KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Eddie Rosario watched anxiously as plate umpire Dan Bellino referred to as a ball what might perchance presumably presumably additionally without trouble accept as true with been strike three, then swatted the following pitch into the correct-field stands for a tiebreaking three-bustle homer Monday night time that sent the Cleveland Indians to an 8-6 take over the Kansas City Royals.
Josh Naylor added a two-bustle shot off Royals reliever Jakob Junis (1-2) two batters later, turning what would accept as true with been a scoreless seventh inning with Rosario’s would-be punch-out into a five-bustle physique.
Bryan Shaw (1-0) coughed up a bustle in reduction of Indians starter Aaron Civale, and James Karinchak gave up Hunter Dozier‘s two-bustle homer later in the seventh, old to their bullpen finally wrapped up their sixth absorb eight video games.
Emmanuel Clase labored around a single in the ninth for his sixth place. He’s but to allow an earned bustle in 13 1/3 innings.
Naylor performed with three RBIs and Franmil Reyes returned from the paternity listing to drive in two extra for the Indians. Whit Merrifield hit a two-bustle homer and Jorge Soler drove in two runs for Kansas City.
Daniel Lynch, essentially the most contemporary in the Royals’ promising pitching pipeline, had dinky to divulge for his solid big league debut.
The No. 34 overall get in the 2018 draft, Lynch overcame some early nerves to allow four hits and four walks and left to a standing ovation with a 3-1 lead. However the lanky left-hander additionally left two runners on with two outs in the fifth inning, and reliever Scott Barlow at present gave up Reyes’ double to tie the sport 3-all.
The Royals wasted a gamble to ranking the lead and put stress on Cleveland in the sixth. They loaded the bases with two outs old to Andrew Benintendi hit a frail grounder to the correct side of the infield to discontinue the inning.
In the seventh, the Indians had a pair of runners aboard with two outs when Rosario — with a 1-2 count on him — watched a pitch from Junis leave out correct exterior. Rosario homered on the very subsequent providing to give Cleveland its first lead at 6-3.
Indians: OF Harold Ramirez became summoned from the taxi squad and started in heart. OF Daniel Johnson became optioned to the taxi squad and LHP Kyle Nelson optioned to Triple-A Columbus.
Royals: RHP Jake Newberry became optioned to Triple-A Omaha and LHP Daniel Tillo went on the 60-day injured listing.
Indians: OF Jordan Luplow (sore left groin) got the destroy day after getting wound working out a grounder over the weekend. “We correct weren’t elated placing him accessible this present day slightly but,” manager Terry Francona stated. “I judge the trainers judge it be gain to the backside of, but if it be no longer in the following day or so, we might perchance presumably presumably need to take out one thing.”
Royals: C Cam Gallagher (concussion protocol) became area on the seven-day IL and C Sebastian Rivero recalled correct old to the predominant pitch. … SS Adalberto Mondesi (oblique) might perchance presumably presumably additionally originate up a rehab project subsequent week, GM Dayton Moore stated.
The Indians will strive to solve Royals LHP Mike Minor (2-1, 5.26 ERA) on Tuesday night time. He’s 3-0 with a place and a 0.39 ERA in three begins and 9 appearances against them. LHP Sam Hentges makes his season debut for Cleveland.
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