middle off Chad Qualls.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The 2003 World Series champion Marlins were honored during a pregame ceremony, which delayed the start time by 11 minutes. … Cleveland C Carlos Santana, 1B Nick Swisher and SS Asdrubal Cabrera did not start the game. Swisher grounded out in a pinch-hitting appearance in the ninth. … The Indians start a four-game series at home with Detroit on Monday and Miami begins a nine-game road trip at Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cleveland   Miami
Scott Kazmir Player Nathan Eovaldi
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 7.0
7 Strikeouts 2
2 Hits 7
0.00 ERA 1.29
Hitting
Cleveland   Miami
Yan Gomes Player Ed Lucas
3 Hits 1
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 2
.750 Avg .333

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cleveland 11 0 13 .314 14 4 2 1 0 0
Miami 4 0 5 .133 12 12 0 3 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Miami will play their next game on the road against Pittsburgh. The Marlins have a W/L % of .465 after a win and .343 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Indians have a W/L % of .645 after a win and .449 after a loss.