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Box Score: Pirates 9, Indians 5

This one was rough. Jason Kipnis hit another home run, Sin-Shoo Choo had a two-run double, but the Jenmar Gomez couldn’t keep the Pirates in the yard (not that the Indians’ defense helped them out). The the Tribe trailing 5-4, Asdrubal Cabrera’s fifth inning fielding/throwing error gave the Pirates two runs and extended the inning for Pirates’ 3B Pedro Alvarez. Alvarez proceeded to smack his second three-run bomb of the day (in his second straight multi-homer game) to send Gomez to the showers and breaking the game open 9-4 (the Tribe began the fifth with a 4-3 lead).

The Indians welcome the Cincinnati Reds to Progressive Field at 7:05 on Monday night.

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 3 6 0 0 0 0 9 10 0
Cleveland  1 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 5 12 3
WP: T. Watson (4-0)
LP: J. Gomez (4-6)
Scoring Summary
Bot 1st: Cleveland
– J. Kipnis homered to deep right center
Bot 2nd: Cleveland
– C. Kotchman singled to shallow right center, J. Damon scored
Top 4th: Pittsburgh
– P. Alvarez homered to deep right, G. Jones and C. McGehee scored
Bot 4th: Cleveland
– S. Choo doubled to left, J. Damon and L. Marson scored
Top 5th: Pittsburgh
– A. Presley homered to deep right center
– C. McGehee safe at first on shortstop A. Cabrera’s fielding error, N. Walker scored, A. McCutchen to third, G. Jones to second, A. McCutchen scored
– P. Alvarez homered to deep right, G. Jones and C. McGehee scored
Bot 7th: Cleveland
– M. Brantley doubled to shallow left, J. Kipnis scored
Pittsburgh
AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg
A. Presley lf 5 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .224
N. Walker 2b 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 .271
A. McCutchen cf 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .325
G. Jones rf 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 .253
    J. Tabata rf 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .234
C. McGehee 1b 5 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 .241
P. Alvarez 3b 4 2 3 6 2 0 0 0 1 .207
M. Hague dh 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .222
C. Barmes ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .188
M. McKenry c 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .175
 Totals 37 9 10 8 3 3 6 0 10
 Batting
2B – A McCutchen (11, J Gomez); J Tabata (12, J Accardo); P Alvarez (11, E Rogers).
HR – A Presley (5, 5th inning off J Gomez 0 on, 1 Out), P Alvarez 2 (12, 4th inning off J Gomez 2 on, 2 Out, 5th inning off E Rogers 2 on, 1 Out).
RBI – A Presley (12), C McGehee (15), P Alvarez 6 (34).
2-out RBI – P Alvarez 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – C McGehee 1, M Hague 1.
GIDP – A Presley, M Hague.
Team LOB – 5.
 Fielding
Outfield assists – J Tabata.
DP – 1 (J Hughes-C Barmes-C McGehee).
Cleveland
AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg
S. Choo rf 5 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 3 .262
A. Cabrera ss 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .303
J. Kipnis 2b 5 2 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 .284
J. Lopez dh 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .241
M. Brantley cf 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 .280
J. Hannahan 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .268
J. Damon lf 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 .186
C. Kotchman 1b 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .221
L. Marson c 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 .254
 Totals 37 5 12 5 1 2 5 2 12
 Batting
2B – S Choo (18, B Lincoln); M Brantley (18, J Hughes); J Damon (3, B Lincoln).
HR – J Kipnis (11, 1st inning off B Lincoln 0 on, 2 Out).
RBI – S Choo 2 (22), J Kipnis (41), M Brantley (31), C Kotchman (23).
2-out RBI – J Kipnis, M Brantley, C Kotchman.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – S Choo 1, J Kipnis 1, J Hannahan 3.
GIDP – S Choo.
Team LOB – 7.
 Base Running
SB – J Kipnis (17, 2nd base off B Lincoln/M McKenry), J Damon (2, 2nd base off B Lincoln/M McKenry).
 Fielding
E – A Cabrera (6, field 2, throw).
DP – 2 (A Cabrera-J Kipnis-C Kotchman, J Accardo-A Cabrera-C Kotchman).
Pittsburgh
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
B. Lincoln 3.1 8 4 4 1 2 1 1.35 3.82
T. Watson (W, 4-0) 1.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.15 3.74
J. Hughes 2.0 2 1 1 1 0 0 1.15 2.08
J. Grilli 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.09 1.75
J. Hanrahan 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.08 2.42
 Cleveland
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
J. Gomez (L, 4-6) 4.1 7 8 4 2 1 2 1.40 4.95
E. Rogers 2.2 2 1 1 0 2 1 0.56 1.69
J. Accardo 2.0 1 0 0 1 3 0 1.25 3.06
WP – T Watson.
IBB – G Jones (by J Gomez).
HBP – N Walker (by E Rogers).
Pitches-strikes – B Lincoln 67-47; T Watson 25-17; J Hughes 26-13; J Grilli 13-9; J Hanrahan 13-8; J Gomez 85-51; E Rogers 40-26; J Accardo 26-17.
Ground balls-fly balls – B Lincoln 4-7; T Watson 0-2; J Hughes 5-1; J Grilli 1-1; J Hanrahan 0-2; J Gomez 9-6; E Rogers 1-5; J Accardo 2-1.
Batters faced – B Lincoln 19; T Watson 6; J Hughes 8; J Grilli 3; J Hanrahan 3; J Gomez 23; E Rogers 11; J Accardo 7.
Game Details
Umpires: HP–Adrian Johnson. 1B–Gary Cederstrom. 2B–Lance Barksdale. 3B–Fieldin Culbreth.
Weather: 78 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 14 mph, out to center.

  • mgbode

    Yaayy for pitching.

  • Vindictive_Pat

    We lost 2 of out 3 to the Pirates after getting swept by the Reds.  Is it 1979, or has our team hit a terribly rough patch?

  • mgbode

    well, we can’t pitch and our hitting is suspect, hmmm sounds about right for both.

    we do have a catcher with an uncanny eye for getting BBs in both cases too.  the ’79 version hit for more power and a better BA though (Mike Hargrove)

  • cmm13

    ugh…it had to be 2 of 3 to Pittsburgh. 

    As if we don’t get to hear enough about how they own us in the Fall/Winter.