American League Game Summary - Kansas City at Cleveland|
(Monday, May 28th)
Final Score: Cleveland 8, Kansas City 5
Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Jose Lopez drove in three runs, Jason Kipnis
collected three hits with two RBI and the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas
City Royals, 8-5, in the opener of a three-game set at Progressive Field.
Josh Tomlin (2-2) picked up the win in his return from the 15-day disabled
list, allowing four runs on as many hits over five innings. Tomlin had been
sidelined with right wrist soreness and Monday's outing was his first since
"I felt fine. It's been a long time since I've been out there in a game
situation like that so my adrenaline kind of got the best of me in the late
innings," said Tomlin.
The Indians avoided a season-high fourth straight loss by notching their
fourth consecutive win at home.
Eric Hosmer and Brayan Pena both homered for Kansas City, which has dropped
four of its last six games.
Nathan Adcock (0-3) absorbed the loss after being tagged for five runs -- four
earned -- on six hits and two walks in 2 1/3 innings.
Ahead 6-5, the Indians extended their lead in the seventh. Juan Diaz led off
with a single and advanced to third when Jose Mijares' pickoff attempt struck
him in the back and went out of play. Michael Brantley singled Diaz home,
stole third after a Kipnis base hit and scored on a fielding error.
Chris Perez closed the door in the ninth to earn his 17th save of the season.
Hosmer opened the scoring with a two-run blast in the second, but the Indians
answered with a five-run third.
Lonnie Chisenhall, who was recalled from Triple-A Columbus before the game,
belted a leadoff home run in his season debut for the Tribe.
Cleveland then loaded the bases with one out on two singles and a walk. Kipnis
made it 3-2 in favor of the home team with a two-run single up the middle.
Lopez and Casey Kotchman also singled home a run to put the Indians up 5-2.
Kansas City got two runs back in the fifth when Pena launched his first home
run of the year and Jarrod Dyson tripled into the right-field corner before
scoring on Kipnis' errant throw to third.
Lopez plated Kipnis with a single in the bottom of the inning, but the Royals
made it a one-run game in the top of the seventh when Dyson drew a one-out
walk, pilfered second and hustled home on Alcides Escobar's single to right.
"I felt like our offense was battling back all day long. I thought our offense
did a good job of staying in the game and staying after it," Royals manager
Ned Yost said.
The Indians placed infielder Jack Hannahan on the 15-day disabled list with a
strained left calf and designated pitcher Jairo Asencio for
assignment...Cleveland pounded out 14 hits, twice as many as Kansas City...The
Indians were 6-for-12 with runners in scoring position.
05/29 01:25:39 ET