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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
 Cleveland
AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg
S. Choo rf 3 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 .278
A. Cabrera ss 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 .269
C. Santana c 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .254
M. Brantley cf 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .283
R. Canzler 1b 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .270
M. LaPorta dh 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 4 .240
L. Chisenhall 3b 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 .259
T. Neal lf 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .188
    C. Kotchman ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .233
    V. Rottino lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111
C. Phelps 2b 4 1 1 2 1 0 2 0 0 .111
 Totals 35 3 10 2 1 4 7 0 15
 Batting
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.
 Fielding
E – T Neal (1, field).
 Kansas City
AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg
J. Dyson cf 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 3 .268
    J. Bourgeois ph-cf 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300
A. Escobar ss 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 .295
A. Gordon lf 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 .291
B. Butler dh 4 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 .312
M. Moustakas 3b 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 .246
J. Francoeur rf 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .234
E. Hosmer 1b 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 .238
B. Pena c 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .254
I. Falu 2b 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .344
 Totals 32 5 9 5 0 3 3 2 17
 Batting
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).
 Fielding
E – J Bourgeois (3, field).
Outfield assists – J Francoeur.
DP – 2 (I Falu-E Hosmer, M Moustakas-I Falu-E Hosmer).
 Cleveland
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
U. Jimenez (L, 9-17) 4.1 7 5 5 3 3 0 1.61 5.55
C. Seddon 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.48 4.34
F. Herrmann 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.83 2.87
T. Sipp 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.27 4.47
J. Gomez 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.37 5.54
 Kansas City
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
W. Smith (W, 6-8) 7.0 8 2 2 2 5 1 1.53 4.88
A. Crow 1.0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1.17 3.36
K. Herrera (S, 2) 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1.17 2.33
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.