clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Final Score: Cleveland Indians 5, Kansas City Royals 3

New, 30 comments

Biggest win of the year by a significant margin.

Michael Bourn drives in the first run of the night for the Indians
Michael Bourn drives in the first run of the night for the Indians
Ed Zurga

I don't think the above is hyperbole. The Indians needed to win one game in Kansas City, and for most of this game it looked like they'd have to win with their backs up against the wall tomorrow. But the Indians somehow came back against the league's best bullpen. And the Tribe bullpen gave the Indians a chance to come back, with just about every important reliever contributing. Michael Bourn and Nick Swisher, last winter's big acquisitions, drove in key runs, and Asdrubal Cabrera had the biggest hit of the night when he drove a ball just out of reach of Alex Gordon.

There are still many tense games to go, and the Indians still trail the Rangers and Rays, but boy, was this one big.


Source: FanGraphs

Roll Call: 46 Commenters

Game Thread: 841 Comments

# Commenter # Comments

1 supermarioelia 84
2 mjschaefer 83
3 tr1betime 63
4 Danieldelamaiz 55
5 PyroKinesis 50
6 tgriffith1992 44
7 westbrook 38
8 Zaza Braggins 38
9 roar888 33
10 themadlibs 26
11 Heavysoviet 25
12 9James 22
13 27ftBaja 20
14 rolub 18
15 mauichuck 17
16 darkmenace 17
17 Lukehart80 17
18 hans 16
19 Mr. Bad Example 16
20 Ryan 16
21 justin.rusnak 15
22 OPace 14
23 JulioBernazard 13
24 tabler84 13
25 Joel D 12
26 barsham 11
27 ahowie 10
28 Tribe2013 9
29 JustinHiggins 5
30 Ellaybee 5
31 USSChoo 4
32 T.O. Tribe 4
33 cleveland teamer 4
34 playdoh 3
35 baerga1 3
36 APV 3
37 Lawyered 2
38 Brad D 2
39 woodsmeister 2
40 LosIndios 2
41 Denver Tribe Fan 1
42 Mr.Conic 1
43 mainstreetfan 1
44 Daniel Van Meter 1
45 mlw831 1
46 Joe Charboneau 1
47 palcal 1