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Cabrera shines as Indians pound Royals

Oct 1, 2012 - 12:00 AM Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Asdrubal Cabrera capped a 10-run fifth inning with a grand slam as the Cleveland Indians thumped the Kansas City Royals, 15-3, in the rubber match of a three-game series at Progressive Field.

Cabrera finished with three hits and three runs scored and Matt LaPorta ripped a pinch-hit, two-run double for the Indians, who have won four of their last five games. Shin-Soo Choo added a two-run single and Jack Hannahan contributed three hits, including an RBI double.

Zach McAllister (6-8) allowed three runs on five hits and two walks over 6 2/3 innings to earn his first win since Aug. 11.

"I feel like we're just being more patient and taking better at-bats," Hannahan said. "We're doing what the pitcher allows us to do and using all fields, just being more selective at the plate."

Alex Gordon crushed a two-run homer and Tony Abreu added an RBI base hit for the Royals, who have lost seven of their last eight games.

Luke Hochevar (8-16) was pounded for nine runs on nine hits and three walks over 4 2/3 innings.

Cleveland opened the scoring in the second inning as Hannahan ripped a one-out single up the middle, went first-to-third on a base hit by Casey Kotchman and scored via a single into right by Lou Marson.

The Indians exploded for 10 runs in the fifth. Choo began the inning with a double to right and stole third without a throw. Jason Kipnis then got a fastball down from Hochevar and golfed it into the right-field corner for a ground-rule double.

Cabrera followed with a bunt single to put runners on the corners and Hannahan doubled home Kipnis. Brent Lillibridge walked to load the bases and Kotchman grounded into a fielder's choice to bring home Cabrera.

Marson walked to load the bases again and Jason Donald was plunked, forcing in Hannahan before Choo ripped a two-run single up the middle in his second at- bat of the inning for a comfortable 7-0 lead.

Everett Teaford replaced Hochevar on the mound and walked Kipnis before Cabrera finished off the monster inning with his second career grand slam over the left-field wall.

"There was just nothing we could do," Royals manager Ned Yost said of the Indians' 10-run fifth. "We didn't have any offense up to that point. If the game was closer, we might have been able to take it in another direction."

Kansas City got on the board in the sixth after Gordon smashed a two-run shot into the right-field seats, making it an 11-2 game.

Abreu ripped an RBI single to left in the Kansas City seventh, but LaPorta answered for the Tribe in the bottom half, making it a 13-3 game.

Cleveland finished off the rout with a pair of runs in the eighth as Marson beat out an infield single and scored on a hit by Cord Phelps. Donald, who singled into left, scored on a wild pitch by Louis Coleman.

Game Notes

Sunday marked the first time the Indians scored 10 runs in one inning at Progressive Field since August 13, 2006, also against the Royals ... It was the third grand slam for the Indians this season ... Kansas City fell to 12-10 in rubber games this season ... Despite the loss, the Royals won the season series, 10-8.








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    CLEVELAND: 15
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  • Louis Coleman's wild pitch scored Jason Donald. On the play, Cord Phelps advances to second and Thomas Neal advances to third on a wild pitch. Runners on second and third with two outs and Matt LaPorta at the plate.

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  • Cord Phelps single to right scored Lou Marson. On the play, Thomas Neal advances to second and Jason Donald advances to third. Bases loaded with one out and Vinny Rottino due up.

    Royals 3, Indians 14  Bot 8, 1 OutSep 30 3:55 PM


  • Pinch-Hitter Matt LaPorta double to left scored Jason Kipnis and Asdrubal Cabrera. Runner on second with one out and Jack Hannahan due up.

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  • Tony Abreu single to left scored Johnny Giavotella. Runner on first with two outs and Jarrod Dyson due up.

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  • Alex Gordon two-out, two-run Home Run (13) to right scored Irving Falu. Billy Butler due up.

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  • Asdrubal Cabrera two-out, Grand Slam (16) to left scored Jason Donald, Shin-Soo Choo and Jason Kipnis. Lonnie Chisenhall due up.

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  • Shin-Soo Choo single to center scored Casey Kotchman and Lou Marson. On the play, Jason Donald advances to third. Runners on first and third with two outs and Jason Kipnis due up.

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  • Jason Donald's hit-by-pitch scored Jack Hannahan. Bases loaded with two outs and Shin-Soo Choo due up.

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  • Casey Kotchman grounded into a fielder's choice, first to short scored Asdrubal Cabrera. On the play, Brent Lillibridge out at second Jack Hannahan advances to third. Runners on first and third with two outs and Lou Marson due up.

    Royals 0, Indians 4  Bot 5, 2 OutsSep 30 2:30 PM


  • Jack Hannahan double to right scored Jason Kipnis. On the play, Asdrubal Cabrera advances to third. Runners on second and third with one out and Brent Lillibridge due up.

    Royals 0, Indians 3  Bot 5, 1 OutSep 30 2:26 PM


  • Jason Kipnis ground-rule double to right scored Shin-Soo Choo. Runner on second with none out and Asdrubal Cabrera due up.

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  • Lou Marson single to right scored Jack Hannahan. On the play, Casey Kotchman advances to second. Runners on first and second with two outs and Jason Donald due up.

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