Box Score: Indians 3, Angels 2

Asdrubal Cabrera came back to be the hero tonight! After trailing 2-0 for most of the game, the Indians slowly but surely caught up to the host Angels. Justin Masterson had an effective outing, entering the ninth inning to start with over 100 pitches until Vinnie Pestano came to the rescue in his usual “No Fear” mentality. From there, a leadoff Aaron Cunningham double kick-started a bottom of the ninth inning rally and Cabrera clinched the victory with his walk-off single.


LA Angels
M. Izturis 2b300001001.286
A. Callaspo 3b400000000.186
A. Pujols 1b411000001.225
K. Morales dh200002000.268
    H. Kendrick pr-dh000000000.260
T. Hunter rf412210100.301
M. Trumbo lf301000200.341
    P. Bourjos pr-cf000001000.178
V. Wells cf-lf400000102.230
E. Aybar ss400000203.216
C. Iannetta c200001100.229
HR – T Hunter (1, 4th inning off J Masterson 0 on, 2 Out).
RBI – T Hunter 2 (8).
2-out RBI – T Hunter 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – A Pujols 1, E Aybar 3.
Team LOB – 6.
Outfield assists – T Hunter.
DP – 4 (M Izturis-E Aybar-A Pujols, C Iannetta-E Aybar, C Iannetta-E Aybar, M Izturis-E Aybar-A Pujols).
M. Brantley cf513100002.232
J. Kipnis 2b502100203.257
A. Cabrera ss503100001.321
T. Hafner dh201002000.321
C. Santana c201002000.246
J. Hannahan 3b401000205.304
S. Duncan lf401000202.236
C. Kotchman 1b411000102.148
A. Cunningham rf412000100.258
2B – M Brantley (5, H Takahashi); A Cabrera (5, J Weaver); A Cunningham (2, D Carpenter).
RBI – M Brantley (5), J Kipnis (12), A Cabrera (4).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – J Hannahan 2, S Duncan 1, C Kotchman 1.
GIDP – J Kipnis, A Cabrera.
Team LOB – 11.
 Base Running
CS – M Brantley (2, 2nd base by J Weaver/C Iannetta), A Cunningham (1, 2nd base by J Weaver/C Iannetta).
Outfield assists – A Cunningham.
 LA Angels
J. Weaver6.07004800.952.02
H. Takahashi (H, 2)0.12220001.899.95
K. Jepsen (BS, 2)0.21000001.5010.50
L. Hawkins1.02000001.231.23
D. Carpenter (L, 0-1)0.13110001.204.05
J. Masterson8.14225511.475.40
V. Pestano (W, 1-0)0.20000200.962.89
WP – J Masterson, V Pestano.
Pitches-strikes – J Weaver 115-68; H Takahashi 11-9; K Jepsen 6-3; L Hawkins 16-8; D Carpenter 14-7; J Masterson 112-62; V Pestano 9-6.
Ground balls-fly balls – J Weaver 3-5; H Takahashi 1-1; K Jepsen 1-0; L Hawkins 2-1; D Carpenter 0-2; J Masterson 16-5; V Pestano 0-0.
Batters faced – J Weaver 25; H Takahashi 3; K Jepsen 2; L Hawkins 5; D Carpenter 4; J Masterson 33; V Pestano 2.
Game Details
Umpires: HP–Jim Wolf. 1B–Fieldin Culbreth. 2B–Adrian Johnson. 3B–Gary Cederstrom.
Weather: 48 degrees, clear.
Wind: 4 mph, in from right.

  • Wow

    First game of the year. We had a great time, despite how cold it was! I also believe concession prices have gone up. But I will say I was impressed with how fun the staff makes games now. The game itself was a classic pitcher’s duel with a great ending.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Angels released Abreu maybe the Indians will add him since they appeared to have wanted to trade for him before Damon.  I realize they signed Damon but Abreu is an upgrade over Cunningham that’s for sure.  Just a thought.

  • Steve

    Have you seen Abreu play this year, or are you still fixated on Cunningham’s first week (also, he’s been pretty good since)?