Today in Tribe History: April 21, 2009

2009 – The Cleveland Indians are double trouble for the Kansas City Royals today, completing six straight innings with a double play on the way to an 8-7 win.

Indians starter Aaron Laffey is the recipient of five of them, starting in the third inning. First baseman Ryan Garko was involved in all six turns, while second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera and shortstop Jhonny Peralta were each in on four of them. Former Indians outfielder Coco Crisp grounded into two of the Royals’ six DPs.

Laffey allowed one run on seven hits in seven innings on the mound for his first win of the season. Jensen Lewis benefitted from the last one after coming on in relief in the eighth after relievers Joe Smith and Masahide Kobayashi allowed several runs to cross the plate.

Grady Sizemore and Victor Martinez provided the bulk of the scoring, as each hit their fifth home runs of the season. Sizemore drove in three runs and Martinez a pair.

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