Player of the Game
Jason Kipnis and Shelley Duncan battled for today's Player of the Game, but it was Kipnis who squeaked by for the win. Jason Kipnis had 2 singles and an RBI to give him a score of 1.70. Duncan's doubled and had an RBI, giving him a score of 1.68. Kipnis has now won a team-high 9 PoGs this season.
The Indians took an early 1-0 lead when Carlos Santana reached on a throwing error by Alex Rodriguez. He came around to score on a Shelley Duncan double.
Joe Smith pitched a strong inning out of the bullpen, facing the minimum 3 batters and striking out 2 of them.
The Indians are leaving New York.
Tribe batters struck out 12 times today and only walked 3 times. The first 4 batters in the line up (Michael Brantley, Asdrubal Cabrera, Jason Kipnis, and Jose Lopez) accounted for 8 of the team's strike outs, with Lopez leading the team with 3.
The Indians hit better today than they have in recent games, but they are still not producing enough runs to win a game. Starter Ubaldo Jimenez did not pitch a great game, but he pitched well enough to keep his team in the game.
Play of the Game
Final Score: Cleveland Indians 4 - New York Yankees 5