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Game Preview: KCR @ CLE, 12:05pm, Thursday, April 24, 2014 @Progressive Field

Royals, 10-10, 10-10 2nd, 1 GB, 2½ GB in WC

SP: Bruce Chen (37, LHP, 1-1, 6.60)

2014 Gamelogs / 2014 Splits / vs. CLE Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2014 (1-1) 15.0 22 11 11 6 16 2 6.60
2013 (9-4) 121.0 107 46 44 36 78 13 3.27
2012 (11-14) 191.2 215 114 108 47 140 33 5.07
Last 7 GS 3-3 36.0 44 24 24 15 29 5 6.00 43
2014-04-19 MIN W 5.0 8 4 4 4 6 1 98 37
2014-04-11 @MIN L 3.2 7 6 6 2 3 1 87 24
2014-04-05 CHW ND 6.1 7 1 1 0 7 0 101 62
2013-09-29 @CHW W 6.2 4 1 1 3 4 1 81 63
2013-09-24 @SEA L 5.0 7 4 4 3 5 1 97 39
2013-09-18 CLE W 5.0 4 2 2 1 1 0 71 51
2013-09-13 @DET L 4.1 7 6 6 2 3 1 61 26
Last 5 v.CLE 2-1 24.2 27 14 14 6 11 2 5.11 46
2013-09-18 CLE W 5.0 4 2 2 1 1 0 71 51
2013-07-12 @CLE ND 6.0 1 0 0 1 4 0 97 73
2012-08-02 CLE ND 2.2 7 4 4 1 0 0 55 27
2012-05-30 @CLE W 5.0 7 3 3 2 3 0 100 42
2011-09-02 CLE L 6.0 8 5 5 1 3 2 115 38
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    6-3    Road:    4-7    ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:   7-9    vsLHP:   3-1    1-Run:   2-5 
 vsEast:  2-1    vsCntrl: 5-9    vsWest:  3-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 20 Wed, Apr 23  @CLE  L   3-5       10-10  2nd  1.0 gb
 19 Tue, Apr 22  @CLE  W   8-2       10-9   2nd  1.0 gb
 18 Mon, Apr 21  @CLE  L   3-4        9-9   2nd  1.0 gb
 17 Sun, Apr 20   MIN  L   3-8        9-8   2nd  1.0 gb
 16 Sat, Apr 19   MIN  W   5-4        9-7   1st    Tied
 15 Fri, Apr 18   MIN  W   5-0        8-7   1st    Tied
 14 Thu, Apr 17  @HOU  W   5-1        7-7   3rd  1.0 gb
 13 Wed, Apr 16  @HOU  W   6-4 (11)   6-7   4th  1.0 gb
 12 Tue, Apr 15  @HOU  W   4-2        5-7   5th  2.0 gb
 11 Sun, Apr 13  @MIN  L   3-4        4-7   5th  2.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:10-10
Indians, 10-11, 10-11 5th, 1½ GB, 3 GB in WC

SP: Corey Kluber (28, RHP, 1-2, 5.40)

2014 Gamelogs / 2014 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2014 (1-2) 23.1 34 15 14 6 19 2 5.40
2013 (11-5) 147.1 153 67 63 33 136 15 3.85
2012 (2-5) 63.0 76 44 36 18 54 9 5.14
Last 7 GS 3-2 38.2 56 26 25 11 32 4 5.82 42
2014-04-19 TOR L 6.2 9 5 4 3 3 0 111 38
2014-04-13 @CHW ND 7.1 8 2 2 0 6 1 97 60
2014-04-08 SDP W 6.0 9 3 3 0 8 0 105 50
2014-04-02 @OAK L 3.1 8 5 5 3 2 1 77 23
2013-09-27 @MIN W 5.1 10 6 6 1 5 1 91 28
2013-09-22 HOU W 5.1 6 2 2 1 6 1 81 53
2013-09-17 @KCR ND 4.2 6 3 3 3 2 0 79 39
Last 5 v.KCR 2-0 29.0 29 15 15 9 23 3 4.66 49
2013-09-17 @KCR ND 4.2 6 3 3 3 2 0 79 39
2013-07-12 KCR W 7.2 3 0 0 3 8 0 112 78
2013-07-02 @KCR ND 5.1 4 4 4 2 3 1 84 45
2013-04-28 @KCR W 7.0 7 2 2 0 6 0 97 61
2012-08-02 @KCR ND 4.1 9 6 6 1 4 2 85 24
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    6-6    Road:    4-5    ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:   8-5    vsLHP:   2-6    1-Run:   2-3 
 vsEast:  1-2    vsCntrl: 5-7    vsWest:  2-1  IL: 2-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 21 Wed, Apr 23   KCR  W   5-3       10-11  5th  1.5 gb
 20 Tue, Apr 22   KCR  L   2-8        9-11  5th  2.5 gb
 19 Mon, Apr 21   KCR  W   4-3        9-10  5th  1.5 gb
 18 Sun, Apr 20   TOR  W   6-4        8-10  5th  2.5 gb
 17 Sat, Apr 19   TOR  L   0-5        7-10  5th  2.5 gb
 16 Fri, Apr 18   TOR  L   2-3        7-9   5th  1.5 gb
 15 Thu, Apr 17  @DET  L   5-7        7-8   5th  1.5 gb
 14 Wed, Apr 16  @DET  W   3-2        7-7   3rd  0.5 gb
 13 Sun, Apr 13  @CHW  L   3-4        6-7   4th  1.5 gb
 12 Sat, Apr 12  @CHW  W  12-6        6-6   2nd  1.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:10-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Apr 23, 2014 CLE  5  KCR  3        W:Bryan Shaw (1-0), L: Kelvin Herrera (0-1), S: John Axford (8)
Tue, Apr 22, 2014 KCR  8 @CLE  2        W:James Shields (2-2), L: Danny Salazar (0-3), S: none
Mon, Apr 21, 2014 CLE  4  KCR  3        W:Zach McAllister (3-0), L: Jeremy Guthrie (2-1), S: John Axford (7)

