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Indians rough up Royals to avoid sweep

Jul 28, 2014 - 2:05 AM Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Carlos Santana collected three of his team's 15 hits, including two home runs, and drove in four as Cleveland clobbered Kansas City, 10-3, in the finale of a four-game set.

"He's in one of those periods right now ... and he's hitting good pitching," Indians manager Terry Francona said.

Yan Gomes hit a solo shot among his three hits and drove in two for the Indians, who avoided a sweep and put a four-game losing skid to rest.

Ryan Raburn contributed a homer as well, with Nick Swisher, Michael Brantley and Asdrubal Cabrera driving in a run apiece. Danny Salazar (3-4) allowed seven hits and three runs while striking out seven over seven effective innings.

Billy Butler went 3-for-4 with an RBI for the Royals, whose five-game win streak came to a crashing halt. Alex Gordon and Jarrod Dyson each knocked in a run for the hosts.

Bruce Chen (2-3) was charged with six runs on eight hits over five-plus frames in defeat.

Cleveland picked up a run in the fourth on a Gomes RBI single, then went ahead in the fifth.

With runners on the corners and one out, Cabrera singled home a run, Brantley's sac fly accounted for the go-ahead score, then Santana capped the burst with a two-run homer to right.

Raburn turned on a Chen offering to start the sixth and the Tribe led 6-2.

Butler doubled home Gordon in the home sixth, but Cleveland got that run back in the seventh when Brantley reached with a leadoff single and eventually scored on Swisher's RBI base hit.

The Indians piled on three more to cap the rout in the ninth, as Brantley doubled off Aaron Crow and scored when Santana followed with a two-run blast, then Gomes went deep in the next at-bat.

"He's on fire and he's hitting the ball well," Chen said of Santana.

Kansas City backed Chen with early runs in the second and third.

In the former, Butler singled with two down, moved to third on a Brett Hayes hit and scored on a Dyson single. In the latter, Norichika Aoki stroked a leadoff double, moved up on a groundout and scored on Gordon's fly to left.

Game Notes

Santana, who also hit a pair of homers on Friday, finished the series going 9- for-14 with five homers, eight RBI and six runs scored ... Cleveland hit double digits for the first time since July 1, a 10-3 win against the Dodgers ... Indians outfielder Lonnie Chisenhall missed his second straight game due to stomach issues ... The Tribe next take the field at home on Tuesday against Seattle, while the Royals will also have a day off before hosting Minnesota.








  • CLEVELAND: 10
    KANSAS CITY: 3
    Final

    Jul 27 5:20 PM


  • Yan Gomes lead-off Home Run (14) to left center. David Murphy due up.

    Indians 10, Royals 3  Top 9, 0 OutsJul 27 5:06 PM


  • Yan Gomes homers to center field.

    Indians 10, Royals 3  Top 9, 0 OutsJul 27 5:05 PM


  • Carlos Santana none-out, two-run Home Run 2 (20) to right scored Michael Brantley. Yan Gomes due up.

    Indians 9, Royals 3  Top 9, 0 OutsJul 27 5:05 PM
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    Indians 9, Royals 3  Top 9, 0 OutsJul 27 5:05 PM


  • Carlos Santana homers to right field. Michael Brantley scores.

    Indians 9, Royals 3  Top 9, 0 OutsJul 27 5:04 PM


  • Nick Swisher single to right scored Michael Brantley with two out. Runner on first and Chris Dickerson due up.

    Indians 7, Royals 3  Top 7, 2 OutsJul 27 4:32 PM
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    Indians 7, Royals 3  Top 7, 2 OutsJul 27 4:32 PM


  • Nick Swisher singles to right field. Michael Brantley scores.

    Indians 7, Royals 3  Top 7, 2 OutsJul 27 4:31 PM


  • Billy Butler double to right scored Alex Gordon with two out. Runner on second and Brett Hayes due up.

    Indians 6, Royals 3  Bot 6, 2 OutsJul 27 4:22 PM


  • Billy Butler doubles to deep right field. Alex Gordon scores.

    Indians 6, Royals 3  Bot 6, 2 OutsJul 27 4:19 PM


  • Ryan Raburn lead-off Home Run (3) to center. Roberto Perez due up.

    Indians 6, Royals 2  Top 6, 0 OutsJul 27 3:56 PM


  • Ryan Raburn homers to center field.

    Indians 6, Royals 2  Top 6, 0 OutsJul 27 3:55 PM


  • Carlos Santana two-out, two-run Home Run (19) to right scored Asdrubal Cabrera. Yan Gomes due up.

    Indians 5, Royals 2  Top 5, 2 OutsJul 27 3:40 PM


  • Michael Brantley sacrifice fly out to right scored Jose Ramirez with two outs. Runner on first and Carlos Santana due up.

    Indians 3, Royals 2  Top 5, 2 OutsJul 27 3:39 PM
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    Indians 3, Royals 2  Top 5, 2 OutsJul 27 3:39 PM


  • Carlos Santana homers to right field. Asdrubal Cabrera scores.

    Indians 5, Royals 2  Top 5, 2 OutsJul 27 3:39 PM


  • Asdrubal Cabrera single to right scored Roberto Perez with one out. On the play, Jose Ramirez advances to third. Runners on first and third and Michael Brantley due up.

    Indians 2, Royals 2  Top 5, 1 OutJul 27 3:38 PM


  • Michael Brantley out on a sacrifice fly to right field to Norichika Aoki. Jose Ramirez scores.

    Indians 3, Royals 2  Top 5, 1 OutJul 27 3:38 PM


  • Asdrubal Cabrera singles to right field. Jose Ramirez to third. Roberto Perez scores.

    Indians 2, Royals 2  Top 5, 1 OutJul 27 3:37 PM
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    Indians 1, Royals 2  Top 5, 1 OutJul 27 3:34 PM


  • Yan Gomes single to left scored Asdrubal Cabrera with one out. On the play, Carlos Santana advances to second. Runners on first and second and Nick Swisher due up.

    Indians 1, Royals 2  Top 4, 1 OutJul 27 3:21 PM


  • Yan Gomes singles to left field. Carlos Santana to second. Asdrubal Cabrera scores.

    Indians 1, Royals 2  Top 4, 1 OutJul 27 3:20 PM


  • Alex Gordon sacrifice fly out to left scored Norichika Aoki with two out. None on and Salvador Perez due up.

    Indians 0, Royals 2  Bot 3, 2 OutsJul 27 3:12 PM


  • Alex Gordon out on a sacrifice fly to left center field to Ryan Raburn. Norichika Aoki scores.

    Indians 0, Royals 2  Bot 3, 1 OutJul 27 3:10 PM


  • Jarrod Dyson single to left scored Billy Butler with two out. On the play, Brett Hayes advances to second. Runners on first and second and Alcides Escobar due up.

    Indians 0, Royals 1  Bot 2, 2 OutsJul 27 2:54 PM


  • Jarrod Dyson singles to left field. Brett Hayes to second. Billy Butler scores.

    Indians 0, Royals 1  Bot 2, 2 OutsJul 27 2:53 PM


  • Jose Ramirez flies out to Norichika Aoki.

    Jul 27 2:20 PM


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

    Jul 27 2:16 PM
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