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Indians hammer Royals to finish series sweep

Apr 29, 2011 - 5:42 AM Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Grady Sizemore hit one of four solo home runs as the Cleveland Indians took a three-game sweep of the Kansas City Royals with an 8-2 win.

Shin-Soo Choo, Carlos Santana and Shelley Duncan each went deep for the Indians, who swept the Royals for the first time since August of 2008.

"Taking it day-by-day, that's all we're doing," Duncan said. "We're not looking at series sweeps, we're not looking at what month it is, we're not looking at who we're playing next."

Fausto Carmona (2-3) went seven innings and was charged with two runs on five hits with two walks and two strikeouts.

Wilson Betemit hit a two-run double for the Royals, who have dropped their past six games. Kyle Davies (1-3) was banged up for eight runs on nine hits with a walk and four strikeouts over 3 1/3 innings.

"There's no excuses. I've got to get some more swings and misses," Davies said. "I just couldn't stop it."

Back-to-back two-out solo homers from Choo and Santana in the first inning gave the Indians a 2-0 lead.

Sizemore led off the third with a homer and Duncan did the same in the fourth.

Later in the fourth, Jack Hannahan hit a two-run double and came home when Sizemore followed with a double to the gap in left center. A double from Asdrubal Cabrera later in the inning made it an 8-0 game.

Betemit's two-run double in the seventh got the Royals on the board, but Carmona retired the next three batters.

Tony Sipp worked a 1-2-3 eighth for Cleveland while Justin Germano retired three straight batters in the ninth after allowing a leadoff double to Billy Butler.

Game Notes

The Indians have won 10 straight at home and welcome Detroit for three games starting on Friday...The Royals host Minnesota for three games beginning on Friday...Cleveland has won five of seven from KC this season.

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  • Asdrubal Cabrera double to right scored Grady Sizemore. Runner on second with one out and Shin-Soo Choo due up.

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