Player of the Game
Jason Kipnis continues to excel, winning yet another Player of the Game. Kipnis started his offensive success today in the 1st inning when he hit a solo home run. He added 2 singles and a stolen base. He ended the day going 3-5 with an RBI and 2 runs scored. His score of 4.78 gives him his 8th PoG of the season.
The Indians continue to be aggressive on the bases with 2 more stolen bases today, one by Johnny Damon and one by Jason Kipnis. Kipnis now has 17 stolen bases on the season, which is now the best in the American League.
The Indians offense produced today, but did not score enough runs to make up for the rough defense. Asdrubal Cabrera, Jason Kipnis, and Johnny Damon each had a multiple hit game. The Indians had 12 hits on the day. Jose Lopez was the only Tribe batter without a hit today.
Asdrubal Cabrera had the worst defensive game of his career. He committed 3 errors today, 2 of which came on the same play.Cabrera’s 3 errors led to 4 unearned runs.
Jeanmar Gomez had a short outing today, going just 4.1 innings. He gave up 7 hits and 4 earned runs. He gave up 2 home runs today, one of which could have been prevented because a 2-out error brought an extra batter to the plate.
The scouting report for Pedro Alvarez was way off in this series. He has just destroyed Tribe pitching, hitting two 3-run home runs and doubling today. Yesterday, he also hit 2 home runs. In the past 2 game against the Indians. Alvarez went 5-8 with 9 RBI.
Play of the Game
Asdrubal Cabrera makes a costly defensive mistake in the 5th inning.
Final Score: Cleveland Indians 5 – Pittsburgh Pirates 9