Box Score: Indians 3, Royals 5

The season is almost over. The season is almost over.

Cord Phelps had a two-run homer, his first long ball of the season. Carlos Santana and Russ Canzler each had two hits. The bullpen didn’t allow a run in 4.2 innings. Those are the positives from tonight at Progressive Field, where the Indians lost their 90th game of the season. That’s the most losses in the American League and fourth-most in baseball.

The loss was Ubaldo Jimenez’s 17th of the season. Yikes. The last two pitchers in franchise history with that many losses? Neal Heaton in 1985 and Jim Perry in 1961. The Indians remain in last place.

Scoring Summary
Bot 1st: Kansas City
– A. Escobar doubled to shallow right, J. Dyson scored
– B. Butler singled to shallow right center, A. Escobar scored
Top 5th: Cleveland
– C. Phelps homered to deep left, T. Neal scored
Bot 5th: Kansas City
– E. Hosmer reached on fielder’s choice, A. Gordon scored, M. Moustakas to third, J. Francoeur to second
– B. Pena hit sacrifice fly to left, M. Moustakas scored
– I. Falu singled to shallow left, J. Francoeur scored, E. Hosmer to second, E. Hosmer to third on left fielder T. Neal’s fielding error
Top 8th: Cleveland
– M. Brantley safe at first on center fielder J. Bourgeois’ fielding error, C. Santana scored, M. Brantley to second
S. Choo rf302002000.278
A. Cabrera ss400001003.269
C. Santana c512000101.254
M. Brantley cf401000001.283
R. Canzler 1b402000101.270
M. LaPorta dh401000204.240
L. Chisenhall 3b300001003.259
T. Neal lf311000100.188
    C. Kotchman ph100000002.233
    V. Rottino lf000000000.111
C. Phelps 2b411210200.111
HR – C Phelps (1, 5th inning off W Smith 1 on, 0 Out).
RBI – C Phelps 2 (3).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – L Chisenhall 1, C Kotchman 1.
GIDP – A Cabrera, M LaPorta.
Team LOB – 9.
E – T Neal (1, field).
 Kansas City
J. Dyson cf210001213.268
    J. Bourgeois ph-cf200000000.300
A. Escobar ss411100003.295
A. Gordon lf310001101.291
B. Butler dh403100001.312
M. Moustakas 3b310001002.246
J. Francoeur rf311000002.234
E. Hosmer 1b401100013.238
B. Pena c301100001.254
I. Falu 2b402100001.344
2B – A Escobar (29, U Jimenez); B Butler 2 (29, U Jimenez, F Herrmann).
3B – B Pena (1, U Jimenez).
SF – B Pena.
RBI – A Escobar (50), B Butler (100), E Hosmer (61), B Pena (25), I Falu (7).
2-out RBI – I Falu.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – A Escobar 2, E Hosmer 2.
Team LOB – 8.
 Base Running
SB – J Dyson (28, 2nd base off U Jimenez/C Santana), E Hosmer (16, 3rd base off U Jimenez/C Santana).
CS – I Falu (1, 2nd base by F Herrmann/C Santana).
E – J Bourgeois (3, field).
Outfield assists – J Francoeur.
DP – 2 (I Falu-E Hosmer, M Moustakas-I Falu-E Hosmer).
U. Jimenez (L, 9-17)4.17553301.615.55
C. Seddon0.11000001.484.34
F. Herrmann2.01000000.832.87
T. Sipp0.10000001.274.47
J. Gomez1.00000001.375.54
 Kansas City
W. Smith (W, 6-8)7.08222511.534.88
A. Crow1.01101101.173.36
K. Herrera (S, 2)1.01001101.172.33
HBP – J Francoeur (by U Jimenez).
Pitches-strikes – U Jimenez 94-52; C Seddon 9-6; F Herrmann 21-15; T Sipp 3-3; J Gomez 13-7; W Smith 104-63; A Crow 19-11; K Herrera 21-12.
Ground balls-fly balls – U Jimenez 6-7; C Seddon 1-1; F Herrmann 2-3; T Sipp 0-0; J Gomez 3-0; W Smith 9-10; A Crow 1-1; K Herrera 0-1.
Batters faced – U Jimenez 24; C Seddon 3; F Herrmann 6; T Sipp 1; J Gomez 3; W Smith 29; A Crow 6; K Herrera 4.