Box Score: Pirates 9, Indians 2

This game was close. I swear. You look at this and you’d think, “whelp, Ubaldo must’ve had one of those days”, but that is not the case. Jimenez did his best Dave Burba impression (6.0 IP, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4K) but the Tribe’s bats never figured out Pirates starter AJ Burnett. Both times the Indians scored (two solo shots, from Cabrera and Kotchman, respectively), Ubaldo gave up the momentum and allowed a run the following inning. The bullpen didn’t help matters; Tony Sipp did his best Tony Sipp impression and Nick Hagadone imploded for four runs in the 9th to turn this into a laugher.

The rubber match is 1:00PM on Sunday, Brad Lincoln goes for the Pirates, Jenmar Gomez takes the hill for the Indians.

WP: A.J. Burnett (7-2)
LP: U. Jimenez (6-5)
Scoring Summary
Bot 1st: Cleveland
– A. Cabrera homered to right
Top 2nd: Pittsburgh
– P. Alvarez homered to deep right
Top 3rd: Pittsburgh
– G. Jones singled to shallow right, N. Walker scored, A. McCutchen to second
Bot 5th: Cleveland
– C. Kotchman homered to deep right
Top 6th: Pittsburgh
– C. McGehee homered to deep left, G. Jones scored
Top 7th: Pittsburgh
– A. Presley homered to deep right
Top 9th: Pittsburgh
– C. McGehee singled to shallow right, N. Walker and M. Hague scored
– P. Alvarez homered to deep right center, C. McGehee scored
A. Presley lf611110203.225
N. Walker 2b321002210.270
A. McCutchen cf502000102.323
G. Jones dh312101001.258
    M. Hague ph-dh111000000.220
C. McGehee 1b422411104.243
P. Alvarez 3b422321001.196
J. Tabata rf401001001.230
R. Barajas c400001103.222
C. Barmes ss400001303.192
HR – A Presley (4, 7th inning off T Sipp 0 on, 1 Out), C McGehee (3, 6th inning off U Jimenez 1 on, 0 Out), P Alvarez 2 (10, 2nd inning off U Jimenez 0 on, 0 Out, 9th inning off N Hagadone 1 on, 2 Out).
RBI – A Presley (11), G Jones (22), C McGehee 4 (14), P Alvarez 3 (28).
2-out RBI – C McGehee 2, P Alvarez 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – A Presley 2, C McGehee 1, C Barmes 1.
GIDP – C McGehee.
Team LOB – 10.
 Base Running
SB – N Walker (7, 2nd base off U Jimenez/C Santana).
DP – 1 (N Walker-C Barmes-C McGehee).
S. Choo rf500000100.263
A. Cabrera ss312111000.301
J. Kipnis 2b402000012.278
C. Santana c300001003.227
M. Brantley cf300001002.280
J. Damon dh300001003.175
S. Duncan lf300001004.200
C. Kotchman 1b411110101.220
L. Chisenhall 3b401000101.229
2B – L Chisenhall (1, A Burnett).
HR – A Cabrera (6, 1st inning off A Burnett 0 on, 1 Out), C Kotchman (5, 5th inning off A Burnett 0 on, 1 Out).
RBI – A Cabrera (26), C Kotchman (22).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – J Kipnis 1, J Damon 1, S Duncan 3.
GIDP – L Chisenhall.
Team LOB – 8.
 Base Running
SB – J Kipnis (16, 2nd base off A Burnett/R Barajas).
E – S Duncan (2, field).
DP – 1 (A Cabrera-J Kipnis-C Kotchman).
A.J. Burnett (W, 7-2)6.26224221.283.52
J. Hughes1.10001001.131.93
D. Slaten1.00000101.302.70
U. Jimenez (L, 6-5)6.07442621.595.00
T. Sipp0.11111111.556.95
J. Smith1.21001101.273.25
N. Hagadone1.03444211.294.98
Pitches-strikes – A Burnett 96-58; J Hughes 17-10; D Slaten 12-7; U Jimenez 98-60; T Sipp 16-7; J Smith 25-16; N Hagadone 34-16.
Ground balls-fly balls – A Burnett 12-10; J Hughes 2-1; D Slaten 1-1; U Jimenez 5-8; T Sipp 0-1; J Smith 3-2; N Hagadone 1-2.
Batters faced – A Burnett 29; J Hughes 5; D Slaten 3; U Jimenez 26; T Sipp 3; J Smith 7; N Hagadone 10.
Game Details
Umpires: HP–Fieldin Culbreth. 1B–Adrian Johnson. 2B–Gary Cederstrom. 3B–Lance Barksdale.
Weather: 78 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, in from center.