Cleveland 8, Kansas City 5
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(55-71)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 5 7 1
Cleveland 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 X 8 5 1
WP: J. Rincon (3-3) S: J. Lewis (4)
LP: J. Soria (1-3)
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  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 1st: Kansas City
- J. Guillen hit sacrifice fly to deep center, M. Aviles scored, E. German to third
Bot 1st: Cleveland
- J. Peralta homered to deep left center, B. Francisco scored
Bot 2nd: Cleveland
- K. Shoppach homered to deep right
Top 5th: Kansas City
- M. Aviles doubled to deep center, J. Buck, M. Teahen and A. Gordon scored
- D. DeJesus struck out swinging, M. Aviles stole third, M. Aviles scored on catcher K. Shoppach's throwing error
Bot 8th: Cleveland
- K. Shoppach homered to deep left
- F. Gutierrez homered to deep left, S. Choo and G. Sizemore scored
- R. Garko singled to right, J. Peralta scored, D. Dellucci to third, R. Garko to second advancing on throw
 Kansas City
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
M. Aviles ss 4 2 3 3 0 0 0 .326
E. German 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .234
D. DeJesus lf-cf 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .294
J. Guillen rf-lf 3 0 0 1 0 1 1 .253
B. Butler 1b 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .264
    R. Gload 1b 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .269
M. Olivo dh 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .265
A. Gordon 3b 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .254
J. Buck c 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 .221
M. Maier cf 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .339
    M. Teahen pr-rf 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 .246
 Totals 31 5 7 4 1 5 7  
 Batting
2B - M Aviles (22, Z Jackson).
SF - J Guillen.
RBI - J Guillen (79), M Aviles 3 (35).
GIDP - B Butler, E German.
Team LOB - 2.
 Base Running
SB - M Aviles (5, 3rd base off Z Jackson/K Shoppach).
 
 Fielding
E - A Gordon (15, throw).
DP - 1 (M Aviles-B Butler).
 Cleveland
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
G. Sizemore cf 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 .267
F. Gutierrez rf 4 1 1 3 0 1 1 .234
B. Francisco lf 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 .285
J. Peralta ss 3 2 1 2 0 1 0 .277
D. Dellucci dh 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .250
R. Garko 1b 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 .255
K. Shoppach c 3 2 2 2 1 1 0 .264
A. Marte 3b 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .185
    S. Choo ph 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 .262
    J. Carroll 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263
A. Cabrera 2b 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .224
 Totals 28 8 5 8 5 9 4  
 Batting
HR - J Peralta (20, 1st inning off G Meche 1 on, 2 Out), K Shoppach 2 (14, 2nd inning off G Meche 0 on, 1 Out, 8th inning off R Ramirez 0 on, 0 Out), F Gutierrez (7, 8th inning off J Soria 2 on, 1 Out).
S - A Cabrera.
RBI - J Peralta 2 (69), K Shoppach 2 (39), F Gutierrez 3 (31), R Garko (63).
2-out RBI - J Peralta 2, R Garko.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - S Choo 2.
GIDP - F Gutierrez.
Team LOB - 3.
 Fielding
E - K Shoppach (6, throw).
DP - 2 (A Cabrera-J Peralta-R Garko 2).
 Kansas City
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
G. Meche 7.0 2 3 1 1 9 2 4.01
R. Ramirez (H, 16) 0.1 1 2 2 1 0 1 3.10
J. Soria (L, 1-3; BS, 3) 0.1 2 3 3 2 0 1 1.96
J. Fulchino 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 9.90
 Cleveland
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
Z. Jackson 7.0 7 5 4 1 4 0 5.25
J. Rincon (W, 3-3) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.10
J. Lewis (S, 4) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.83
HBP - M Maier (by Z Jackson); J Peralta (by J Soria).
Pitches-strikes - G Meche 104-71; R Ramirez 10-5; J Soria 26-13; J Fulchino 10-5; Z Jackson 91-58; J Rincon 13-7; J Lewis 16-10.
Ground balls-fly balls - G Meche 5-7; R Ramirez 1-0; J Soria 0-1; J Fulchino 1-0; Z Jackson 9-8; J Rincon 1-2; J Lewis 0-2.
Batters faced - G Meche 24; R Ramirez 3; J Soria 6; J Fulchino 2; Z Jackson 28; J Rincon 3; J Lewis 3.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Angel Hernandez. 1B--Eric Cooper. 2B--Marty Foster. 3B--Derryl Cousins.
Time: 2:35.
Attendance: 23,920.
Weather: 73 degrees, clear.
Wind: 16 mph, in from right.
Game Notes
KANSAS CITY OUTFIELDER MITCH MAIER LEFT THE GAME IN THE TOP OF THE FIFTH INNING AFTER BEING HIT IN THE HEAD WITH A PITCH.

Updated on Wednesday, Aug 20, 2008 9:48 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Kansas City
M. Aviles Mike Aviles
3-4
3 RBI
 Cleveland
K. Shoppach Kelly Shoppach
2-3, 2 HR
2 RBI