Cleveland has been experimenting with their start time, but tonight it just meant that they would lose an hour earlier. The Royals overcame the normally dominant Corey Kluber (who unlike the common meme, is actually a Cy Young winner) chasing him after 6.1 innings after allowing 10 hits. Kluber hasn't given up 10 hits since last Wednesday, but prior to that he hasn't done that since 9/27/13.
The Oppo Poppo (I'm gonna make that name stick damnit) Mike Moustakas checked in with 4 hits, and even some of the opposite field variety.
Here's a GIF of his opposite field hits over the past few years. As as viewer of the GIF, you must note that it's April 27th and he's almost tied some of the season totals.
Jason Vargas seemed to not really have it early as he labored through 5 innings, and allowed a game tying home run to traitor Mike Aviles.
Cleveland committed three errors on the night. Generally you don't want to do that, especially in close games (at one point).
Here's your game chart
Top 3 moments by WPA:
Mike Aviles homered (Fliner (Fly)). Jason Kipnis scored - .268 WPA
Alex Gordon doubled to left (Fliner (Liner)). Eric Hosmer scored. Kendrys Morales advanced to 3B. - .162 WPA
Kendrys Morales singled to right (Grounder). Eric Hosmer advanced to 3B. - .105 WPA
Top 3 moments by RE24:
Mike Aviles homered (Fliner (Fly)). Jason Kipnis scored. - 1.76 RE24
Alex Gordon doubled to left (Fliner (Liner)). Eric Hosmer scored. Kendrys Morales advanced to 3B. - 1.21 RE24
Kendrys Morales reached on error to third (Grounder). Mike Moustakas scored on error. Lorenzo Cain advanced to 3B on error. Error by Mike Aviles. - 1.06 RE24
Worst 3 moments by WPA:
Omar Infante grounded into a double play to shortstop (Grounder). Salvador Perez out at second. - (.148)
Carlos Santana grounded into a double play to second (Grounder). Michael Brantley out at second. - (.103)
Ryan Raburn flied out to left (Fliner (Liner)). - (0.58)
Also, Bubba Starling got his first AA hit
Bubba Starling doubles down the line for his first AA hit pic.twitter.com/FHoKR9wKmc— Shaun Newkirk (@Shauncore) April 28, 2015