Cleveland Indians vs. Tampa Bay Rays

CLE
6
TB
3
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
CLE 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 6 11 0
TB 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 12 1

Home Runs: CLE - Mike Aviles (2) , Asdrubal Cabrera (3) , Michael Brantley (7)

A three-run shot by Mike Aviles to cap off a five-run seventh led the Indians to a win over the Rays.

0:57 | May 10, 2014 | Baseball, Cleveland Indians, MLB, Tampa Bay Rays

Game Information
Location: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
Attendance: 17,541

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Mike Aviles had a nice sacrifice bunt in the sixth inning that didn't result in any runs. One inning later he swung away with great results.

Aviles hit a three-run homer during a five-run seventh, Corey Kluber went 6 2-3 effective innings, and the Cleveland Indians stopped a seven-game road losing streak by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 6-3 on Friday night.

"Mikey always plays the game," Indians manager Terry Francona said.

Cleveland got solo homers from Asdrubal Cabrera and Michael Brantley. Kluber (3-3) allowed two runs, nine hits and had nine strikeouts.

Jake Odorizzi struck out a career-high 11 and gave up five hits in five shutout innings for the Rays, who have lost six straight at home.

"It's just bittersweet that we couldn't pull it out," Odorizzi said.

The Indians were 0 for 8 with runners in scoring position against Odorizzi.

"It was hard to get things going early in the game," Aviles said. "We weren't able to get that big hit when we needed it. We were able to get it later in the game."

Brantley homered off Joel Peralta (1-3) before Yan Gomes hit an RBI single and Aviles had his three-run shot off Brandon Gomes as the Indians went ahead 6-2 in the seventh.

"The game score didn't really reflect the way the game was played for the most part," Francona said. "We put together one really good inning."

For the fourth straight game, the Rays staged a serious ninth-inning threat. David DeJesus had an RBI double off John Axford with two outs that made it 6-3. Ben Zobrist then walked to load the bases, ending Axford's night.

Cody Allen entered and got a fly ball from James Loney on a 3-2 pitch for his first save.

"It's a crazy game," DeJesus said. "We get the winning run on every night and we haven't been able to pull it out. We just got to keep going."

Cabrera, coming off a four-hit game in Thursday's 9-4 victory over Minnesota, had a leadoff homer off Brad Boxberger in the sixth that pulled the Indians within 2-1. Cabrera finished with three hits and a walk.

After Loney hit a sacrifice fly in the fourth, DeJesus put the Rays up 2-0 on a fifth-inning RBI double.

"Primarily, we have not hit," Rays manager Joe Maddon said. "I mean, you look at the bullpen and we had one bad inning tonight, but we've scored 10 runs in the last four games."

Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar left after the second inning with a bruised right thumb and is day to day. X-rays were negative.

Maddon's challenge of a double play in the first inning resulted in the call being overturned when a video review determined that Zobrist beat the relay throw at first.

NOTES: The game took 4 hours, 10 minutes. ... Aviles has eight homers against the Rays, his most off any opponent. ... Indians 2B Jason Kipnis (strained right oblique) has been cleared to swing a bat this weekend. ... Cleveland DH Jason Giambi (strained right calf) is working out with the team and says he feels good. ... Tampa Bay CF Desmond Jennings, who went 1 for 15 in his previous three games, was rested. ... Cleveland INF Elliot Johnson accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A Columbus. ... The Indians gave no indication of appealing to MLB a scoring call that gave Cabrera a double in the eighth inning Thursday. If he would have been credited with a triple in his final at-bat, it would have given Cabrera the cycle. "I'm not too sure that it isn't a triple, but I'm not positive it is either," Francona said. ... Indians RHP Zach McAllister (3-2) and Rays LHP Erik Bedard (1-1) are Saturday night's scheduled starters.

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Pitcher Matchup
Corey Kluber
Innings Pitched:6.2 (Win)
H 9, R 2, 3.48 ERA
Joel Peralta
(Loss) Innings Pitched:0.1
H 2, R 3, 7.07 ERA

Cody Allen
Innings Pitched:0.1  (Save)
H 0, R 0, 1.84 ERA
 

Tampa Bay batters
Player POS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
David DeJesus LF 5 1 4 2 0 1 1 .265
Ben Zobrist 2B 4 0 1 0 1 0 3 .265
James Loney 1B 4 0 1 1 0 2 5 .312
Evan Longoria 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .275
Wil Myers RF 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .248
Matt Joyce LF 4 1 1 0 0 2 2 .287
Brandon Guyer LF 4 0 0 0 0 3 3 .176
Yunel Escobar SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244
Logan Forsythe 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .188
Ryan Hanigan C 3 0 1 0 1 2 2 .272

Cleveland batters
Player POS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Michael Bourn CF 5 0 1 0 0 3 2 .247
Nick Swisher 1B 5 0 2 0 0 1 3 .206
Michael Brantley LF 5 1 1 1 0 2 2 .286
Carlos Santana 1B 3 1 0 0 2 1 3 .139
David Murphy RF 5 0 0 0 0 3 5 .257
Asdrubal Cabrera SS 4 2 3 1 1 0 0 .254
Yan Gomes C 5 1 2 1 0 0 2 .262
Lonnie Chisenhall 3B 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .338
Mike Aviles 3B 3 1 1 3 0 2 3 .329

Tampa Bay pitchers
Player IP H R ER BB SO PC-ST ERA
Jake Odorizzi 5 5 0 0 2 11 101-68 5.79
Josh Lueke 2 0 0 0 0 0 31-19 4.15
Brandon Gomes 0.2 2 2 2 0 1 19-13 4.58
Jake McGee 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 7-6 1.69
Brad Boxberger 0.1 2 1 1 0 0 16-11 0.96
Joel Peralta 0.1 2 3 3 1 0 13-8 7.07

Cleveland pitchers
Player IP H R ER BB SO PC-ST ERA
Corey Kluber 6.2 9 2 2 0 9 99-69 3.48
John Axford 0.2 2 1 1 2 2 31-14 4.91
Marc Rzepczynski 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 10-6 2.08
Bryan Shaw 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 12-6 1.53
Cody Allen 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 9-6 1.84