Cle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
KC 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 X 3
Date of game: 4/27/2013

Recap: Kansas City vs. Cleveland

Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - Eric Hosmer walked with the bases loaded in the seventh to force in the eventual game-winning run, as the Kansas City Royals held off the Cleveland Indians, 3-2.

Salvador Perez hit a two-run homer for the Royals, who started a 10-game homestand on Saturday.

Kansas City starter Ervin Santana (3-1) tossed seven scoreless innings to pick up the win. The right-hander gave up six hits while striking out five.

Scott Kazmir (0-1) allowed two runs on five hits over five innings for the Indians, who have lost two straight since a three-game winning streak. He had four strikeouts to surpass 1,000 for his career.

"I'd been sitting on that for a long time, it feels like, so it's not as special as if there would have been a time that I kept going through and not had this little hiccup," Kazmir said.

This four-game series was slated to get underway on Friday, but rain caused a postponement. The game will be made up on Sunday as part of a split doubleheader.

Perez's first homer of the year gave the Royals a 2-0 lead in the second inning. Jeff Francoeur led off with a walk and scored on Perez's blast to right.

Cleveland left the bases loaded in the third. Drew Stubbs, Jason Kipnis and Asdrubal Cabrera singled to fill the bags with one out. Nick Swisher, though, grounded into a double play.

Kansas City tacked on another run in the seventh. Alex Gordon singled and Alcides Escobar and Billy Butler walked to load the bases with two outs. Rich Hill came in from the bullpen and walked Hosmer to force in a run, making it 3-0. Lorenzo Cain grounded out to end the inning.

The Indians, who stranded runners on the corners in the eighth, scored a pair of runs off Greg Holland in the ninth. Mark Reynolds singled and Lonnie Chisenhall reached first on Hosmer's error. Michael Brantley knocked in both runners with a triple to right-center field. Kipnis struck out swinging to end the game.

"It was a little closer than I wanted, but that happens sometimes. It just goes to show you how big a three-run lead is," Holland said.

Game Notes

The Royals went 10-8 versus the Indians last season ... Holland picked up his sixth save of the season ... Santana improved to 3-8 lifetime versus the Indians in 15 starts ... Kazmir fell to 3-3 in his career versus the Royals in 11 starts.

Emanuel, Underwood join Buchanan Award Watch List

A pair of defensive standouts from the Missouri Valley Football Conference have played their way onto the 2014 Buck Buchanan Award Watch List.

NASCAR News
The Inside Line: Stewart still coping with tragedy

Seven weeks after his involvement in an accident that took the life of Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race on a dirt track in Upstate New York, Tony Stewart continues to deal with emotions surrounding the tragic incident.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
Team CHOCOLATE MILK member Owen Hammond recovers post-race with lowfat chocolate milk after finishing 140.6 miles at IRONMAN Chattanooga.

0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...
Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.