Wed, Sep 18, 2013 KCR  7  CLE  2        W:Bruce Chen (8-3), L: Danny Salazar (1-3), S: none
Tue, Sep 17, 2013 CLE  5 @KCR  3        W:Cody Allen (6-1), L: Wade Davis (7-11), S: Chris Perez (25)
Mon, Sep 16, 2013 KCR  7  CLE  1        W:James Shields (12-9), L: Scott Kazmir (8-9), S: none
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 KCR  6 @CLE  2        W:James Shields (11-9), L: Scott Kazmir (8-8), S: Greg Holland (42)
Tue, Sep 10, 2013 KCR  6 @CLE  3        W:Jeremy Guthrie (14-10), L: Zach McAllister (7-9), S: Greg Holland (41)
Mon, Sep 09, 2013 CLE  4  KCR  3        W:Ubaldo Jimenez (11-9), L: Ervin Santana (8-9), S: Chris Perez (23)
Sun, Jul 14, 2013 CLE  6  KCR  4        W:Rich Hill (1-1), L: Tim Collins (2-5), S: Chris Perez (13)
Season Series: 2014 - CLE over 2-1; 2013 - CLE won 10-9; 2012 - KCR won 10-8; All-Time - CLE leads 315-298

Key for Batter vs. Pitcher Grids on the next pageKey for Batter vs. Pitcher Grids Below

Batter vs. Pitcher totals are career totals. All others are year-to-date.

PA - Plate Appearances (AB+BB+HBP+SH+SF+CI)
BF - Batters Faced
BA - Batting Average
OBP - On-Base Percentage
SLG - Slugging Percentage
Last 28d - PA and OPS in the last 28 days.
SB/CS - Stolen Bases and Caught Stealing
HR/E - Home Runs and Errors Made
ERA-K/9 - Earned Run Average and SO per 9 IP
Total - Team totals for those categories.
Usage - See the note below the grid.
OPS - On-Base Percentage + Slugging Percentage (a good single number for measuring a player's hitting, avg. is .750 or so)
RA/G & RS/G - Runs scored and allowed per game.
PA/vRH - Plate Appearances overall/PA's vs. Right-handed Pitchers
Catcher Def. - Catcher Defense with each catcher's Stolen Bases, Caught Stealings, and Passed Balls allowed.
G/S/vB or G/S/vP - Links to the player's 2014 gamelogs, splits, or career batter vs. pitcher results
vLH/vRH - OPS vs. left-handed pitchers and vs. right-handed pitchers
Hm or Rd, Home or Road - OPS or OPS allowed in home or road games.
OF G: LF / CF / RF - A - Outfielders with the games played by position and their total number of assists
vs LHB - Batters faced and OPS allowed against left-handed batters
vs RHB - Batters faced and OPS allowed against right-handed batters
HR/SB/CS - Pitcher's Home Runs, Stolen Bases and Caught Stealings allowed
MLB Best, Middle, Worst

For the 2013 season

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2014 season. Player Stats for the 2013 season. We will switch to 2014 stats on May 1st.

