Box Score: Indians 11, Orioles 5

Shin-Soo Choo, Lou Marson and Jose Lopez each reached base five times (Choo hit a home run and Marson had a double and a triple), the Indians had a season high 19 hits (eclipsing their previous high, 16, set on Friday) and they climbed back above .500 (39-38) with an 11-5 victory over the Orioles on Saturday afternoon. Josh Tomlin went a rocky six innings (5 ER, 7 H, 3 BB) and the bullpen pitched three scoreless innings. Shelly Duncan hit a home run and Asdrubal Cabrera went 3-5 with a double.

The Tribe looks to take the 4-game series on Sunday afternoon, when Justin Masterson faces off against Baltimore lefty Brian Matusz. First pitch is 1:35 PM.


WP: J. Tomlin (4-5)
LP: D. Eveland (0-1)


Scoring Summary
Top 1st: Cleveland
– J. Lopez singled to shallow left, S. Choo scored, A. Cabrera to second
Top 2nd: Cleveland
– S. Choo homered to left
Bot 3rd: Baltimore
– B. Roberts hit sacrifice fly to right, M. Reynolds scored
Top 4th: Cleveland
– A. Cabrera singled to shallow left, L. Marson scored, S. Choo to third
– J. Kipnis grounded out to second, S. Choo scored, A. Cabrera to second
– J. Lopez singled to shallow left, A. Cabrera scored
Bot 4th: Baltimore
– C. Davis homered to deep right, A. Jones and W. Betemit scored
Top 5th: Cleveland
– S. Choo singled to shallow center, L. Marson scored
– A. Cabrera doubled to right, S. Choo scored
– J. Lopez singled to shallow center, A. Cabrera scored, J. Kipnis to second, J. Kipnis to third on center fielder A. Jones’ fielding error
Top 6th: Cleveland
– S. Duncan homered to deep left center
– S. Choo singled to second, L. Marson scored
Bot 6th: Baltimore
– M. Wieters grounded into fielder’s choice, W. Betemit scored, C. Davis out at second
Top 9th: Cleveland
– L. Marson singled to shallow right, J. Lopez scored, M. Brantley to third, C. Kotchman to second
S. Choo rf544311101.291
A. Cabrera ss523201201.298
J. Kipnis 2b400101014.275
J. Lopez 3b615300101.257
M. Brantley cf502001004.280
S. Duncan dh611110308.205
C. Kotchman 1b500000006.224
L. Marson c534101100.284
A. Cunningham lf600000207.167
2B – A Cabrera (18, T Hunter); L Marson (5, T Hunter).
3B – L Marson (2, T Hunter).
HR – S Choo (8, 2nd inning off D Eveland 0 on, 2 Out), S Duncan (5, 6th inning off T Hunter 0 on, 0 Out).
RBI – S Choo 3 (30), A Cabrera 2 (40), J Kipnis (46), J Lopez 3 (26), S Duncan (15), L Marson (5).
2-out RBI – S Choo 3, A Cabrera, J Lopez 2, L Marson.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – J Kipnis 1, M Brantley 1, S Duncan 1, C Kotchman 3, A Cunningham 2.
Team LOB – 16.
 Base Running
SB – J Kipnis (19, 2nd base off D Eveland/M Wieters).
DP – 2 (C Kotchman-A Cabrera, C Kotchman-A Cabrera).
B. Roberts 2b100102000.194
X. Avery lf401000202.222
J.J. Hardy ss400000003.236
A. Jones cf412000100.300
W. Betemit 1b321001001.275
C. Davis rf412310100.276
M. Wieters c400100001.249
M. Reynolds dh310001201.209
R. Flaherty 3b301000000.188
    S. Pearce ph100000000.250
2B – X Avery (5, J Tomlin); A Jones 2 (17, J Tomlin 2); W Betemit (10, J Tomlin).
HR – C Davis (13, 4th inning off J Tomlin 2 on, 0 Out).
SF – B Roberts.
RBI – B Roberts (5), C Davis 3 (35), M Wieters (38).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – J Hardy 3.
GIDP – X Avery.
Team LOB – 4.
E – J Hardy (3, field); A Jones (7, field).
J. Tomlin (W, 4-5)6.07553411.485.85
E. Rogers1.00001100.581.74
V. Pestano1.00000001.032.03
T. Sipp1.00000101.386.39
D. Eveland (L, 0-1)3.26552511.374.11
T. Hunter1.28551211.446.11
L. Ayala1.22001001.151.96
K. Gregg1.00001201.574.57
M. Lindstrom1.03110101.382.25
WP – E Rogers.
IBB – J Kipnis (by T Hunter).
HBP – J Kipnis (by D Eveland); C Kotchman (by M Lindstrom).
Pitches-strikes – J Tomlin 94-56; E Rogers 22-14; V Pestano 7-6; T Sipp 10-8; D Eveland 77-42; T Hunter 51-31; L Ayala 21-13; K Gregg 18-8; M Lindstrom 31-23.
Ground balls-fly balls – J Tomlin 8-8; E Rogers 1-1; V Pestano 2-1; T Sipp 0-2; D Eveland 7-4; T Hunter 5-4; L Ayala 3-3; K Gregg 0-1; M Lindstrom 3-1.
Batters faced – J Tomlin 26; E Rogers 4; V Pestano 3; T Sipp 3; D Eveland 21; T Hunter 14; L Ayala 8; K Gregg 4; M Lindstrom 7.
Game Details
Umpires: HP–Mike Estabrook. 1B–Rob Drake. 2B–Joe West. 3B–Sam Holbrook.
Weather: 91 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 5 mph, out to right.

  • Steve

    Who else is excited to see the Jim Thome statue go up in Baltimore tomorrow?

  • Matt S

    Everyone reached base at least once…

    Except for Aaron Cunningham. Who needs to be replaced.

    Also, don’t look now but Lou Marson is now a .284 hitter. Is your mind not blown?

  • Calicavsfan

    Lou Marson is clearly on some sort of terror as he came from a long way down to raise his average up close to .280. I think Lou is a much better hitter than given credit for. So the question is if The Real Lou Marson is a defensively sound .280 hitting catcher without great power and Santana is an average defensive .230 hitter with “potential” power who deserves the bulk of the time behind the dish?? Wasn’t Lou a highly touted catching prospect when we traded for him? Although I’m not implying his recent success is sustainable it’s interesting to see whether Manny rides the hot hand( Laser Lou ) or goes back to the slumping Santana.

  • mgbode

    why not play both? Santana getting a few days at DH isn’t a bad thing.

  • Wow

    for the love of God, please get Cunningham out of here. Even Manning noted how everyone had a good day but him.