After gaining ground in the playoff hunt, the Cleveland Indians are looking for more.
The Kansas City Royals, meanwhile, are hoping to avoid falling even farther behind.
The Indians go for a seventh straight home win over the Royals when these playoff hopefuls continue a three-game set Tuesday night.
Asdrubal Cabrera, Yan Gomes and Carlos Santana all homered and Cleveland (77-66) hung on for a 4-3 victory in Monday's opener. Chris Perez got Alex Gordon to fly out with the bases loaded to end the game as the Indians climbed to within 1 12 games of Tampa Bay for the AL's second wild-card spot and 4 12 of Central-leading Detroit.
"I had a stomachache. That's about as nail baiting as you can get," said manager Terry Francona, whose team has won five of six. "You try to be one run better. Tonight, I feel like we were a tenth of a run better."
The Indians have surrendered just 16 runs during their six-game home winning streak against the Royals (75-69), who fell four games behind the...