Royals Batters (3.70 RS/G) vs. Indians Pitchers (4.67 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 28.Kluber
G/S/vB
37.Allen
G/S/vB
48.Atchison
G/S/vB
44.Axford
G/S/vB
20.Lee
G/S/vB
88.Outman*
G/S/vB
35.Rzepczynski*
G/S/vB
27.Shaw
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
23.Aoki* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 2/.000 1/2.000 674/479 .286/.356/.370/.726 .781/.703 .705 83/.689 20/12 8/3
16.Butler G/S/vP 15/.414 5/.400 2/2.000 1/.000 3/.833 7/.971 3/1.000 7/1.096 668/496 .289/.374/.412/.787 .797/.783 .708 83/.510 0/0 15/0
1.Dyson* G/S/vP 9/.583 2/.000 ··· 2/2.000 1/no AB 1/.000 3/.333 1/2.000 239/183 .258/.326/.366/.692 .531/.741 .540 18/.665 34/6 2/5
2.Escobar G/S/vP 14/.428 5/1.000 1/.000 2/2.000 3/.666 3/2.000 1/2.000 4/.250 642/448 .234/.259/.300/.559 .620/.532 .581 73/.780 22/0 4/13
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 17/1.020 1/5.000 1/3.000 1/.000 1/.000 4/.250 6/.750 2/1.000 700/462 .265/.327/.422/.749 .877/.683 .796 82/.763 11/3 20/1
12.Hayes G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 18/10 .278/.278/.611/.889 .625/1.100 1.250 1/.000 0/0 1/0
35.Hosmer* G/S/vP 15/.629 4/1.250 1/2.000 2/.500 1/3.000 3/.666 7/.286 1/3.000 680/449 .302/.353/.448/.801 .797/.803 .790 85/.757 11/4 17/8
14.Infante G/S/vP 9/.889 6/1.150 3/.666 6/.900 1/2.000 ··· 3/.666 6/1.917 476/322 .318/.345/.450/.795 .831/.778 .735 79/.717 5/2 10/10
27.Maxwell G/S/vP 2/.000 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 262/161 .252/.328/.436/.764 .710/.797 .656 20/.472 6/2 7/5
8.Moustakas* G/S/vP 12/1.250 5/1.100 1/.000 3/.333 3/.000 4/.000 2/2.000 3/.000 514/396 .233/.287/.364/.651 .546/.682 .622 76/.600 2/4 12/16
32.Paredes# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 135/94 .192/.231/.248/.479 .282/.565 .426 0/ 4/4 1/1
13.Perez G/S/vP 9/.762 5/1.100 2/.000 1/.000 4/.250 1/.000 ··· 5/.400 526/380 .292/.323/.433/.757 .867/.714 .710 83/.636 0/0 13/8
19.Valencia G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 5/.400 ··· 170/68 .304/.335/.553/.888 1.031/.672 .741 11/.818 0/2 8/0
IP 147.1 70.1 45.1 65.0 4.1 54.0 30.2 75.0 TOTAL .258/.314/.366/.680 .544/.717 .638 .680 13/8 9/17
ERA-K/9 3.85/8.3 2.43/11.3 4.37/5.6 4.02/9.0 4.15/8.4 4.33/8.8 3.23/8.5 3.24/8.8 4.15/9.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Hayes (3-1-0)
 Perez (46-25-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 608/.271 301/.233 194/.254 289/.285 22/.250 238/.268 129/.239 316/.216 .264  Gordon
 Aoki
 Maxwell
 Dyson
 Paredes
 Hosmer
155/0/0/17
0/2/149/9
0/27/47/6
0/73/0/3
0/0/39/0
0/0/1/0
OPS .729 .679 .647 .796 .739 .700 .674 .586 .740
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 330/.749 136/.691 72/.703 131/.838 6/.933 126/.539 62/.480 147/.673 .767
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 278/.706 165/.669 122/.615 158/.761 16/.648 112/.883 67/.859 169/.509 .707
Home 298/.683 146/.729 101/.560 150/.751 12/.778 126/.704 47/.920 152/.564
Last 28d days 109/.875 39/.593 34/.393 43/.604 23/.698 35/.693 34/.437 38/.521
HR/SB/CS 15/6/3 7/6/0 4/6/0 10/3/2 0/0/0 3/6/0 2/2/1 4/4/2 14/12/7
Usage ····X··· o·oo·o·X ·X···oo· o·oX···X ·X···oX· ·X·o·o·· o·o·Xo·· oo·o··oo

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2014 season. Player Stats for the 2013 season. We will switch to 2014 stats on May 1st.

