Indians snap Royals’ win streak
Peralta drove in four runs to help
“It was great to see Jhonny have a big night offensively after he had such tough luck,”
On Friday night, Peralta twice got key hits in a tie game that Cleveland eventually lost in 12 innings, 2-1. On consecutive at-bats in the ninth and 11th, Peralta hit sharp singles with a runner on second base – and both times was deprived of a winning RBI when the baserunner was thrown out at the plate.
“That was pretty strange but there was nothing I could do about it,” Peralta said. “Tonight, they scored. I’m a lot happier.”
Peralta had a two-run double in the fourth off
Huff (10-9) won his third straight start, improving to 5-1 in six outings since Aug. 9. The left-hander allowed three runs and seven hits over six innings, striking out a career-high six. He is the first Cleveland rookie to win 10 games since
“It’s been a different year to say the least,” said Wedge, who used eight other starters before Huff was called up from Triple-A Columbus on May 17. “It’s nice to see him string some good starts together.
“He’s been utilizing his fastball, but I liked the way he used his changeup tonight, too,” Wedge said.
Hochevar gave up five runs over five innings and extended the longest active losing streak in the
“I know things haven’t been going the way I want,” Hochevar said. “All I can control is how I prepare. I will find a way to get it done. I’m not going to second guess myself. I’ll get it done.”
Hochevar again had trouble in a couple innings. He has been scored upon in 44 total innings this season, allowing multiple runs in 22 of them.
“He can’t limit the damage,”
Cleveland’s top five hitters in the order went a combined 13 for 22 with nine runs and 11 RBIs.
Peralta’s two-run double put Cleveland ahead 2-1 in the fourth.
Cleveland tied it at 3 in the bottom half. Brantley singled, stole second and scored on a double by Carroll.
Brantley’s RBI single off
NOTES: Cleveland is 10-7 against the