The Minnesota Twins took two games from the Tribe early in the week, but the Indians bounced back to win the series finale. The Kansas City Royals also took two games from the Indians to open the three-game set, but the Indians again rebounded to take the final game in a big way.
- Game 148: Twins 6, Indians 5
The Twins came out on top in the extra-inning affair on Tuesday. After a back-and-forth seesaw, the Twins scored two runs in the top of the twelfth inning. The Tribe came back in the bottom half of the inning with one run on a Carlos Santana home run, but it was too late. Shin-Soo Choo, Asdrubal Cabrera and Lonnie Chisenhall each contributed with an RBI apiece. David Huff was the first of ten pitchers to appear in the game for the Tribe. The starter went 4.1 innings, allowing three runs on seven hits and a walk with three strikeouts. (full recap here)
Game 149: Twins 6, Indians 4
Josh Willingham wreaked havoc on the Tribe Wednesday evening, with four RBI. Asdrubal Cabrera had a homer in the first inning to open up the scoring. After the Twins scored two in the top of the third, the Indians added a run on a Jason Kipnis single, scoring Vinny Rottino. The Twins added four runs in the fifth and sixth innings. Kipnis and Michael Brantley added the final two runs in the eight on a pair of singles. McAllister started, lasting 4.1 innings and allowing four runs on eight hits and two walks with three strikeouts. (full recap here)
- Game 150: Indians 4, Twins 3
For the second time in the series, the Twins and Indians went into extra innings, but this time, the Tribe was victorious. Casey Kotchman led the charge to victory with three hits, but it was his final hit of the afternoon proved to be the biggest. With the bases loaded in the bottom of the tenth, Kotchman singled to bring home Shin-Soo Choo for the winning run. Kotchman had two total RBI on the afternoon. Brent Lillibridge and Jack Hannahan each contributed with an RBI. Corey Kluber gave the Indians a strong start, going six innings while allowing three runs to score on five hits and one walk with five strikeouts. Cody Allen, Vinnie Pestano, Chris Perez and Esmil Rogers provided four innings of scoreless relief. (full recap here)
- Game 151: Royals 6, Indians 3
The Tribe attempted to play catch-up all evening, but the Royals managed to stay a step in front for the entire game. Carlos Santana had a big day at the plate with two RBI. Michael Brantley also had an RBI. Masterson got the start, lasting six innings while allowing four runs on seven hits and two walks with three strikeouts. (full recap here)
Game 152: Royals 5, Indians 3
Cord Phelps tied the game 2-2 in the top of the fifth with a homer, but the Royals responded with three runs in the bottom half of the inning, giving them the decisive edge. Jimenez struggled, allowing five runs on seven hits and three walks with three strikeouts over 4.1 innings. (full recap here)
- Game 153: Indians 15, Royals 4
W: David Huff, L: Jake Odorizzi
The Indians exploded in the final four innings of Sunday’s contest with the Royals. The spark for the Indians came in the top half of the sixth, when Jason Kipnis tripled with one out. Carlos Santana provided ample run support with two home runs. Asdrubal Cabrera and Ezequiel Carerra each had two RBI to help bolster the offense. Huff gave a solid start, allowing only one run on three hits and one walk with one strikeout over 5.2 innings.