Indians Lose to Royals After 14-Inning Battle
CLEVELAND — The Indians saw their longest winning streak of the second half snapped late Saturday night as they fell to the Royals in 14 innings, 7-6.
Their three-game winning wave came to an end thanks to a two-out Tony Abreu single off Tribe reliever and losing pitcher Scott Maine.
Cleveland’s bullpen shined throughout the game until the 14th.
Seven relievers allowed just two hits in ten relief innings, after starter Jeanmar Gomez was chased after the third inning, surrendering six earned runs on seven hits.
The Tribe forced extra innings by plating a pair of runs in the ninth inning with Asdrubal Cabrera’s hit off Royals’ closer Greg Holland.
The Indians and Twins remain tied with the American League’s worst record at 66-92.
The series finale is set for a first pitch at 1:05 p.m. at Progressive Field.
The Indians will send Zach McAllister (5-8, 4.25 ERA) to the mound.
He will be opposed by Kansas City right-hander Luke Hochevar(8-15, 5.43 ERA).