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The First Place Tribe Is 12-4 After 10th Inning Win Over KC.

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Posted: 4/19/2011 12:46 AM

The First Place Tribe Is 12-4 After 10th Inning Win Over KC. 


http://www.cleveland.com/tribe...un_6th_inn.html

Better late than never: Cleveland Indians score four in tenth inning to top Royals, 7-3


By Paul Hoynes, The Plain Dealer

The Indians and Kansas City, the top two teams in the AL Central, played with a purpose Monday night that belied the calendar.

The two franchises, who have spent the last two years dining on the table scraps left behind by the Central's ruling class, pushed and pulled their way into extra innings before Shelley Duncan's pinch-hit double ignited a four-run rally in the 10th to give the Indians a 7-3 victory on a cold night at Kauffman Stadium.

The win gave the Indians a two-game lead over the Royals in the AL Central. Sure, it's too early for the standings to reflect much more than an early-season memory, but it has to mean something to a franchise that spent the last two season losing 190 games.

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Posted: 4/19/2011 12:50 AM

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Duncan's pinch double leads Indians past KC in 10

Pinch-hitter Shelley Duncan's RBI double sparked a four-run 10th inning and the surprising Cleveland Indians widened their AL Central lead Monday night with a 7-3 victory over the second-place Kansas City Royals.

Rookie left-hander Tim Collins (1-1) walked Carlos Santana leading off the 10th and Duncan hooked a two-base hit barely fair into the left-field corner. Grady Sizemore, in his second game back from knee surgery, added an RBI single and was 3 for 5 after going 2 for 4 on Sunday in his first game since May 16, 2010.

Joe Smith (1-0) got the victory with 1 1-3 innings of hitless relief as the surging Indians won their fourth in a row.

Expected by most observers to remain also-rans in the AL Central this year, the Indians and Royals had not been first and second this late in the season in any order since May 31, 1999, when Cleveland led the Royals and White Sox by 10 games en route to a fifth straight division title. That also was the last time the Indians started a season as they've started this one, winning 12 of their first 16.

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Posted: 4/19/2011 12:57 AM

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Indians beat Royals 7-3

By Sheldon Ocker
Beacon Journal sports writer


KANSAS CITY, MO.: So far this season, the Indians and Royals have been playing against type, like Rosie O'Donnell being cast as Little Red Riding Hood instead of the wolf.

The Tribe began Monday evening as the Central Division leader, one game ahead of Kansas City, a situation that was hardly expected from teams that have battled one another tooth and nail the past two seasons for the dishonor of being last.

Fighting tooth and nail applied to the first of the four-game set, as the Tribe earned a 7-3 decision in 10 innings at Kauffman Stadium.

After struggling to score all night, the Indians rallied for four runs in the 10th off reliever Tim Collins, who was neither good nor lucky.

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Posted: 4/19/2011 1:11 AM

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One day the Browns will be 12-4.

Great win today, the club showed some serious mettle in the late innings. Great offense and clutch pitching.
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Posted: 4/19/2011 7:53 AM

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That tag out off of second by Asdrubal (after the failed double-play attempt) was awesome. Surprised that play is getting lost in the shuffle.
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Posted: 4/19/2011 8:05 AM

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I forgot how much I missed watching well played baseball. Keep up the good work guys. Go Indians!! 204069.gif
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Posted: 4/19/2011 8:34 AM

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WhyNotThisYear wrote: That tag out off of second by Asdrubal (after the failed double-play attempt) was awesome. Surprised that play is getting lost in the shuffle.
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Indians catch confused Butler wandering


By Dick Kaegel / MLB.com | 04/19/11 2:54 AM ET

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Butler walked, and Kila Ka'aihue hit a grounder that was snagged by LaPorta. His throw to second base took one bounce to shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, who thought he caught the ball with his knee on the bag.

"I thought I had him. I had the base on the middle of my leg, but [second-base umpire Joe West] said he saw me catch the ball off the base," Cabrera said.

Accordingly, West called Butler safe and Cabrera's throw to first base was too late to retire Ka'aihue. So the Royals had the bases loaded -- except that Butler thought he was out and wandered off the base toward the dugout.

"I didn't hear it [a safe call]. I don't say he didn't say it, but I didn't hear it," Butler said. "Obviously, if I hear it, I'm not going to come off of second. It's a tough play for me. It's something that just doesn't happen, you can't say it's a mistake, you can't say it was anything. It's just something that's a first for me."

In the meantime, the shortstop noticed Butler leaving and called for Perez to toss him the ball.

"I saw he called safe. I tried to be quiet and call Raffy to throw me the ball. That's what I did." Cabrera said. "I saw Butler walking to the dugout and he threw me the ball."

Then he tagged Butler for the second out.


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Posted: 4/19/2011 11:34 AM

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salute.gif Thanks!

T-Dog wrote:
WhyNotThisYear wrote: That tag out off of second by Asdrubal (after the failed double-play attempt) was awesome. Surprised that play is getting lost in the shuffle.
http://mlb.mlb.com/news/articl...lb&c_id=mlb

Indians catch confused Butler wandering


By Dick Kaegel / MLB.com | 04/19/11 2:54 AM ET

*  *  *  *  *  *  *  *

Butler walked, and Kila Ka'aihue hit a grounder that was snagged by LaPorta. His throw to second base took one bounce to shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, who thought he caught the ball with his knee on the bag.

"I thought I had him. I had the base on the middle of my leg, but [second-base umpire Joe West] said he saw me catch the ball off the base," Cabrera said.

Accordingly, West called Butler safe and Cabrera's throw to first base was too late to retire Ka'aihue. So the Royals had the bases loaded -- except that Butler thought he was out and wandered off the base toward the dugout.

"I didn't hear it [a safe call]. I don't say he didn't say it, but I didn't hear it," Butler said. "Obviously, if I hear it, I'm not going to come off of second. It's a tough play for me. It's something that just doesn't happen, you can't say it's a mistake, you can't say it was anything. It's just something that's a first for me."

In the meantime, the shortstop noticed Butler leaving and called for Perez to toss him the ball.

"I saw he called safe. I tried to be quiet and call Raffy to throw me the ball. That's what I did." Cabrera said. "I saw Butler walking to the dugout and he threw me the ball."

Then he tagged Butler for the second out.


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Posted: 4/19/2011 5:22 PM

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Butler was out the first time.



"Demons run when a good man goes to war."

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Posted: 4/27/2011 6:53 PM

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I have really been impressed so far this year. I'm going to enjoy this as long as it lasts, hopefully all year.
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