Cleveland, OH -- Lonnie Chisenhall hit his first career grand slam and Scott Kazmir pitched six and one-third innings of two run baseball as the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 Saturday night at Progressive Field.
The Indians have now won for the fifth time in seven games. Cleveland is 50-44 and trails Detroit by 1.5 games in the American League Central going into the final game before the All-Star break.
Chisenhall's sixth-inning blast off former Indian Jeremy Guthrie put the Tribe up 5-0 and ricocheted off the facing of the second deck in right field, landing in the visitor bullpen.
"It's a good feeling, probably the best one of my career so far, especially being my first grand slam," Chisenhall said. "It was a big game for us."
Chisenhall, the team's first draft pick in 2008, began the year as Cleveland's starting third baseman but was sent to Triple-A Columbus on May 15 after hitting just .213 in the opening months of the season. He has displayed better plate d...