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Indians rally past Royals
Indians 5, Royals 3
Ryan Garko tags out Esteban German in a pickoff in the first inning. (Ed Zurga/AP)
 Cabrera's RBI single
 Club's postgame comments
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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Series at a glance:
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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