77-69
6 - 2
77-68

Game Story

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Alex Gordon homered on the game's first pitch, James Shields dominated after a shaky first inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Cleveland Indians 6-2 on Wednesday in a matchup of teams fighting for an American League playoff spot.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
KC 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 6 11 2
Cle 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 2

Scoring Summary

Top 1st: Kansas City
Alex GordonDFP
homered to deep right
KC 1 - CLE 0
Eric HosmerDFP
singled to shallow center,
Emilio BonifacioDFP
scored
KC 2 - CLE 0
Lorenzo CainDFP
singled to center,
Eric HosmerDFP
scored,
Justin MaxwellDFP
to second
KC 3 - CLE 0
Bottom 1st: Cleveland
Michael BrantleyDFP
singled to shallow center,
Michael BournDFP
and
Mike AvilésDFP
scored
KC 3 - CLE 2
Top 5th: Kansas City
Billy ButlerDFP
grounded into double play third to second to first,
Emilio BonifacioDFP
scored,
Eric HosmerDFP
out at second
KC 4 - CLE 2
Top 7th: Kansas City
Emilio BonifacioDFP
singled to shallow center,
Alex GordonDFP
to third,
Alex GordonDFP
scored,
Emilio BonifacioDFP
to second on pitcher
Rich HillDFP
's throwing error
KC 5 - CLE 2
Top 8th: Kansas City
Mike MoustakasDFP
singled to shallow center,
Lorenzo CainDFP
scored
KC 6 - CLE 2

Pitching Details

Batting

Kansas City

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Alex GordonDFP
LF
4 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 2 .271
Emilio BonifacioDFP
2B
5 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242
Eric HosmerDFP
1B
5 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .304
Billy ButlerDFP
DH
4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 .291
Salvador PérezDFP
C
4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .285
Justin MaxwellDFP
RF
3 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 .257
Jarrod DysonDFP
CF
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .269
Lorenzo CainDFP
CF-RF
3 1 2 1 0 1 1 2 0 .261
Jamey CarrollDFP
3B
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .212
Mike MoustakasDFP
3B
1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .232
Alcides EscobarDFP
SS
4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .235
Totals 37 6 11 4 1 2 7 3 9
Batting
3B - E Bonifacio (3, S Kazmir)
HR - A Gordon (19, 1st inning off S Kazmir 0 on, 0 Out)
RBI - A Gordon (79), E Hosmer (75), L Cain (44), M Moustakas (39)
2-out RBI - L Cain, M Moustakas
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - A Gordon 1, B Butler 1, J Carroll 2
GIDP - B Butler
Team LOB - 6
Running
SB - J Maxwell (6, 3rd base off S Kazmir/Y Gomes), L Cain 2 (14, 2nd base off S Kazmir/Y Gomes, 2nd base off M Albers/Y Gomes)
Fielding
E - J Shields (3, field, throw)

Cleveland

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Michael BournDFP
CF
4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .258
Mike AvilésDFP
SS
3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264
Jason KipnisDFP
2B
4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .280
Carlos SantanaDFP
1B
3 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 3 .265
Michael BrantleyDFP
LF
4 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 3 .278
Yan GomesDFP
C
4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 .297
Jason KubelDFP
DH
3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .176
Asdrubal CabreraDFP
PH-DH
1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .233
Lonnie ChisenhallDFP
3B
3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .227
Drew StubbsDFP
RF
3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .230
Totals 32 2 4 2 0 1 10 2 11
Batting
RBI - M Brantley 2 (62)
2-out RBI - M Brantley 2
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - C Santana 1, A Cabrera 2
Team LOB - 5
Running
SB - J Kipnis (27, 3rd base off G Holland/S Perez), C Santana (3, 2nd base off G Holland/S Perez)
Fielding
E - S Kazmir (3, throw); R Hill (1, throw)
DP - 1 (L Chisenhall-J Kipnis-C Santana)

Pitching

Kansas City

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
James ShieldsDFP
(W, 11-9)
8.0 4 2 2 1 7 0 1.27 3.38
Greg HollandDFP
(SV, 42)
1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.83 1.35

Cleveland

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Scott KazmirDFP
(L, 8-8)
4.0 9 4 3 0 4 1 1.34 4.24
Bryan ShawDFP
2.1 0 0 0 0 3 0 1.27 3.76
Rich HillDFP
0.1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1.71 6.51
Matt AlbersDFP
1.1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1.32 3.39
Clay RapadaDFP
1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.25 0.00
Pitching
HBP - M Aviles (by J Shields)
Pitches-strikes - J Shields 108-76; G Holland 15-9; S Kazmir 87-62; B Shaw 17-14; R Hill 8-3; M Albers 28-16; C Rapada 10-7
Ground balls-fly balls - J Shields 10-5; G Holland 0-0; S Kazmir 5-5; B Shaw 1-1; R Hill 1-1; M Albers 3-0; C Rapada 1-1
Batters faced - J Shields 31; G Holland 3; S Kazmir 21; B Shaw 6; R Hill 3; M Albers 6; C Rapada 3
Game Details
Game Time: 2:58.
Umpires: HP--Mike Estabrook. 1B--Paul Nauert. 2B--Doug Eddings. 3B--Dana DeMuth.
Weather: 87 degrees, Cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, Out to Center.
Attendance: 12,085.