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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 26, 2007
Tribe battles back for win
Indians rally past Royals
After Asdrubal Cabrera tied the game with a two-out RBI single in the ninth inning, Travis Hafner and Victor Martinez each hit an RBI single in the 11th, lifting the Indians over the Royals. Cleveland maintained its 2 1/2-game lead over Detroit in the American League Central. Fausto Carmona gave up three runs over six innings.
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 Cabrera's RBI single
 Club's postgame comments
Indians 5, Royals 3
Grady Sizemore slides in with the game-tying run in the ninth inning on Sunday. (Ed Zurga/AP)
Series at a glance:
Royals unable to stop Tribe
The Kansas City bullpen gave up three runs from the ninth inning on, sending the Royals to a loss to the Indians. Emil Brown hit a two-run single, and Shane Costa added an RBI single in the sixth. Gil Meche allowed two runs on seven hits over six innings. Joey Gathright, David DeJesus, Ross Gload and Costa each had two hits.
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 Brown drives in two
CLE
Cleveland (72-57)
Won 2
Cleveland 5, Kansas City 3   KC
Kansas City (57-72)
Lost 2
August 26, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   R   H   E 
Cleveland
0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2   5 14 0
Kansas City
0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0   3 11 1
Standings thru 8/26/07  |  Gameday  |  Indians Stats  |  Royals Stats
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF4220102.278
Cabrera, 2B5011013.318
Hafner, DH6021022.254
Martinez, C6011012.302
Garko, 1B4120000.304
  1-Barfield, PR0000000.243
  Gomez, 1B2010002.305
Peralta, SS5020002.277
Lofton, LF4010104.299
Gutierrez, RF4100134.269
Blake, 3B4121000.264
Totals4451443721 


1-Ran for Garko in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Lofton (21, Meche), Sizemore (28, Soria).
TB: Sizemore 3; Cabrera; Hafner 2; Martinez; Garko 2; Gomez; Peralta 2; Lofton 2; Blake 2.
RBI: Blake (61), Cabrera (7), Hafner (73), Martinez (90).
2-out RBI: Blake; Cabrera; Hafner; Martinez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Martinez; Sizemore; Gutierrez; Lofton; Hafner; Gomez.
S: Cabrera; Blake.
GIDP: Cabrera.
Team LOB: 12.

FIELDING
Pickoffs: Carmona (German at 1st base).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gathright, LF5020002.347
German, 2B4000003.265
  Pena, SS1000000.262
DeJesus, CF5120010.277
Gload, 1B5120001.301
Gordon, 3B4010112.244
Brown, DH5112022.245
Smith, SS3010011.206
  Grudzielanek, 2B2000000.304
Costa, RF4021100.200
Buck, C3000013.226
  a-Butler, PH1000000.295
Totals4231132614 

a-Flied out for Buck in the 11th.

BATTING
TB: Gathright 2; DeJesus 2; Gload 2; Gordon; Brown; Smith; Costa 2.
RBI: Brown 2 (53), Costa (8).
2-out RBI: Costa.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Buck; German; Gathright; Brown.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
CS: Gordon (4, 2nd base by Carmona/Martinez).
PO: German (1st base by Carmona).

FIELDING
E: Gordon (11, throw).
DP: (German-Smith-Gload).

 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Carmona 6.010331203.16
Perez 2.01001101.75
Betancourt (W, 3-0)2.00000301.45
Borowski (S, 37)1.00000005.40
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Meche 6.07222403.85
Gobble (H, 13)1.20000203.35
Riske 0.02000002.48
Soria (BS, 4)1.12110102.54
Peralta (L, 1-3)1.11111003.94
Bale 0.22110004.30

Riske pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

HBP: Buck (by Carmona), Sizemore (by Bale).
Pitches-strikes: Carmona 90-57, Perez 29-19, Betancourt 22-18, Borowski 8-5, Meche 112-73, Gobble 24-14, Riske 6-4, Soria 19-14, Peralta 15-9, Bale 8-5.
Ground outs-fly outs: Carmona 10-4, Perez 4-1, Betancourt 1-2, Borowski 1-2, Meche 7-7, Gobble 0-3, Riske 0-0, Soria 2-1, Peralta 2-2, Bale 1-1.
Batters faced: Carmona 28, Perez 8, Betancourt 6, Borowski 3, Meche 26, Gobble 5, Riske 2, Soria 6, Peralta 6, Bale 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Soria 2-0, Bale 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Ted Barrett. 1B: Derryl Cousins. 2B: Mark Carlson. 3B: Angel Hernandez.
Weather: 83 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, R to L.
T: 3:45.
Att: 18,268.

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