Box Score: Indians 4, Athletics 3

The Indians are making it look pretty simple these days. Timely hitting, quality starts, and their closer nailing it down in the ninth inning. The Indians took the series opener 4-3 led by Jack Hannahan’s 3 RBI effort. Hannahan added the team’s first run with a sac fly in the 2nd then doubled home two in the fourth inning. Yoenis Cespedes had three hits and two RBI for the Athletics. Ubaldo Jimenez went six innings for the win, allowing six hits and walking five. Tony Sipp, Joe Smith, Vinnie Pestano, and Chris Perez combined for 3 innings allowing for just 1 run. The Tribe is now 7-5 on the season and 6-1 on the current road trip. Game two of the series is tomorrow night at 9:05.


Scoring Summary
Top 2nd: Cleveland
– J. Hannahan hit sacrifice fly to right, C. Santana scored
Bot 3rd: Oakland
– J. Reddick homered to deep right
Top 4th: Cleveland
– J. Hannahan doubled to shallow left, T. Hafner and S. Duncan scored
Top 5th: Cleveland
– S. Choo singled to right, J. Kipnis scored, S. Choo to second advancing on throw
Bot 5th: Oakland
– Y. Cespedes singled to left, J. Reddick scored, Y. Cespedes to second on left fielder S. Duncan’s fielding error
Bot 7th: Oakland
– Y. Cespedes singled to shallow right, J. Weeks scored, C. Pennington to second
M. Brantley cf401001000.213
J. Kipnis 2b310000011.167
S. Choo rf502100202.234
C. Santana c311002000.262
T. Hafner dh111003000.333
S. Duncan lf311001004.270
    A. Cunningham pr-lf100000003.214
C. Kotchman 1b300001103.170
J. Hannahan 3b201301000.324
J. Donald ss400000205.200
2B – M Brantley (4, J Norberto); S Choo (3, J Blevins); J Hannahan (2, G Godfrey).
S – J Kipnis.
SF – J Hannahan.
RBI – S Choo (9), J Hannahan 3 (11).
2-out RBI – J Hannahan 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – S Duncan 1, A Cunningham 2, J Donald 3.
GIDP – S Choo, C Kotchman.
Team LOB – 11.
 Base Running
SB – J Kipnis (2, 2nd base off G Godfrey/A Recker).
E – S Duncan (1, field).
DP – 1 (C Kotchman).
J. Weeks 2b512000002.206
C. Pennington ss400001001.204
J. Reddick rf522110102.286
Y. Cespedes cf403201100.265
S. Smith lf400001104.189
J. Gomes dh201002101.217
K. Ka’aihue 1b400000004.348
A. Recker c201001000.200
    D. Barton ph100000100.167
    K. Suzuki c000000000.188
E. Sogard 3b300001203.167
2B – J Weeks (4, V Pestano); J Reddick (5, U Jimenez).
3B – J Weeks (1, T Sipp).
HR – J Reddick (2, 3rd inning off U Jimenez 0 on, 2 Out).
RBI – J Reddick (3), Y Cespedes 2 (14).
2-out RBI – J Reddick.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – J Weeks 1, C Pennington 1, J Gomes 1, K Ka’aihue 2, E Sogard 2.
Team LOB – 11.
 Base Running
CS – S Smith (1, 2nd base by U Jimenez/C Santana).
Outfield assists – S Smith.
DP – 2 (K Ka’aihue-C Pennington-G Godfrey, E Sogard-J Weeks-K Ka’aihue).
U. Jimenez (W, 2-0)6.06225311.504.00
T. Sipp (H, 3)0.11111102.7314.73
J. Smith (H, 4)0.21001101.652.70
V. Pestano (H, 3)1.01000100.752.70
C. Perez (S, 5)1.00000101.504.05
G. Godfrey (L, 0-3)5.03445301.385.06
J. Blevins2.02000101.112.84
F. De Los Santos0.01001002.330.00
J. Norberto2.01003101.173.52
IBB – C Santana (by J Norberto).
HBP – J Kipnis (by G Godfrey); T Hafner (by G Godfrey).
Pitches-strikes – U Jimenez 107-61; T Sipp 11-5; J Smith 20-12; V Pestano 11-9; C Perez 17-11; G Godfrey 93-53; J Blevins 33-17; F De Los Santos 8-2; J Norberto 42-22.
Ground balls-fly balls – U Jimenez 7-5; T Sipp 0-1; J Smith 1-0; V Pestano 1-1; C Perez 0-2; G Godfrey 2-6; J Blevins 2-1; F De Los Santos 1-0; J Norberto 3-0.
Batters faced – U Jimenez 27; T Sipp 3; J Smith 4; V Pestano 4; C Perez 3; G Godfrey 24; J Blevins 7; F De Los Santos 2; J Norberto 9.
Game Details
Umpires: HP–Derryl Cousins. 1B–Alan Porter. 2B–Ron Kulpa. 3B–Jim Wolf.
Weather: 67 degrees, clear.
Wind: 5 mph, out to right.

  • Cvprofilordan

    Why would they ever want to play another home game at this rate?

  • AlexMathews

    Hannahan is basically our savior. As much as I appreciate it we can’t keep relying on him to win games. We need other players (I’m looking at you, top to middle of the order) to step up in clutch situations.

  • EyesAbove

    Ubaldo with 5 walks and 3 strikeouts, yikes!