Final
  for this game

Carmona looks to continue dominance over Royals

Apr 24, 2008 - 2:01 PM Cleveland (8-12) at Kansas City (9-11) 6:10 pm EDT

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Ticker) - Fausto Carmona has not had much trouble on the hill against the Kansas City Royals.

Carmona looks to guide the Cleveland Indians past the Royals on Wednesday in the first game of a doubleheader.

The righthanded Carmona (2-1, 1.96 ERA) has been almost untouchable through seven career appearances - five starts - against Kansas City, as he owns a 3-0 mark with a 2.95 ERA.

Most recently, the 25-year-old yielded one run and seven hits over 6 2/3 innings for an 11-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday.

In the series opener on Tuesday, reigning American League Cy Young Award winner C.C. Sabathia threw six scoreless innings to get his first win of the season as the Indians hammered the Royals, 15-1.

"It definitely feels good to have a start like this," said Sabathia, who had been rocked for nine runs in each of his two previous starts. "I just want to keep going out and keep building off this."

Brett Tomko (1-2, 3.60) takes the ball for the Royals. Tomko hopes to break through after two straight losses, including a 5-3 setback at Anaheim last Thursday.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CLEVELAND 1 2 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 9 15 0
    KANSAS CITY 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 6 14 2 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: CLE - FAUSTO CARMONA, JENSEN LEWIS (6TH), RAFAEL PEREZ (6TH),
    MASAHIDE KOBAYASHI (7TH), RAFAEL BETANCOURT (9TH) AND VICTOR
    MARTINEZ
    KAN - BRETT TOMKO, YASUHIKO YAB

    Apr 24 9:48 PM


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    AT KANSAS CITY - SCORING UPDATE (1ST GAME)
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY MIGUEL OLIVO (3) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 7TH OFF RAFAEL PEREZ SCORED ALEX GORDON.
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 9, KANSAS CITY 6
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: R GLOAD (.276, 0-FOR-3)

    Indians 9, Royals 6  Bot 7, 0 OutsApr 24 9:03 PM


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    AT KANSAS CITY - SCORING UPDATE (1ST GAME)
    SINGLE BY CASEY BLAKE SCORED JASON MICHAELS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C BLAKE ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 9
    KANSAS CITY 4 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: G SIZEMORE (.280, 3-FOR-4, HR, 2 RBI)

    Indians 9, Royals 4  Top 7, 0 OutsApr 24 8:46 PM


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    AT KANSAS CITY - SCORING UPDATE (1ST GAME)
    SINGLE BY ALEX GORDON SCORED MARK TEAHEN.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, A GORDON ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 8
    KANSAS CITY 4 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: M OLIVO (.276, 1-FOR-1, BB)

    Indians 8, Royals 4  Bot 5, 0 OutsApr 24 8:15 PM


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    AT KANSAS CITY - SCORING UPDATE (1ST GAME)
    GROUND OUT BY BILLY BUTLER SCORED DAVID DEJESUS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M TEAHEN ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 8
    KANSAS CITY 3 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: A GORDON (.312, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Indians 8, Royals 3  Bot 5, 0 OutsApr 24 8:12 PM


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    AT KANSAS CITY - SCORING UPDATE (1ST GAME)
    SOLO HOME RUN BY GRADY SIZEMORE (2) TO CENTER WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 5TH OFF YASUHIKO YABUTA.
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 8, KANSAS CITY 2
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: J CARROLL (.238, 0-FOR-2, BB)

    Indians 8, Royals 2  Top 5, 0 OutsApr 24 8:00 PM


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    AT KANSAS CITY - SCORING UPDATE (1ST GAME)
    SOLO HOME RUN BY DAVID DEJESUS (1) TO CENTER WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 3RD OFF FAUSTO CARMONA.
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 7, KANSAS CITY 2
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: M TEAHEN (.267, 0-FOR-1)

    Indians 7, Royals 2  Bot 3, 0 OutsApr 24 7:23 PM


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    AT KANSAS CITY - SCORING UPDATE (1ST GAME)
    SINGLE BY JASON MICHAELS SCORED RYAN GARKO AND BEN
    FRANCISCO.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, J MICHAELS ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 7
    KANSAS CITY 1 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: C BLAKE (.246, 1-FOR-1, RBI)

    Indians 7, Royals 1  Top 3, 0 OutsApr 24 7:16 PM


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    AT KANSAS CITY - SCORING UPDATE (1ST GAME)
    DOUBLE BY BEN FRANCISCO SCORED VICTOR MARTINEZ.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, B FRANCISCO ON SECOND, R GARKO ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 5
    KANSAS CITY 1 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: J MICHAELS (.122, 0-FOR-1)

    Indians 5, Royals 1  Top 3, 0 OutsApr 24 7:12 PM


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    AT KANSAS CITY - SCORING UPDATE (1ST GAME)
    ERROR BY ALEX GORDON ALLOWED TRAVIS HAFNER TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R GARKO ON FIRST, V MARTINEZ ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 4
    KANSAS CITY 1 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: A CABRERA (.200, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Indians 4, Royals 1  Top 3, 0 OutsApr 24 7:09 PM


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    AT KANSAS CITY - SCORING UPDATE (1ST GAME)
    SINGLE BY GRADY SIZEMORE SCORED CASEY BLAKE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, G SIZEMORE ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 3
    KANSAS CITY 1 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: J CARROLL (.263, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Indians 3, Royals 1  Top 2, 0 OutsApr 24 6:50 PM


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    AT KANSAS CITY - SCORING UPDATE (1ST GAME)
    SINGLE BY CASEY BLAKE SCORED BEN FRANCISCO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C BLAKE ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 2
    KANSAS CITY 1 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: G SIZEMORE (.253, 0-FOR-1)

    Indians 2, Royals 1  Top 2, 0 OutsApr 24 6:49 PM


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    AT KANSAS CITY - SCORING UPDATE (1ST GAME)
    SINGLE BY BILLY BUTLER SCORED JOEY GATHRIGHT.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B BUTLER ON FIRST, D DEJESUS ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 1
    KANSAS CITY 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: A GORDON (.316, 3 HR, 9 RBI)

    Indians 1, Royals 1  Bot 1, 0 OutsApr 24 6:38 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CLEVELAND 1 1 1 0
    KANSAS CITY 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: CLE - FAUSTO CARMONA
    KAN - BRETT TOMKO

    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: J GATHRIGHT (.238, 0 HR, 1 RBI)
    D DEJESUS (.412, 0 HR, 3 RBI)
    M TEAHEN (.270, 1 HR,

    Indians 1, Royals 0  Bot 1, 0 OutsApr 24 6:23 PM