Indians Beat Royals, 4-3
CLEVELAND– The Indians overcame a two-run deficit to beat the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night 4-3 at Progressive Field.
The Royals got to Tribe starter Ubaldo Jimenez in the 3rd inning as Eric Hosmer grounded out; while Escobar scored. Alex Gordon scored on a wild pitch for a 2-0 Kansas City lead.
Jimenez went 5 and one third innings, and allowed only two hits and two runs. He walked four and struck out four.
Cleveland finally got on the board in the sixth inning when Mike Aviles singled home Drew Stubbs.
The Royals got another run as the bullpen came on in relief of Jimenez. Perez singled in Hosmer and the Royals had pushed their lead out to 3-1.
The Indians rallied in the bottom of the 8th inning and took the lead. Michael Bourn drove in Ryan Raburn with a single and it was 3-2.
Jason Kipnis made it a tie game with his double that scored Bourn.
Michael Brantley got the winning run home thanks to a sacrifice fly, scoring Aviles.
Vinnie Pestano pitched an eventful ninth to get the save. The inning was highlighted by the Indians getting the second out thanks to a rundown between home and third.
The two teams close out the series on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m.