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KC's streak snapped
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Indians 5, Royals 4
Sidney Ponson struck out three and threw 89 pitches Wednesday. (Ed Zurga/AP)
Sidney Ponson kept the Royals in the game over six innings, but Kyle Farnsworth was charged with three runs in the seventh as Kansas City's three-game win streak was snapped Wednesday. Coco Crisp went 1-for-3 and scored two runs.
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Series at a glance:
CLE
Cleveland (2-7)
Won 1
Cleveland 5, Kansas City 4   KC
Kansas City (5-4)
Lost 1
April 15, 2009
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Cleveland
0 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 0   5 10 0
Kansas City
0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0   4 7 0
Standings thru 4/15/09  |  Recap: CLE | KC  |  Gameday  |  Indians stats  |  Royals stats
Cleveland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Sizemore, CF 4 0 2 1 1 0 1 .211
DeRosa, 3B 5 1 1 1 0 0 4 .171
Martinez, V, C 3 1 0 0 2 0 1 .361
Hafner, DH 3 1 2 1 1 0 0 .286
Choo, RF 4 0 2 1 0 0 2 .333
Garko, 1B 4 0 1 1 0 1 3 .278
Francisco, B, LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .154
Graffanino, 2B 3 1 1 0 1 2 2 .143
Cabrera, A, SS 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 .276
Totals 33 5 10 5 5 6 17  

BATTING
2B: Graffanino (1, Ponson), Hafner 2 (3, Ponson, Mahay), Cabrera, A (3, Farnsworth), Sizemore (3, Ramirez, H).
TB: Graffanino 2; DeRosa; Choo 2; Garko; Cabrera, A 2; Hafner 4; Sizemore 3.
RBI: Sizemore (6), Garko (3), DeRosa (7), Hafner (7), Choo (4).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Francisco, B; Martinez, V; DeRosa; Graffanino; Garko; Choo.
SAC: Cabrera, A.
SF: Choo.
GIDP: Garko.
Team RISP: 5-for-17.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Choo (Teahen at 2nd base).
DP: (DeRosa-Graffanino-Garko).

 
Kansas City AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Crisp, CF 3 2 1 0 2 1 0 .226
Bloomquist, 2B 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 .231
  c-Aviles, PH-SS 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 .194
DeJesus, LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 .235
Buck, DH 3 0 0 0 1 2 2 .400
Teahen, RF 3 0 1 0 1 1 3 .258
Butler, B, 1B 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .154
  a-Jacobs, PH-1B 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 .280
Gordon, A, 3B 3 0 0 1 1 1 0 .095
Olivo, C 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .143
Pena, T, SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
  b-Callaspo, PH-2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286
Totals 32 4 7 4 6 8 14  

a-Walked for Butler, B in the 6th. b-Grounded out for Pena, T in the 7th. c-Singled for Bloomquist in the 7th.

BATTING
3B: Crisp (3, Lewis).
HR: Jacobs (2, 8th inning off Lewis, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Teahen; DeJesus; Aviles; Crisp 3; Jacobs 4; Bloomquist 2.
RBI: DeJesus (2), Gordon, A (3), Aviles (2), Jacobs (4).
2-out RBI: Gordon, A.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Butler, B 2; Olivo 2.
GIDP: Bloomquist.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
DP: (Pena, T-Bloomquist-Butler, B).

 
Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Laffey 5.1 3 2 2 3 5 0 3.38
Smith, J (H, 1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.70
Lewis (BS, 1)(W, 1-0) 1.2 4 2 2 3 1 1 6.75
Betancourt (H, 1) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.60
Wood, K (S, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.00
 
Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Ponson 6.0 6 2 2 3 3 0 4.50
Farnsworth (L, 0-2) 0.1 2 3 3 1 0 0 16.20
Mahay 1.2 1 0 0 0 3 0 6.75
Ramirez, H 0.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 11.57
Tejeda 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00

Game Scores: Laffey 56, Ponson 52.
Balk: Farnsworth.
IBB: Sizemore (by Ponson), Martinez, V (by Ramirez, H).
HBP: Hafner (by Tejeda).
Pitches-strikes: Laffey 87-54, Smith, J 6-3, Lewis 41-20, Betancourt 8-6, Wood, K 7-6, Ponson 89-50, Farnsworth 17-10, Mahay 17-13, Ramirez, H 10-4, Tejeda 8-4.
Groundouts-flyouts: Laffey 5-4, Smith, J 0-0, Lewis 2-1, Betancourt 0-1, Wood, K 1-1, Ponson 10-3, Farnsworth 0-0, Mahay 1-1, Ramirez, H 0-1, Tejeda 0-1.
Batters faced: Laffey 21, Smith, J 1, Lewis 11, Betancourt 2, Wood, K 3, Ponson 26, Farnsworth 4, Mahay 6, Ramirez, H 3, Tejeda 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Smith, J 1-0, Lewis 1-1, Mahay 2-2, Tejeda 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Charlie Reliford. 1B: Larry Vanover. 2B: Sam Holbrook. 3B: Dan Iassogna.
Weather: 59 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, R to L.
T: 3:01.
Att: 13,485.
Venue: Kauffman Stadium.
April 15, 2009
April 15, 2009

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