Royals Beat Indians, 2-1

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CLEVELAND– The Kansas City Royals beat the Indians 2-1 on Monday night, coming from behind with the decisive run in the ninth inning.

The Royals win wasted a great starting effort by the Indians Carlos Carrasco.

The Indians took a 1-0 lead in the 6th inning when Carlos Santana ripped a solo shot off James Shields.  It was Santana’s 10th homer of the season.

Carrasco ran into some trouble in the 8th inning. Eric Hosmer of Kansas City, with two outs, doubled in a run as Shaw came on in relief of Carrasco.  That tied the game at one run apiece.

On the night, Carrasco pitched 7 and one thirds innings and allowed four hits and one run. He lowered his ERA from over 15.00 to 8.40.

Kansas City pushed across the go ahead run in the top of the ninth inning as Matt Albers wild pitch allowed Elliot Johnson to score.

It was 2-1 Kansas City but the Tribe looked to make noise in the bottom of the ninth.

Michael Bourn reached third base with one out, but Mike Aviles struck out and Jason Kipnis grounded out.

The Indians slip below the .500 mark once again.