The Cleveland Baseball Club trounced the Kansas City Royals 8-3 in their final home game of the season and the last before the name change.
Monday afternoon was not supposed to be the final home game of the season for the Cleveland Baseball Club, it was supposed to be yesterday. But due to a rainout the last time the Kansas City Royals were in town, there was one last chance to see the team before they change their name to the Guardians for next season, For the fans that did show up Monday, they got to see their team win at home one last time.
Cleveland’s offensive attack was led by two former New York Mets in Amed Rosario and Andres Gimenez. Rosario was 4-5 as he drove in three runs on a RBI single, double, and a solo home run. Gimenez drove in two runs, one on a RBI double in the 2nd and another in the 8th with a sacrifice fly. Between Rosario and Gimenez they drove in five of the eight runs Cleveland scored.
In what was a showdown between brothers, it was Bradley Zimmer who got the upper hand over brother Kyle. Zimmer homered in the 8th inning as he will now have bragging rights for some time.
Bradley Zimmer hit a homer off his brother Kyle Zimmer.
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Cleveland called upon Cal Quantrill to start their final home game of the year and did not disappoint. Quantrill allowed three runs on six hits while striking out five over 6 innings. Cleveland’s offense combined with Quantrill’s outing was more than enough to come away with a win Monday afternoon.
Trevor Stephan, Bryan Shaw, and Emmanuel Clase handled the final three innings allowing just one hit on only 30 pitches.