Posted August 03, 2012 on AP on Fox
Alcides Escobar's RBI single with two outs in the 11th inning gave the Kansas City Royals a 7-6 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night. Escobar's two-strike hit scored Eric Hosmer, who led off the inning with a single. The Indians rallied from a six-run first-inning deficit, but lost their sixth straight, their longest losing streak since dropping seven in a row from June 19-26, 2010. Aaron Crow (2-1), the sixth Royals pitcher, worked a spotless 11th inning to pick up the victory. Reliever Esmil Rogers (1-1), the fifth of six Indians pitchers, took the loss. Carlos Santana homered and drove in four runs for Cleveland. Indians right-hander Corey Kluber, who was making his first major league start, faced 10 batters in the first inning and gave up six runs, six hits and a walk, throwing 43 pitches. Alex Gordon began the Royals' six-run first with his seventh career leadoff home run. Hosmer's three-run homer to center was the big blow of the inning. Lorenzo Cain and ...
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