8/17 Game Recap: Indians 4 – A’s 6

Player of the Game

With four RBI and a run scored, Shelley Duncan won his tenth Player of the Game of the season. Of course this all came on one hit as Duncan scored all the Indians runs on one grand slam.

Feathers Up

Shelley Duncan hit his first career grand slam, giving the Indians a four run lead in the fourth inning.

Feathers Down

In an extreme rarity, Joe Smith and Vinnie Pestano combined to allow two runs in the 8th inning, breaking open the tie game. Smith allowed a couple runners without getting a single out and Pestano allowed them to score on a couple of singles and a sacrifice fly.

For some reason Jason Donald started in left field tonight instead of Ezequiel Carrera, who could actually be a part of the team for the next few years.

Play of the Game

Shelley Duncan’s grand slam.

Final Score: Cleveland Indians 4 – Oakland Athletics 6

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