Kansas City 6, Cleveland 5
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  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City 2 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 13 0
Cleveland 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 5 10 1
WP: G. Meche (6-6) S: O. Dotel (9)
LP: C.C. Sabathia (12-4)
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  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 1st: Kansas City
- B. Butler doubled to deep right center, M. Grudzielanek and M. Teahen scored
Top 3rd: Kansas City
- E. Brown homered to deep right, M. Teahen and B. Butler scored
Bot 4th: Cleveland
- T. Nixon singled to right, J. Peralta scored, R. Garko to second
Bot 5th: Cleveland
- V. Martinez singled to center, G. Sizemore scored
Bot 6th: Cleveland
- R. Garko homered to deep left, J. Peralta scored
Top 7th: Kansas City
- B. Butler reached on fielder's choice, M. Teahen scored, B. Butler to second on third baseman C. Blake's throwing error
Bot 7th: Cleveland
- T. Hafner hit sacrifice fly to deep left, V. Martinez scored
 Kansas City
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
D. DeJesus cf 5 0 1 0 0 2 3 .281
M. Grudzielanek 2b 5 1 1 0 0 2 3 .281
M. Teahen rf 5 3 3 0 0 1 0 .286
B. Butler dh 5 1 3 2 0 0 1 .315
    J. Gathright pr-dh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .319
E. Brown lf 5 1 2 3 0 1 3 .231
E. German 3b 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .284
A. Gordon 1b 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .230
J. Buck c 2 0 1 0 2 1 0 .247
T. Pena Jr. ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .274
 Totals 39 6 13 5 2 9 16  
 Batting
2B - B Butler (6, C Sabathia); M Teahen 2 (16, C Sabathia 2); J Buck (13, C Sabathia).
HR - E Brown (4, 3rd inning off C Sabathia 2 on, 1 Out).
RBI - B Butler 2 (16), E Brown 3 (38).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - E German 1, M Grudzielanek 2, D DeJesus 1, A Gordon 1.
Team LOB - 8.
 Base Running
SB - D DeJesus (5, 2nd base off T Mastny/V Martinez).
CS - J Gathright (3, 2nd base by T Mastny/V Martinez).
 Cleveland
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
G. Sizemore cf 5 1 2 0 0 1 2 .282
C. Blake 3b-1b 5 0 0 0 0 2 3 .271
V. Martinez c 5 1 2 1 0 2 1 .323
T. Hafner dh 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 .260
J. Peralta ss 3 2 2 0 1 1 0 .284
R. Garko 1b 4 1 2 2 0 1 1 .300
    M. Rouse 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125
T. Nixon rf 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .238
B. Francisco lf 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .312
J. Barfield 2b 3 0 1 0 1 2 0 .258
 Totals 36 5 10 5 2 10 11  
 Batting
2B - G Sizemore 2 (20, G Meche, O Dotel); V Martinez (24, J Gobble).
HR - R Garko (10, 6th inning off G Meche 1 on, 0 Out).
SF - T Hafner.
RBI - T Nixon (27), V Martinez (71), R Garko 2 (33), T Hafner (58).
2-out RBI - T Nixon, V Martinez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - V Martinez 1, B Francisco 1, G Sizemore 1.
Team LOB - 7.
 Base Running
SB - J Barfield (10, 2nd base off Z Greinke/J Buck).
 
 Fielding
E - C Blake (9, throw).
 Kansas City
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
G. Meche (W, 6-6) 5.0 8 4 4 1 5 1 3.69
Z. Greinke (H, 7) 1.1 0 0 0 1 2 0 4.65
J. Gobble (H, 7) 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 0 2.93
J. Soria (H, 8) 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.11
O. Dotel (S, 9) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.32
 Cleveland
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
C.C. Sabathia (L, 12-4) 7.0 11 6 6 2 6 1 3.78
T. Mastny 2.0 2 0 0 0 3 0 4.38
WP - J Gobble.
Pitches-strikes - G Meche 100-68; Z Greinke 19-9; J Gobble 6-3; J Soria 19-12; O Dotel 19-13; C Sabathia 113-72; T Mastny 34-24.
Ground balls-fly balls - G Meche 4-6; Z Greinke 1-1; J Gobble 0-1; J Soria 0-2; O Dotel 0-2; C Sabathia 6-9; T Mastny 1-1.
Batters faced - G Meche 24; Z Greinke 5; J Gobble 2; J Soria 4; O Dotel 4; C Sabathia 34; T Mastny 7.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Mark Carlson. 1B--Larry Young. 2B--Chad Fairchild. 3B--Ted Barrett.
Ejections: CLEVELAND's Garko by Carlson (8th).
Time: 3:12.
Attendance: 31,599.
Weather: 83 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 18 mph, out to right.
Game Notes
CLEVELAND FIRST BASEMAN RYAN GARKO WAS EJECTED IN THE BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH INNING BY HOME PLATE UMPIRE MARK CARLSON FOR ARGUING BALLS AND STRIKES.

Updated on Saturday, Jul 14, 2007 10:19 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Kansas City
E. Brown E. Brown
2-5, 1 HR
3 RBI
 Cleveland
R. Garko R. Garko
2-4, 1 HR
2 RBI