With all the offense, it would be easy to miss the great start that J.A. Happ had. He was in control all game long. He wasn't doing the "work to a full count on each batter" thing that drives me crazy. In fact, in the third inning, he struck out the side on 12 pitches. He had 4 clean innings, out of his 7 complete. Happ ran into a little trouble in the 7th, giving up 3 consecutive 2-out singles,and his 1 run of the game.
In total, Happ went 7 innings, allowed 5 hits, no walks, with 11 strikeouts. He threw 101 pitches, 65 strikes.
On offense, well we had 17 runs, 18 hits, 10 walks. We had two 3-run homers, one from Russell Martin in the first inning and the other from Troy Tulowitzki, in the sixth inning. And a 2-run homer by Justin Smoak (off Indians catcher Chris Gimenez, who gave up 4 runs in 2 innings of work. Our non-pitchers pitch much better than their non-pitchers).
- Josh Donaldson was 4 for 4 with 2 walks, scoring 4 times.
- Tulo was 3 for 4 with 4 RBI.
- Martin was 3 for 4, with 2 walks and 5 RBI.
- Edwin Encarnacion was 2 for 5, with 3 RBI, one a popup where the Indians' shortstop slipped, after the catch, allowing Ezequiel Carrera to score on the 'sac fly'.
- Carrera was 1 for 3 with 2 walks.
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