Player of the Game
Asdrubal Cabrera won his 10 Player of the Game with 2 singles, a home run, 4 RBI, and 3 runs scored. His performance to day gave him a score of 9.27.
The 5th inning saw more runs for the Indians. Shin-Soo Choo led off the inning with a double, then stole 3rd base. Jason Kipnis doubled in Choo for the Indians second run of the game. Asdrubal Cabrera laid down a beautiful bunt for a single, moving Kipnis to 3rd. The Indians scored their 3rd run on an RBI single by Jack Hannahan. Casey Kotchman reached on a fielder’s choice, scoring yet another Tribe run. Jason Donald was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, scoring Hannahan. Choo, who led off the inning originally, hit a bases load single, scoring 2 more. To top it all off, Asdrubal Cabrera hit his 2nd career grand slam. The Indians batted 13 players in the 5th, scoring 10 runs for a total of 11 runs in the game through 5.
Zach McAllister pitched shut out 1-hit ball through the first 5 innings of the game. Though he allowed 2 runs in the 6th and 1 in the 7th, McAllister still had a very good outing. He pitched a total of 6.2 innings, giving up 3 runs on 5 hits.
The Hero himself, Matt LaPorta, had a pinch-hit opportunity in the 7th inning. He took advantage of this by hitting a double and driving in 2 Indians runs.
The Indians added 2 more runs in the 8th.
Since Sandy Alomar has taken over the managerial role, the Indians have averaged over 9 runs a game.
Manny Acta is probably feeling really lousy right about now.
Play of the Game
Final Score: Cleveland Indians 15 – Kansas City Royals 3