To learn about our efforts to improve the accessibility and usability of our website, please visit our Accessibility Information page. Skip to main content
Below is an advertisement.
Tribe's Lee wins 17th
Hernandez rough in return
Runelvys Hernandez, returning from injury and suspension, gave up five runs in the first inning and then settled down for two more, but the damage was done. Emil Brown's three-run homer made the game tight in the eighth.
Complete story >  
Indians 5, Royals 4
Coco Crisp and the Indians stayed atop the AL Wild Card and gained in the AL Central. (Tony Dejak/AP)
Series at a glance:
Indians set up sweep
Coco Crisp's two-run home run keyed a five-run first that helped give starter Cliff Lee his 17th win. Lee gave up two home runs and four earned runs in seven innings; Bob Wickman earned his 43rd save.
Complete story >  
TODAY'S WRAPS: September 17, 2005
KC
Kansas City (48-98)
Lost 2
Cleveland 5, Kansas City 4   CLE
Cleveland (86-62)
Won 4
September 17, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Kansas City
0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0   4 6 2
Cleveland
5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 X   5 11 0
Standings through 9/17/05  |  Gameday  |  Royals Stats  |  Indians Stats
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ambres, CF3110011.261
b-Stairs, PH1000000.274
McEwing, 2B0000000.247
Long, LF4110001.278
Sweeney, DH3000132.295
Brown, RF4113011.287
Berroa, SS4010020.268
Teahen, 3B4000012.237
Huber, 1B4000012.229
Buck, C3111000.230
Blanco, 2B2010000.281
a-Guiel, PH-CF1000010.288
Totals334641109 

a-Struck out for Blanco in the 8th. b-Flied out for Ambres in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Buck (11, 3rd inning off Lee, 0 on, 1 out), Brown (14, 6th inning off Lee, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Ambres; Long; Brown 4; Berroa; Buck 4; Blanco.
RBI: Buck (38), Brown 3 (78).
2-out RBI: Brown 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Long; Huber 2.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
E: Teahen (19, throw), Huber (2, fielding).
Outfield assists: Long (Boone at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Berroa-Blanco-Huber 2).
Pickoffs: Buck (Martinez at 2nd base).

 
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF3100112.291
Crisp, LF4122000.303
Peralta, SS4110011.286
Hafner, DH3120110.301
Martinez, C4131001.299
Broussard, 1B4011004.251
Boone, 3B3020112.239
Vazquez, 2B3001003.210
a-Hernandez, PH-2B1000012.234
Blake, RF4000024.243
Totals3351153719 

a-Struck out for Vazquez in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Peralta (32, Hernandez).
HR: Crisp (14, 1st inning off Hernandez, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Crisp 5; Peralta 2; Hafner 2; Martinez 3; Broussard; Boone 2.
RBI: Crisp 2 (63), Martinez (74), Broussard (59), Vazquez (5).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blake 2; Vazquez; Broussard.
GIDP: Sizemore; Peralta.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Sizemore (21, 2nd base off Hernandez/Buck).
CS: Martinez (1, 3rd base by Burgos/Buck).
PO: Martinez (2nd base by Buck).

 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hernandez (L, 8-12)3.06552215.24
Camp 3.02000207.03
Burgos 1.13001103.75
Sisco 0.20000202.65
 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lee (W, 17-4)7.05440723.75
Howry (H, 28)1.00000102.42
Wickman (S, 43)1.01001202.64

WP: Lee.
Pitches-strikes: Hernandez 73-43, Camp 46-29, Burgos 23-12, Sisco 14-9, Lee 90-63, Howry 11-6, Wickman 19-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Hernandez 3-4, Camp 5-1, Burgos 2-0, Sisco 0-0, Lee 6-8, Howry 0-2, Wickman 1-0.
Batters faced: Hernandez 17, Camp 11, Burgos 6, Sisco 2, Lee 26, Howry 3, Wickman 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Sisco 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Jeff Nelson. 1B: Bill Miller. 2B: Joe Brinkman. 3B: Derryl Cousins.
Weather: 70 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:51.
Att: 32,392.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
Below is an advertisement.