Final
  for this game

Indians hoping to avoid basement in AL Central

Aug 19, 2008 - 12:19 PM Kansas City (55-69) at Cleveland (56-67) 7:05 p.m. EDT

CLEVELAND (Ticker) -- The Cleveland Indians try to avoid the basement in the American League Central Division when they open a series against the last-place Kansas City Royals on Tuesday.

The Indians sit 1 1/2 games in front of the Royals in fourth place in the AL Central but have struggled to score runs in their last five games against Kansas City, which ranks 11th in the league with a 4.67 ERA. Cleveland has scored two runs or less in each of those five contests and own just four wins in eight games vs. the Royals this season.

However, the Indians enter this series with seven wins in their previous 10 games, recording at least 10 hits six times over that span, including 11 during a 4-3 victory against the major league-best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Sunday.

Anthony Reyes (1-1, 2.19 ERA) hopes the hit parade continues when he takes the mound for Cleveland on Tuesday. Reyes has pitched well for the Indians after he was acquired from the St. Louis Cardinals on July 26, but suffered a hard-luck loss on Wednesday, allowing two runs and six hits in six innings, walking two en route to a 6-1 setback to the Baltimore Orioles.

Luke Hochevar (6-11, 5.44), who is 0-4 with a 6.59 ERA in five starts since the All-Star break, tries to earn his first win since July 11 when he toes the rubber for the Royals.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    KANSAS CITY 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 4 13 2
    CLEVELAND 0 3 0 1 0 3 0 2 x 9 13 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: KAN - LUKE HOCHEVAR, LEO NUNEZ (6TH), KIP WELLS (7TH), JOEL PERALTA
    (8TH) AND MIGUEL OLIVO
    CLE - ANTHONY REYES, BRENDAN DONNELLY (6TH), RAFAEL
    PEREZ (7TH), RAFAEL

    Aug 19 10:15 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JOSE GUILLEN SCORED ESTEBAN GERMAN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J GUILLEN ON SECOND, D DEJESUS ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 4
    CLEVELAND 9 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: M TEAHEN (.247, 0-FOR-4)

    Royals 4, Indians 9  Top 9, 0 OutsAug 19 10:14 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY MIGUEL OLIVO ALLOWED FRANKLIN GUTIERREZ TO
    SCORE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 3
    CLEVELAND 9 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: D DELLUCCI (.254, 1-FOR-3, BB)

    Royals 3, Indians 9  Bot 8, 0 OutsAug 19 9:56 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY FRANKLIN GUTIERREZ SCORED GRADY SIZEMORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, F GUTIERREZ ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 3
    CLEVELAND 8 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: D DELLUCCI (.254, 1-FOR-3, BB)

    Royals 3, Indians 8  Bot 8, 0 OutsAug 19 9:53 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY GRADY SIZEMORE (28) TO RIGHT WITH 2
    OUT IN THE 6TH OFF LEO NUNEZ SCORED KELLY SHOPPACH AND ANDY MARTE.
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 3, CLEVELAND 7
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: F GUTIERREZ (.228, 0-FOR-3)

    Royals 3, Indians 7  Bot 6, 0 OutsAug 19 9:09 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JASON SMITH SCORED ROSS GLOAD.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J SMITH ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 3
    CLEVELAND 4 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: M AVILES (.318, 1-FOR-2, BB)

    Royals 3, Indians 4  Top 6, 0 OutsAug 19 8:51 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY JOSE GUILLEN SCORED MIKE AVILES.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, E GERMAN ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 2
    CLEVELAND 4 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: M TEAHEN (.248, 0-FOR-2)

    Royals 2, Indians 4  Top 5, 0 OutsAug 19 8:31 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY RYAN GARKO (10) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN THE
    4TH OFF LUKE HOCHEVAR.
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 1, CLEVELAND 4
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: K SHOPPACH (.261, 1-FOR-1, RBI)

    Royals 1, Indians 4  Bot 4, 0 OutsAug 19 8:16 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ASDRUBAL CABRERA SCORED KELLY SHOPPACH.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, A CABRERA ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 1
    CLEVELAND 3 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: G SIZEMORE (.266, 0-FOR-1)

    Royals 1, Indians 3  Bot 2, 0 OutsAug 19 7:45 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY KELLY SHOPPACH SCORED RYAN GARKO.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, K SHOPPACH ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 1
    CLEVELAND 2 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: A MARTE (.183, 3 HR, 10 RBI)

    Royals 1, Indians 2  Bot 2, 0 OutsAug 19 7:42 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY SHIN-SOO CHOO (5) TO CENTER WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 2ND OFF LUKE HOCHEVAR.
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 1, CLEVELAND 1
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: R GARKO (.253, 9 HR, 61 RBI)

    Royals 1, Indians 1  Bot 2, 0 OutsAug 19 7:36 PM


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

    CURRENT PITCHERS: KAN - LUKE HOCHEVAR
    CLE - ANTHONY REYES

    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: G SIZEMORE (.266, 27 HR, 69 RBI)
    F GUTIERREZ (.231, 6 HR, 27 RBI)
    D DELLUCCI (.253, 11 HR,

    Royals 1, Indians 0  Bot 1, 0 OutsAug 19 7:17 PM