5/3 Game Recap: Indians 7 – White Sox 5

Player of the Game

Jason Kipnis dominated in today’s win. Kipnis went 2-3 with a walk. His two hits included an RBI triple in the 3rd inning, scoring Johnny Damon‘s first run as an Indian. In the 7th inning, Kipnis lined a 3-run home run over the right field wall. Kipnis scored 2 runs today and knocked in 4. His effort today amounted for the highest Player of the Game score of the year, with a 8.91.

Feathers Up

Johnny Damon received hit first hit as an Indian, with a lead off double in the 3rd inning. He scored on the Jason Kipnis triple.

Justin Masterson received his first win of the season today. Masterson pitched 6.1 innings, giving up 8 hits, 7 of which were singles. He gave up 3 earned runs, walked 3, and struck out 6.

The Indians are starting to get their power swings back with 2 home runs tonight, one by Jason Kipnis, and the other by Asdrubal Cabrera.

Manny Acta decided he wanted Chris Perez to get a save tonight, so he put Dan Wheeler in the game in the bottom of the 9th so the game would be close enough for Perez to get the save.

Feathers Down

The 4-5-6 hitters, Carlos Santana, Shelley Duncan, and Shin-Soo Choo combined for 0-11 today, with 2 strike outs and a walk. This isn’t that big of a deal, seeing the Indians scored 7 runs today and there will be different players batting in those positions tomorrow.

Travis Hafner was sidelined in today’s game wuth a sore right knee after getting hit by in last night’s game.

Play of the Game

Jason Kipnis extends the lead for the Indians with a 3-run home run.

Final Score: Chicago White Sox 5 – Cleveland Indians 7