Roster Update: The man that we at Burning River Baseball refer to as "Hero" is back on the team in hopes of bringing some offensive power. Matt LaPorta was called up for Columbus and Frank Herrmann was sent back down.
Player of the Game
C.C. Sabathia tried to hit Asdrubal Cabrera for retaliation of an event that occurred earlier in the game, but missed completely and threw a ball. On the very next pitch, Cabrera hit the ball out of the ballpark, giving him enough points to win tonight's Player of the Game. Asdrubal Cabrera now has 8 awards on the season.
Corey Kluber had a solid outing. He only went 5 innings and gave up 6 hits, but he limited the damage by striking out 6 and giving up just one run.
Hit Streak Update: In the midst of their second long losing streak, Carlos Santana has managed to hit in 7 straight games.
C.C. Sabathia was dominating tonight as he only allowed 1 run in 7.1 innings pitched. Tribe hitters only got 4 hits of C.C. and struck out 9 times.
When you lose 11 in a row, and then 9 in a row, Mr. Pure Rage cannot record saves. This forces Manny Acta to use him in non-save situations. Chris Perez, however, did pitch a perfect inning in the top of the 9th.
There were no outs in the bottom of the 9th inning, and the Indians had runners on 2nd and 3rd. The tying run was Michael Brantley on 2nd base. The Indians failed to score, giving them their 9th straight loss.
Play of the Game
Home Run, Asdrubal Cabrera.
Final Score: Cleveland Indians 1 - New York Yankees 3