Indians Batters (4.19 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (3.80 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 52.Chen*
G/S/vB
31.Coleman
G/S/vB
43.Crow
G/S/vB
17.Davis
G/S/vB
41.Duffy*
G/S/vB
40.Herrera
G/S/vB
56.Holland
G/S/vB
48.Mariot
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
4.Aviles G/S/vP 13/.555 1/no AB 5/.400 6/.167 3/1.667 7/.619 3/.000 ··· 394/211 .252/.282/.368/.650 .605/.689 .724 45/.645 8/5 9/8
24.Bourn* G/S/vP 7/.310 1/.000 2/1.500 6/.500 1/.000 5/2.800 2/1.500 ··· 575/401 .263/.316/.360/.676 .655/.685 .663 33/.626 23/12 6/3
23.Brantley* G/S/vP 21/1.156 3/1.167 8/.500 13/1.112 4/1.000 4/.750 9/.833 ··· 611/419 .284/.332/.396/.728 .664/.757 .786 88/.875 17/4 10/0
13.Cabrera# G/S/vP 31/.677 4/1.250 9/.222 8/1.482 7/1.238 6/1.133 10/.600 ··· 562/377 .242/.299/.402/.700 .639/.730 .633 85/.661 9/3 14/9
8.Chisenhall* G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 5/.200 5/.400 ··· 5/1.000 5/.400 ··· 308/270 .225/.270/.398/.668 .408/.705 .675 40/1.070 1/0 11/9
25.Giambi* G/S/vP 21/1.601 1/3.000 2/1.500 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 216/201 .183/.282/.371/.653 .508/.664 .626 4/.000 0/1 9/
10.Gomes G/S/vP 4/.500 1/.000 ··· 3/1.666 1/.000 2/2.000 2/.000 ··· 322/205 .294/.345/.481/.826 .934/.766 .809 70/.752 2/0 11/3
30.Johnson# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 275/211 .209/.255/.283/.538 .579/.526 .455 12/.273 22/2 2/6
22.Kipnis* G/S/vP 9/.222 2/2.500 3/1.000 6/1.500 4/1.250 7/.829 5/.400 ··· 658/435 .284/.366/.452/.818 .850/.801 .795 90/.799 30/7 17/12
7.Murphy* G/S/vP 6/.833 1/.000 2/.000 11/.664 3/.000 1/.000 4/.000 ··· 476/365 .220/.282/.374/.656 .562/.685 .735 67/.850 1/4 13/2
9.Raburn G/S/vP 34/.684 7/.619 4/.000 5/1.800 9/1.083 6/1.500 8/.625 ··· 277/153 .272/.357/.543/.901 1.020/.806 .925 50/.433 0/0 16/2
41.Santana# G/S/vP 19/.859 4/2.500 9/.833 12/.929 7/.857 7/.000 8/.250 ··· 642/430 .268/.377/.455/.832 .864/.815 .827 87/.513 3/1 20/5
33.Swisher# G/S/vP 22/.957 2/.000 6/.750 21/.745 3/2.500 4/1.000 4/.250 ··· 634/410 .246/.341/.423/.763 .918/.680 .811 96/.635 1/0 22/9
IP 121.0 29.2 48.0 135.1 24.1 58.1 67.0 TOTAL .245/.330/.377/.708 .634/.750 .726 .708 17/4 16/21
ERA-K/9 3.27/5.8 0.61/9.7 3.38/8.2 5.32/7.6 1.85/8.1 3.86/11.4 1.21/13.8 /0.0 3.20/8.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Gomes (29-20-4)
 Santana (51-11-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 498/.237 110/.186 210/.271 618/.307 104/.213 245/.219 255/.170 / .236  Brantley
 Murphy
 Bourn
 Raburn
 Swisher
 Aviles
 Johnson
151/1/0/11
128/0/1/10
0/128/0/6
13/0/54/3
0/0/27/2
4/0/1/0
8/0/3/0
OPS .675 .493 .776 .822 .608 .701 .479 .665
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 167/.755 37/.585 101/.846 335/.910 28/.692 124/.738 142/.512 / .663
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 331/.634 73/.446 109/.712 283/.721 76/.571 121/.661 113/.439 / .667
Road 219/.693 49/.258 105/.824 293/.857 46/.360 124/.805 117/.506 /
Last 28d days 72/.889 13/.891 27/.431 48/.470 31/.433 35/.708 29/.498 18/.722
HR/SB/CS 13/5/6 1/2/0 6/8/2 15/5/3 0/2/1 9/8/2 3/3/0 // 15/10/6
Usage ····X··· ···o·o·· ·o···o·X X···o·o· ·X··X··X X·X····o ····o··X ···X····

Usage -- each character represents the number of pitches thrown by the pitcher for yesterday, two days ago, three days ago, ...., up to eight days ago:
· - did not pitch; o - less than 16 pitches; X - at least 16 pitches (the median relief outing)
An Example ( ·X···o·X ): Yesterday off, 16 or more pitches, three days off, less than 16 pitches, day off, 16 or more pitches (8 days ago). Yesterday is in bold for improved scanning.