CLEVELAND, OHIO - JULY 21: Starting pitcher Zach Plesac #65 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Progressive Field on July 21, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Indians came into Sunday's game looking to reactivate their offense after a 1-0 loss to the Royals. Zach Plesac takes the mound for the tribe as he looks to improve his record of 3-3 with an Era of 3.56. For the Royals Glenn Sparkman 3-5 with a 4.54 era looks to be the spark the Royals need to win the series.
In the first inning Royals Chester Cuthbert recorded the game first RBI on a double off of Plesac making the score 1-0 in favor of the Royals. That would lead to runners on second and third. The inning ended on the next at bat when Jose Ramirez made a great play at 3rd. Keeping the score 1-0.
The Royals and Indians traded outs until Jason Kipnis lead the bottom of the second inning with a double, Ramirez had a pop fly and was able to advance Kipnis to 3rd but that is where Jason kipnis would end the inning, as the Indians were not able to take advantage of the runner in scoring position keeping the score 1-0 in favor of the Royals going into the 3rd.
Royals bats came to life again as the Royals right fielder Jorge Soler hit a solo home run, making the score 2-0 in favor of the Royals, The Indians rallied and ended the indians with some great work between Plesac and his catcher Kevin Plawecki.
In the bottom of the third Francisco Lindor came to the plate with one runner on. Lindor then ties the game with a two run home run, making the score 2-2.
Both teams bats were quite as the pitcher continued to have good outings until the bottom of the 6th when Jose Ramirez went long to break the tie, then Kevin Plawecki had an RBI single and then to wrap up the inning Oscar Mercado had an RBI before the inning ended making the score 5-2 in the bottom of the 6th inning.
In the top of the 7th the Indians made a change at pitcher. Zach Plesac ended the game with 6 innings pitched, six strikeouts, and an era of 3.5. into the game came Nick Goody. In relief of Zach Plesac,Goody pitched 1 inning, striking out one, and allowing no runs. Adam Cimber came in the 8th, Cimbers gave up 3 hits and an earned run in the top of the 8th, making the score 5-3.
In the bottom of the 8th the indians batters went with scoring a run.
The Indians closer Brad Hand came into the game looking to continue his historic season, After giving up a home run to Bubba Starling, Hand composed himself and went on to to get the save for the Indians.Improving the Indians to 57-41.