Burres Looks Good In Pitching Duel, But Indians Lose In Extras

IMG_3821Burres (photo) breezed through the 5th and 6th inning, allowing only a walk to Salazar and hitting 1B Brandon Snyder with a pitch.� The only run he gave up came in the 7th.� Reimold walked, then stole second base on Snyder’s strikeout.� A line drive single into right field by C Craig Tatum brought Reimold around to score from second base.� Burres was done after that inning, but left with his lead still intact.� He had thrown 98 pitches (54 strikes).

Lefty Corey Hamman took over for Burres for the 8th inning.� He gave up a one-out single to Andino, but promptly erased him by getting Jeff Salazar to bounce into a double play.� SS Brian Friday made the scoop and stepped on second base, then threw to Jonathan Van Every at first to end the inning.

Jean Machi came on to pitch the 9th inning, with the Indians clinging to their 2-1 lead.� Machi, who has done this sort of thing a little to often recently, got two outs, then gave up a single to DH Rhyne Hughes.� Hughes stole second base.� Machi struck out Brandon Snyder on a pitch in the dirt, but when Luke Carlin couldn’t corral it (ruled a wild pitch), it put Snyder on first base and allowed Hughes to advance to third.� That meant that when Craig Tatum’s ball to first base was misplayed by Jonathan Van Every, Hughes scored to tie the game.

Machi returned to pitch the 10th inning.� He got a ground out, then walked Andino and Salazar, and both runners stole a base, but two fly outs ended that inning.

Brian Bass relieved Machi for the 11th inning.� After two fly outs, Bass walked Tatum.� 2B Paco Figueroa lifted a long fly ball to left-center field, with both Kevin Melillo and CF Alex Presley chasing it.� Both outfielders dove, but neither one came up with the ball, and with the ball past both of them, Tatum was able to score from first base with the winning run.

Indians’ Hitting Gem of the Game:� Brandon Moss’s 2-run homer in the top of the 1st, which accounted for all of the Indians’ scoring.� It was Moss’s 18th of the season, and his 73rd and 74th RBI.

Indians’ Defensive Gem of the Game:� The double play in the 4th inning, started by 3B Brian Bixler, which got Brian Burres out of a bases-loaded jam and ended the inning without allowing a run to score.


A flurry of roster moves, due to the Pirates’ action at the trading deadline.� Expect to see some new faces joining the Indians:� SS Pedro Ciriaco,� 1B/OF John Bowker, and RHP Joe Martinez. Some faces leaving the Tribe:� SS Argenis Diaz and 1B Jeff Clement. Clement might be back relatively soon, when Ryan Doumit comes off the disabled list.� Jason Jaramillo will also likely be back with the Indians soon, when Chris Snyder joins the Pirates.

Go Tribe!

(photos by Nancy)

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