7/14 Game Recap: Indians 8 – Orioles 4

Player of the Game

Carlos Santana hit a home run, a double and knocked in 3 to win tonight’s ‘Player of the Game’ with a score of 6.01. This marks the first time that Justin Masterson didn’t win this award in his last 4 starts. It is just Santana’s third ‘Player of the Game’ of the season.

Feathers Up

The Indians came back strong and well rested after the All-Star break, scoring 8 runs for the first time in the last 10 games. They started off especially strong with both Asdrubal Cabrera and Carlos Santana hitting home runs for a quick 3 run lead that the Indians would never relinquish.

Lonnie Chisenhall was back in action after having his face destroyed a week ago with the aid of a new batting helmet. Lonnie and his new helmet went 0-3, but it’s just good to have him back in the lineup.

The Bullpen Mafia had another strong showing tonight, especially Vinnie Pestano and Tony Sipp who pitched a perfect 8th and 9th innings, striking out 5 of the 6 batters faced.

Feathers Down

Justin Masterson allowed more than double his usual amount of runs by giving up 4 in 6 innings. He also allowed 8 hits, including 4 doubles. On a positive note, he struck out 8 batters in those innings.

Final Score: Cleveland Indians 8 – Baltimore Orioles 4

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Joseph is the primary writer and editor of BurningRiverBaseball.com and has been since its inception in 2011. He also writes for The Outside Corner and the Comeback and hosts the Tribe Time Now podcast. He is a graduate of the University of Akron and currently resides in Goodyear, Arizona the Spring Training home of the Cleveland Indians. Follow on twitter @BurningRiverBB