9/30 Game Recap: Royals 3 – Indians 15

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.

Feathers Up

The Indians got on the board first in the 2nd inning when Jach Hannahan and Casey Kotchman both hit singles, followed by an RBI single by slumping Lou Marson.

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.

Feathers Down

Manny Acta is probably feeling really lousy right about now.

Play of the Game

Asdrubal Cabrera hit a grand slam to give the Indians an 11 run lead in the 5th.

Final Score: Cleveland Indians 15 – Kansas City Royals 3