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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 25, 2007
Tribe on a quest
Indians muscle up in KC
The Indians snapped out of their recent offensive funk in convincing fashion, scoring five runs in the first inning and two in the second to roll in Kansas City. Rookie southpaw Aaron Laffey pitched six solid innings in picking up the victory.
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 Sizemore's solo homer
 Martinez's solo homer
 Indians postgame comments
Indians 9, Royals 4
Indians catcher Victor Martinez points skyward after his second-inning solo homer. (Charlie Riedel/AP)
Series at a glance:
Tale of two arms in loss
Kyle Davies' tough season continued, as he was roughed up by Cleveland's powerful offense in just two innings of work. Rookie right-hander Billy Buckner debuted for the Royals and was impressive in five innings of relief, allowing just one run.
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CLE
Cleveland (71-57)
Won 1
Cleveland 9, Kansas City 4   KC
Kansas City (57-71)
Lost 1
August 25, 2007
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Cleveland
5 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1   9 17 0
Kansas City
0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2   4 11 0
Standings thru 8/25/07  |  Gameday  |  Indians Stats  |  Royals Stats
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF5221002.276
Cabrera, 2B5021002.333
Hafner, DH3110220.253
Martinez, C5332003.304
Garko, 1B5000015.302
Peralta, SS5122001.275
Lofton, LF5230001.300
Gutierrez, RF4022111.275
Blake, 3B4021013.262
Totals4191793518 

BATTING
2B: Sizemore (27, Davies), Martinez 2 (35, Davies, Braun), Gutierrez (7, Davies), Lofton 2 (20, Buckner, Buckner), Peralta (22, Braun).
HR: Sizemore (22, 2nd inning off Davies, 0 on, 0 out), Martinez (19, 2nd inning off Davies, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Sizemore 6; Cabrera 2; Hafner; Martinez 8; Peralta 3; Lofton 5; Gutierrez 3; Blake 2.
RBI: Cabrera (6), Martinez 2 (89), Peralta 2 (63), Gutierrez 2 (24), Sizemore (69), Blake (60).
2-out RBI: Peralta; Gutierrez 2; Martinez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blake; Garko; Cabrera; Gutierrez.
GIDP: Blake.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
PB: Martinez (6).
DP: 3 (Laffey-Peralta-Garko, Cabrera-Peralta-Garko 2).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
German, 3B4211100.269
DeJesus, CF3022100.276
Grudzielanek, 2B5021003.306
Butler, DH4000014.296
Brown, RF4040000.246
Gload, 1B4010004.299
Pena, SS3110012.263
  a-Costa, PH1000000.182
Gathright, LF3100113.345
LaRue, C4000024.141
Totals3541143520 

a-Grounded out for Pena in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: DeJesus (28, Mastny).
TB: German; DeJesus 3; Grudzielanek 2; Brown 4; Gload; Pena.
RBI: German (31), Grudzielanek (42), DeJesus 2 (52).
2-out RBI: German; Grudzielanek; DeJesus 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: LaRue 2; Butler; Gload; Grudzielanek.
GIDP: Grudzielanek; Gload 2.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Gathright (Cabrera at 3rd base).
DP: (German-Gload).

 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Laffey (W, 2-1)6.08221404.76
Fultz 1.21000002.96
Lewis 0.11000003.86
Mastny 1.01222104.60
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Davies (L, 5-11)2.08771326.10
Buckner 5.07112101.80
Braun 2.02110106.67

WP: Mastny.
HBP: DeJesus (by Laffey).
Pitches-strikes: Laffey 94-52, Fultz 22-14, Lewis 5-3, Mastny 24-14, Davies 60-35, Buckner 64-39, Braun 17-15.
Ground outs-fly outs: Laffey 14-0, Fultz 3-2, Lewis 0-1, Mastny 1-1, Davies 1-1, Buckner 7-6, Braun 4-1.
Batters faced: Laffey 25, Fultz 6, Lewis 2, Mastny 6, Davies 14, Buckner 22, Braun 8.
Inherited runners-scored: Lewis 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Angel Hernandez. 1B: Ted Barrett. 2B: Derryl Cousins. 3B: Mark Carlson.
Weather: 85 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 1 mph, Varies.
T: 2:49.
Att: 23,167.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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