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.
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.
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
Final Score: Chicago White Sox 5 – Cleveland Indians 7