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Morales, Royals rally past Indians

Apr 29, 2015 - 5:37 AM Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Kendrys Morales capped a six-run seventh inning with a three-run homer as the Kansas City Royals beat the Cleveland Indians 11-5 on Tuesday.

The Indians went in front in the bottom of the sixth inning on Brandon Moss' three-run homer, but Kansas City wasn't behind for long.

Salvador Perez singled and Omar Infante doubled to put two in scoring position for Alcides Escobar, who worked the count full against Scott Atchison (0-1) before slapping a two-run double to right. Mike Moustakas then beat out a close play at first base, and Escobar raced home on the play to make it 6-5.

Moustakas advanced to second when Escobar kicked the ball away from catcher Brett Hayes. Lorenzo Cain was walked intentionally to set up the double play, but the move backfired as Bryan Shaw replaced Marc Rzepczynski and served up Morales' blast to right-center field.

Perez and Infante, each of whom finished with three hits, added RBI singles in the ninth inning to pad the score.

Alex Gordon hit a solo homer in the second inning and Morales was 3-for-5 with four runs scored for Kansas City, which will look to complete a three-game sweep on Wednesday.

"There are a lot of things he can do," Royals manager Ned Yost said of Morales. "He understands what he has to do when he gets in the box,"

Cleveland got to Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie to the tune of four runs in five-plus innings. Michael Bourn plated two with his single to right in the second, and Guthrie was responsible for the two men on base for Moss' home run off Brandon Finnegan (1-0).

Trevor Bauer yielded a season-high three runs on seven hits over six innings for the Indians. The young right-hander had only given up two runs in 19 innings in his first three starts of the season.

"It was a tough night," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "Nobody is going to feel sorry for us, so we have to get better."

Infante singled to plate Morales with two outs in the fourth inning, tying the game at 2-2. Gordon made it 3-2 in the top of the sixth, when he followed a Morales double with a single to right. Both innings ended with Gordon getting tagged out trying to advance a base.

Game Notes

The Indians have lost four straight games for the second time this season. They are 1-6 at home this season, one loss away from matching their 1-7 start from 1991 ... Moustakas has six hits already in this series. He came in batting 1-for-28 against the Tribe ... Kansas City went 7-for-14 with runners in scoring position ... The Royals had 18 hits. Cain was the lone starter without one.








  • KANSAS CITY: 11
    CLEVELAND: 5
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    Apr 28 9:26 PM


  • Infante singled to center, A.Gordon scored, S.Perez to third.

    Royals 11, Indians 5  Top 9, 2 OutsApr 28 9:17 PM


  • Omar Infante singles to shallow center field. Salvador Perez to third. Alex Gordon scores.

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  • S.Perez singled to left, K.Morales scored, A.Gordon to third.

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  • Salvador Perez singles to deep left field. Alex Gordon to third. Kendrys Morales scores.

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  • K.Morales homered to center on a 0-1 count, Moustakas scored, Hosmer scored.

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  • Kendrys Morales homers to center field. Eric Hosmer scores. Mike Moustakas scores.

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  • Moustakas infield single to first, A.Escobar scored.

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  • Mike Moustakas singles to first base, advances to 2nd. Alcides Escobar scores. Fielding error by Brett Hayes.

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  • A.Escobar doubled to right, S.Perez scored, Infante scored.

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  • Alcides Escobar doubles to right field. Omar Infante scores. Salvador Perez scores.

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  • Moss homered to right on a 1-1 count, Brantley scored, C.Santana scored.

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  • Brandon Moss homers to center field. Carlos Santana scores. Michael Brantley scores.

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  • A.Gordon singled to right, K.Morales scored.

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  • Alex Gordon singles to right field. Kendrys Morales scores.

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  • Infante singled to center, K.Morales scored, A.Gordon to second.

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  • Omar Infante singles to center field. Alex Gordon out at third. Kendrys Morales scores.

    Royals 2, Indians 2  Top 4, 2 OutsApr 28 7:15 PM


  • Michael Bourn singles to right field. Lonnie Chisenhall scores. Brandon Moss scores.

    Royals 1, Indians 2  Bot 2, 2 OutsApr 28 6:45 PM


  • Bourn singled to right, Moss scored, Chisenhall scored.

    Royals 1, Indians 2  Bot 2, 2 OutsApr 28 6:44 PM


  • A.Gordon homered to right on a 2-0 count.

    Royals 1, Indians 0  Top 2, 0 OutsApr 28 6:30 PM


  • Alex Gordon homers to right field.

    Royals 1, Indians 0  Top 2, 0 OutsApr 28 6:29 PM


  • Alcides Escobar grounds out to third base, Lonnie Chisenhall to Carlos Santana.

    Apr 28 6:13 PM


  • KANSAS CITY: 0
    CLEVELAND: 0
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