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Royals use homers to down Indians

Jun 11, 2014 - 5:27 AM Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas each slammed two-run home runs to help power the Kansas City Royals to a 9-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians in the opener of a brief two-game set at Kauffman Stadium.

Alex Gordon connected on a solo shot and Billy Butler drove in two runs for the Royals, who have won six of eight and are back at the .500 mark with the win.

Kansas City starter Jason Vargas (6-2) spun an impressive 7 2/3 innings, allowing just three runs on six hits while fanning five.

"Vargas just throws strikes, he knows his game plan and lets the defense make plays," said Hosmer.

Corey Kluber (6-4) yielded six runs -- three earned -- on six hits and two walks in five innings to absorb his first loss since April 29.

"I wasn't at my best," said Kluber. "I think I did a decent enough job of making some good pitches when I needed to. Unfortunately there were a couple of times when soft hits fell in."

After a historic night, Lonnie Chisenhall went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored. Jason Kipnis drove in a pair of runs for the Indians, who were winners of nine of their last 10 coming into Tuesday's game.

Moustakas drew a one-out walk and Alcides Escobar singled in the third. Jarrod Dyson hit a routine double play ball to second that would have ended the inning but shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera couldn't handle the flip and the error loaded the bases. Omar Infante dropped a single into shallow center to make it 1-0.

A broken bat groundout to first from Hosmer put Kansas City up 2-0. Butler then delivered a two-out, two-run base hit to right to increase the cushion to four.

In the fifth, Hosmer connected on a two-run homer just over the left-center field wall. Infante worked a two-out walk to keep the inning alive before Hosmer cranked his third of the season.

After recording the first two outs in the eighth, Vargas hit Michael Brantley and allowed a two-run double from Kipnis that ended his outing. Santana welcomed reliever Tim Collins with a base hit to plate Kipnis and cut the deficit to three.

Gordon connected on a solo shot and Moustakas stroked a two-run home run in the eighth to increase the Royals advantage to 9-3.

The Indians got two runs back in the ninth off Aaron Crow when David Murphy ripped an RBI double to right and Cabrera hit a sac fly to left. Crow, who entered for Collins with two gone in the eighth, struck out Brantley to pick up his first save of the season.

Game Notes

Chisenhall will give his bat from Monday to The Baseball Hall of Fame after connecting for three homers and nine RBI in a win over Texas ... It was Vargas' 11th quality start this season ... Kluber has allowed seven home runs in 13 starts this season ... Chisenhall extended his hit streak to eight games ... The Indians were 3-for-7 with runners in scoring position, while the Royals finished 3-for-8 with RISP.








  • CLEVELAND: 5
    KANSAS CITY: 9
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    Jun 10 11:23 PM


  • Asdrubal Cabrera sacrifice fly to center scored Ryan Raburn with two out. Runner on second and Michael Brantley due up.

    Indians 5, Royals 9  Top 9, 2 OutsJun 10 11:21 PM
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  • David Murphy double to center scored Lonnie Chisenhall with none out. On the play, Ryan Raburn advances to third. Runners on second and third and Michael Bourn due up.

    Indians 4, Royals 9  Top 9, 0 OutsJun 10 11:18 PM


  • Asdrubal Cabrera out on a sacrifice fly to deep left center field to Alex Gordon. Ryan Raburn scores.

    Indians 5, Royals 9  Top 9, 1 OutJun 10 11:09 PM


  • David Murphy doubles to deep right field. Ryan Raburn to third. Lonnie Chisenhall scores.

    Indians 4, Royals 9  Top 9, 0 OutsJun 10 11:05 PM


  • Mike Moustakas one-out, two-run Home Run (5) to right scored Salvador Perez. Alcides Escobar due up.

    Indians 3, Royals 9  Bot 8, 1 OutJun 10 11:02 PM
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  • Alex Gordon lead-off Home Run (7) to right. Salvador Perez due up.

    Indians 3, Royals 7  Bot 8, 0 OutsJun 10 10:52 PM


  • Mike Moustakas homers to right field. Salvador Perez scores.

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    Indians 3, Royals 6  Mid 8Jun 10 10:42 PM


  • Carlos Santana single to center scored Jason Kipnis with two out. Runner on first and Yan Gomes due up.

    Indians 3, Royals 6  Top 8, 2 OutsJun 10 10:42 PM
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  • Alex Gordon homers to right field.

    Indians 3, Royals 7  Bot 8, 0 OutsJun 10 10:41 PM


  • Jason Kipnis double to right scored Asdrubal Cabrera and Michael Brantley with two out. Runner on second and Carlos Santana due up.

    Indians 2, Royals 6  Top 8, 2 OutsJun 10 10:38 PM
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    Indians 2, Royals 6  Top 8, 2 OutsJun 10 10:38 PM


  • Carlos Santana singles to center field. Jason Kipnis scores.

    Indians 3, Royals 6  Top 8, 2 OutsJun 10 10:31 PM


  • Jason Kipnis doubles to deep right field. Michael Brantley scores. Asdrubal Cabrera scores.

    Indians 2, Royals 6  Top 8, 2 OutsJun 10 10:28 PM


  • Eric Hosmer two-out, two-run Home Run (3) to right center scored Omar Infante. Billy Butler due up.

    Indians 0, Royals 6  Bot 5, 2 OutsJun 10 9:41 PM
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  • Eric Hosmer homers to center field. Omar Infante scores.

    Indians 0, Royals 6  Bot 5, 2 OutsJun 10 9:40 PM


  • Billy Butler singled to right scored Jarrod Dyson and Omar Infante. Runner on first with two outs and Alex Gordon due up.

    Indians 0, Royals 4  Bot 3, 2 OutsJun 10 9:09 PM
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  • Eric Hosmer grounded out first to pitcher scored Alcides Escobar. On the play, Omar Infante advances to second and Jarrod Dyson advances to third. Runners on second and third and with two outs and Billy Butler due up.

    Indians 0, Royals 2  Bot 3, 2 OutsJun 10 9:08 PM


  • Billy Butler singles to right field. Omar Infante scores. Jarrod Dyson scores.

    Indians 0, Royals 4  Bot 3, 2 OutsJun 10 9:08 PM


  • Omar Infante singled to center scored Mike Moustakas. On the play, Jarrod Dyson advances to second and Alcides Escobar advances to third. Bases loaded with one out and Eric Hosmer due up.

    Indians 0, Royals 1  Bot 3, 1 OutJun 10 9:07 PM


  • Eric Hosmer grounds out to first base, Carlos Santana to Corey Kluber. Omar Infante to second. Jarrod Dyson to third. Alcides Escobar scores.

    Indians 0, Royals 2  Bot 3, 1 OutJun 10 9:06 PM


  • Omar Infante singles to center field. Jarrod Dyson to second. Alcides Escobar to third. Mike Moustakas scores.

    Indians 0, Royals 1  Bot 3, 1 OutJun 10 9:02 PM




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  • CLEVELAND: 0
    KANSAS CITY: 0
    Top 1, 0 Outs

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