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Indians use three-run eighth to beat Royals

Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - The Cleveland Indians used a three-run eighth inning to beat the Kansas City Royals, 4-3, in the second tilt of a three-game series at Progressive Field.

With Cleveland down two, Kelvin Herrera (3-5) walked Ryan Raburn to start the eighth and advanced to second on a ground out. Michael Bourn hit a single just fair down the third-base line to score Raburn.

Mike Aviles singled and Jason Kipnis connected on a double to left to tie the game. After an intentional walk, Michael Brantley hit a sacrifice fly to bring in Aviles and put the Indians ahead.

Vinnie Pestano was able to get Eric Hosmer to ground out with the bases loaded to end the game. Two batters before that, Mike Moustakas was caught between third and home on a Alcides Escobar single that could have tied the game. Cody Allen (2-0) pitched a one-run eighth to earn the win.

Hosmer and Salvador Perez each recorded an RBI for the Royals, who look to win a fifth consecutive series on Wednesday in the finale.

06/18 22:19:46 ET

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